City Weighs Benefits of Buying, Selling Its Own Electricity

Tuesday, the (La Cañada) council discussed the possibility of entering a Community Choice Aggregation program that would allow local governments to purchase and sell electricity to residents instead of relying on traditional investor-owned utility procurement, such as Southern California Edison.

Carl Alameda, the city’s director of administrative services, explained there are currently two different CCA programs La Cañada could join. The county’s Los Angeles Community Choice Energy program would create a joint powers authority for member cities that would be governed by a board of directors comprising one representative from each city. Municipalities must decide whether to enroll by a Dec. 27 opt-in deadline for inclusion in the program that would begin in January 2018. The cities of South Pasadena, Alhambra, Sierra Madre, Calabasas and Rolling Hills have signed up to be members.

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City Weighs Benefits of Buying, Selling Its Own Electricity, by Sara Cardine, Los Angeles Times, October 18, 2017.

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