Community Blogs

The following communities are exploring Community Choice. In an effort to facilitate open communication among Californians about the process and benefits of Community Choice, correspondents from each of the communities below submit updates on the progress and developments of Community Choice in their respective communities. Read the latest in each community.

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In this section, we cover clean energy developments coming out of the eight counties in the San Joaquin Valley. One of the first Community Choice efforts in California, though unsuccessful, started in Fresno County.

San Francisco Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area is experiencing a groundswell of Community Choice activity. CleanPowerSF launched in May 2016 and Silicon Valley Clean Energy, Peninsula Clean Energy, and the communities of Alameda and San Jose are advancing programs.

San Diego Region

San Diego County’s energy is supplied by San Diego Gas & Electric, which is California’s third major investor-owned utility. Several Community Choice efforts are underway in San Diego.

Central Coast

This section covers two tri-county Community Choice efforts currently underway: one that consists of the counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura; and the other that includes the counties of Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito.