What’s the latest in Community Choice and clean energy in California? Check it out…

It is our aim to present information and points of view that are important to clean energy and Community Choice stakeholders throughout California. The Clean Power Exchange and Center for Climate Protection are not responsible for the factual accuracy in reposted articles and viewpoints expressed are not necessarily those of the Clean Power Exchange or Center for Climate Protection.

Monterey Bay Community Power Is a Good Deal

The Central Coast in general and Monterey County communities in particular have arrived at an important moment that will determine whether we continue to be leaders in the field of innovation and environmental protection. On Tuesday, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors will consider whether to join Monterey Bay Community Power, an effort several years […]

County Vote on Clean Energy

The County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote next Wednesday on a staff recommendation to authorize a feasibility study for a county-wide Community Choice Energy (CCE) program. The City of Del Mar has sent a letter to the board supporting the CCE study. A CCE (also known as Community Choice Aggregation) has been used […]

Romeo Power Expands Manufacturing in Vernon, California

Romeo Power, a company that designs and manufactures electric vehicle battery packs, is expanding its manufacturing capabilities just outside of Los Angeles to the city of Vernon, California. At its new 113,000 square foot facility the company will manufacture battery packs ranging in size from 1 kWh to 1 MWh. The expansion supports the electric vehicle market as […]

Commentary: Give people a voice and choice in electric service

Communities throughout California and the nation are embracing Community Choice Energy programs for the procurement of cleaner energy. For more than 100 years, private electrical utilities have monopolized the market, leaving the consumer, the people, without a voice in how their electricity is procured and delivered, or in the rates they are required to pay. […]

California Municipal Utilities Order up to 1MW of Ice Batteries

The Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA), an organisation comprising the municipal utilities of 10 cities and one irrigation district, has ordered a potential 1MW of ice battery storage systems from Ice Energy. The systems, to be installed at customer residences, will help the utilities to tackle the difficult problem of mitigating residential peak demand […]

New Governance Proposal for Community Power Agency Heads to Supervisors

Salinas >> A governance proposal allowing the largest jurisdictions extra voting power on a proposed Monterey Bay Community Power agency is expected to be presented to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Under the proposal, Monterey County, the city of Salinas and Santa Cruz County would be offered two votes each on an 11-member policy […]

Community Choice Energy can benefit San Diego County

Counties all across California are acting swiftly and decisively to accelerate their transition to clean energy. On Feb. 15, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors will have an opportunity to make the right choice for our environment and our local economy by voting to move ahead with a Community Choice Energy Feasibility Study. Community Choice […]

County Supervisors to Vote on Community Choice Energy

On February 15th, San Diegans will have an opportunity to take a huge step forward on clean energy. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors will vote on implementation for some or all of the San Diego County Comprehensive Renewable Energy Plan (CREP). Many of the steps outlined in the plan save the county money and promote […]

Peninsula Clean Energy Inks Deal for 200 MW of New Solar

REDWOOD CITY – On January 26th, the Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) board of directors approved a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for 20 years to purchase the output from a new 200 MW solar photovoltaic power plant to be built in Merced County. This is enough solar energy to power over 75,000 average California households. […]

Center for Water Technology Receives $500,000 Grant for Energy Innovation

Fresno State’s International Center for Water Technology received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to create the Central Valley Regional Energy Innovation Accelerator program. The International Center for Water Technology and the Water, Energy and Technology (WET) Center will oversee the three-year program that will assist 20 to 25 entrepreneurs in the […]