Entries by California Community Choice Association

CalCCA and Key Energy Market Stakeholders Reach Central Buyer Settlement Agreement

Diverse energy market participants find common ground to help ensure reliability in California Concord, Calif. – The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) and several key energy market stakeholders – Calpine Corporation, Independent Energy Producers Association, Middle River Power, NRG Energy, Inc., San Diego Gas & Electric Company, Shell Energy North America, and the Western Power Trading […]

CalCCA Statement on Moody’s Assigning Investment-Grade Credit Rating to PCE

The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) congratulates Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) onobtaining a Baa2 Issuer Rating from Moody’s Investors Service. “PCE’s achievement of an investment–grade credit rating speaks to the inherent strengths of the CCA business model in California, and the leadership role CCAs are playing in the state’s efforts to lower greenhouse gas emissions and transition to cleaner energy resources,” said Beth Vaughan, executive […]

CalCCA Statement on Moody’s Assigning Investment-Grade Credit Rating to PCE

The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) congratulates Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) on obtaining a Baa2 Issuer Rating from Moody’s Investors Service. “PCE’s achievement of an investment-grade credit rating speaks to the inherent strengths of the CCA business model in California, and the leadership role CCAs are playing in the state’s efforts to lower greenhouse gas emissions and […]

New 2030 Energy Plan Relies on CCAs to Procure 10,000 MW to Meet Climate Goals

Concord, Calif. – The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on April 25 unanimously approved a new plan for achieving ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets within California’s electric sector, primarily relying on Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) to procure the new clean energy resources the state needs over the next decade to meet its climate goals. […]

Energy committees considering three bills that could hinder CCA communications with their boards, add costs for ratepayers, and undermine local decision-making

CalCCA representatives and our partners will be expressing concern today in policy committee hearings with three bills that could hamper the growth of local community choice programs. Taken together, these three bills could negatively impact the ability of community choice aggregators (CCAs) to communicate with their governing boards (AB 1362, O’Donnell), increase procurement costs with […]

Geof Syphers outlines CalCCA concerns with central procurement in hearing of the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy

Geof Syphers, CEO of Sonoma Clean Power, testified before the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy on April 10 to provide input on a significant new legislative proposal that seeks to respond to market uncertainty surrounding the PG&E bankruptcy by creating a statewide entity to procure electricity on behalf of all load-serving entities, including community choice […]

CalCCA Statement on New Report from Governor Newsom’s Strike Force

Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) are committed to providing reliable service, clean energy at competitive rates, and innovative programs that benefit people, the environment and the economy in communities across California. Community choice energy providers applaud Governor Newsom for his leadership during this critical period for California’s energy market and his quick action to assemble a […]

Community Choice Electricity Providers Launch Bright Energy Future Campaign

New Website Highlights Principles for Stronger, Greener, More Reliable Electric System The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) is proud to announce the launch of theBright Energy Future CA campaign, a statewide coalition committed to building a stronger, greener, more reliable electric system for California — and preserving and promoting the role of local, not-for-profit community choice […]

Senator Wiener Holds CPUC Accountable for Misstating Facts About CCAs in Legislative Hearing

Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) cautioned members of the Legislature in a March 19 hearing on expanding California Public Utilities Commission oversight of innovative new community choice aggregation (CCA) programs — charging the agency with attempting to “double down on [a] hyper-centralized, monopoly model” of electricity production that “has not worked well for California.” In […]

CalCCA Action Alert: CalCCA tells state legislators Community Choice Aggregators Are “Growing Force” for Reliability and Affordability

CalCCA Action Alert: CalCCA tells state legislators: Community Choice Aggregators Are “Growing Force” for Reliability and Affordability in Uncertain Energy Market  California’s community choice aggregators (CCAs) are helping to stabilize today’s uncertain energy market — and public, locally-controlled energy providers have an even bigger role to play in the state’s energy future. CalCCA Executive Director Beth […]