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If Morro Bay gets a wind farm, here’s who would buy the electricity

Though a firm decision is still likely a year away, some of the key players in a plan to make the Morro Bay coast home to a mass of floating wind turbines are getting their ducks in a row now. On Thursday, Castle Wind LLC announced it has entered into an agreement with a Community […]

New solar farm ‘greens’ former cockfighting site in American Canyon

AMERICAN CANYON — Wielding a pair of oversized scissors, executives and Napa County elected officials jointly snipped a “green” ribbon Wednesday to signify the opening of the American Canyon Solar Project. “Developing a small-scale solar facility is no easy task,” said Aaron Halimi, founder and president of Renewable Properties. Today, “we can see the work […]

State Proposes $33M in New Funding for Electric Vehicle Charging in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, Calif. – The California Energy Commission is partnering with five local energy agencies to launch an incentive project for the installation of public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. As more Californians choose to drive EVs and the state transitions to an electric transportation system, there […]

La Mesa and Chula Vista move forward on community choice energy program

The city councils of Chula Vista and La Mesa each gave the green light Tuesday night to take the first steps in joining forces with the city of San Diego to create the area’s first community choice energy program. “There’s power in numbers and in this case, bigger is better,” La Mesa Mayor Mark Arapostathis […]

$24 Million Partnership to Install Electric Vehicle (EV) Chargers in San Mateo County

Redwood City, CA – August 13, 2019 – Peninsula Clean Energy, the California Energy Commission, and Center for Sustainable Energy are partnering to launch an incentive project in San Mateo County in 2020 to increase publicly available electric vehicle charging locations with investments potentially reaching $24 million. Using $12 million from PCE and an additional $12 million proposed by the California Energy […]

SFPUC Seeking Local Renewable Energy Supplies for CleanPowerSF

San Francisco, CA – The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is accepting bids for the CleanPowerSF program through its 2019 Local Renewable Energy Supplies RFO. This Request for Offers for Renewable Energy seeks bids of energy (and Resource Adequacy capacity, if available) from new and existing Eligible Renewable Energy Resources (ERRs), as defined in California […]

City of San Diego invites 7 cities and the county to join a regional community choice energy agency

After more than a year of meetings with government officials from communities around the region, the city of San Diego has invited seven cities and unincorporated areas of the county to join forces and create a community choice energy program that would offer an alternative to San Diego Gas & Electric. The city made the […]

CPX Legislative Update – August 8, 2019

Updated 8/8/19 Legislative Calendar Check: The legislature is currently on summer recess and will reconvene on Monday, August 12. Due to the recess, most of the items below have not changed since the last update. We are monitoring about 29 energy and/or climate-related bills, not all of which directly impact Community Choice Energy. Below is […]

Carpinteria: Power in choices

Several years ago, I wrote about community choice energy (CCE) in this column, and as the city of Carpinteria nears a decision regarding who has the buying power of our energy, I thought a reintroduction to the topic would be helpful. Historically, electricity in California has been handled primarily by investor-owned utilities like Southern California […]

San José Clean Energy, EDP Renewables Sign Long-term Agreement for 100 MW of Solar and 10 MW of Battery Storage

SAN JOSE, Calif. August 7, 2019 – Today, San José Clean Energy (SJCE) and EDP Renewables SA (EDPR), through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA), signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for 100 megawatts (MW) of new solar energy and 10 MW of battery storage at the Sonrisa Solar […]