While an expansive community choice energy program spearheaded by the city of San Diego has drawn attention across the region in recent months, a smaller entity that includes a member with real-time experience in the sector voted Thursday to obtain official certification from state regulators.
“This has everything to do with making sure that we can hit our timeline,” said Cori Schumacher, the chair of what is called the Clean Energy Alliance. She and the other two members of the group’s board adopted a resolution to submit an implementation plan with the California Public Utilities Commission that will create an alternative to San Diego Gas & Electric when it comes to purchasing power sources for customers in Del Mar, Solana Beach and Carlsbad.
The Clean Energy Alliance aims to start serving customers in May 2021.
Carlsbad-Solana Beach-Del Mar community choice energy program set to launch in 2021, by Rob Nikolewski, The San Diego Union-Tribune, December 20, 2019.