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Curious about Community Choice Energy for the Central Coast?

Who We Are Central Coast Power is a consortium of local governments that has formed to explore the feasibility of a CCE program to empower our local COMMUNITY with the CHOICE of how and where our electricity is created and enhance the SUSTAINABILITY and ECONOMIC vitality of the tri-county region. All 27 jurisdictions throughout San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties that […]

sPower Signs 105 MW PPA Under Community Choice Aggregation Program

sPower has secured a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for 105 MW-AC of solar power with community choice aggregator MCE in California, making it sPower’s largest contract of this type to date, and the largest community choice aggregation (CCA) agreement known to pv magazine. CCA programs are beginning to stand up and be noted in […]

Local Governments Agree to Join Community Power Group

Local governments in 20 communities have taken formal actions signaling their interest to join Monterey Bay Community Power, a regional project among local government agencies to provide electricity to residents and businesses throughout Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties by 2018 Monterey Bay Community Power aims to provide consumer choice, increase renewable energy and […]

City of Manteca: Renewable Energy Abound

The Manteca City Council earlier this month considered proposals for a solar project for its wastewater treatment plant that could potentially save the city millions of dollars over the next decade. The 5.5-acre solar array would provide one megawatt of electricity to power a third of the plant, making it the second largest solar installation […]

Poll Surveys Monterey County Residents on Green Energy Initiative

Monterey County >> A majority of all unincorporated Monterey County residents who responded to a survey about a still little-known tri-county community choice energy initiative would only back the proposal if their electric bills stay the same or decrease. About 1 in 3 would pay an additional $5 or more per month on their bills […]

Fresno County First: Why Outsource Solar Before Offering Community Choice Here?

Letter to the editor – On Nov. 2, the Fresno Business Journal published a story, “Fresno County solar project to provide energy to community choice aggregator,” about a Community Choice agency as the recipient of electricity from a large solar installation in Fresno County. My question is, why don’t we have our own local Fresno-based Community Choice […]

Contra Costa County, Cities Moving Forward with Alternative Energy Plan

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA — Several Contra Costa County cities and the county’s Board of Supervisors are considering developing a way for residents to buy more electricity from renewable sources while simultaneously abandoning PG&E. The so-called community choice programs, allowed under a 2002 state law, grant cities and counties the ability to set up nonprofit […]

Interested In Energy Provider Alternative To PG&E, Concord?

CONCORD, CA – The City of Concord is exploring the possibility of participating in a program with other Contra Costa County cities and the county that would provide residents with an alternative to PG&E as the provider of electricity to their homes or businesses. Community Choice Energy is a local, not-for-profit governmental program that buys and […]

Local Governments Move to Break PG&E Monopoly

Just a few months ago things looked shaky, with both the city of Salinas and Monterey County contemplating bowing out of a plan to break Pacific Gas & Electric’s local monopoly. The plan was to do it with clean energy. But now, 19 local governments have announced their intention of joining Monterey Bay Community Power to create […]

Nineteen Local Governments Signal Interest to Join Monterey Bay Community Power

Following approximately 100 community meetings and presentations, as well as in-depth discussions with elected officials and staff, 19 local governments have taken formal actions signaling their interest to join Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP), a regional project among local government agencies to provide electricity to residents and businesses throughout Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz […]