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Save the Date! Community Meetings planned for Fresno and Visalia

Community meetings focusing on Community Choice Energy are planned for Fresno and Visalia in December. The Visalia meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 13 and Fresno’s will be the following day, Wednesday, December 14. Both events will feature Woody Hastings of the Clean Power Exchange to offer a presentation on the benefits of Community […]

eMotorWerks to Deliver Up to 1,000 Free Electric Vehicle Smart Charging Stations for Sonoma Clean Power Customers

San Carlos, and Sonoma, CA November 15, 2016– Recognizing the need to support rapidly growing electrical demand for electric vehicles (EV), Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) has partnered with award-winning eMotorWerks to provide up to 1,000 free smart charging units to SCP customers while program funds last. eMotorWerks is a leading provider of cloud-connected, EV charging […]

eMotorWerks and Marin Clean Energy Announce SmartCharge Electric Vehicle Program to Maximize Renewable Energy Capacity in Northern California

MCE and eMotorWerks partner to meet electric vehicle (EV) charging demand and further increase affordable, renewable generation for Bay Area communities MARIN COUNTY, Calif. and SAN CARLOS, Calif., Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — eMotorWerks, an award-winning leading provider of intelligent and connected smart-grid electric vehicle charging solutions, and Marin Clean Energy (MCE), California’s first community choice aggregation (CCA) program, announced a cutting-edge […]

PG&E Battery Storage Systems are First to Successfully Participate in California Electricity Markets

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has successfully completed a technology demonstration project to explore the performance of battery storage systems participating in California’s electricity markets. The project, funded by California’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program, began in 2014 and utilized PG&E’s 2 megawatt (MW) Vaca-Dixon and 4 MW Yerba Buena […]

Altamont Clean Energy Interested in Selling to County CCA

Three clean power firms operating in Alameda County are interested in selling energy to a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) entity, which the county is attempting to form in conjunction with interested cities. Two of the clean power firms represent renewable energy businesses that want to repower wind turbines in the Altamont. They plan to use […]

Albany Joins Energy Provider Partnership

  The City Council this week voted to participate in the East Bay Community Energy Authority JPA, a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program that would allow cities in the East Bay to pool together in purchasing energy. Supporters say CCA programs allow member cities to use economies of scale to negotiate cheaper energy for their […]

Five Common Questions About Community Choice Aggregation

EES Consulting has prepared feasibility studies on Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) for Los Angeles County, Western Riverside Council of Governments, San Bernardino Associated Governments, Coachella Valley Association of Governments, and the City of San Jose. In working with stakeholders for these various clients, we repeatedly encounter five questions about the case for creating a CCA. […]

Community Choice Energy Coming to Berkeley

BERKELEY — The City Council next week is expected to formalize Berkeley’s participation in East Bay Community Energy, a community choice energy program expected to be launched in Alameda County cities in fall 2017. The program will allow member cities to pool resources to purchase energy, using economies of scale to negotiate cheaper prices for their […]

Wrightspeed and the Ratto Group Unveil Range-Extended Electric Collection Truck

Wrightspeed Inc., an Alameda, California-based manufacturer of range-extended electric vehicle powertrains for heavy-duty applications, and The Ratto Group, a Santa Rosa, California-based waste, yard waste and recycling collection and processing company, have unveiled the first commercial application of a range-extended electric collection truck. The companies say this truck represents a new era for the global […]

Council May Select CCA Consultant Nov. 9

SOLANA BEACH — With council members expected to select at the Nov. 9 meeting a consultant to help with Community Choice Aggregation plans, the city has created a link on its website to provide residents with information. For the past five years Solana Beach has been discussing CCA, a program that allows cities, either on […]