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CPUC Critics Warn Lawmakers to Reform Commission or Face Receivership Request

Medical services inside California prisons were so lacking in 2006, a federal court placed the entire program into receivership — and state officials have yet to regain full control of the system. Now a pair of San Diego lawyers is threatening to file a lawsuit similar to the one that sparked the federal action, if […]

CPUC: SDG&E May Not Recover $379M From Consumers for 2007 Wildfires

Dive Brief: The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) yesterday ruled San Diego Gas & Electric is responsible for $379 million in costs related to the 2007 southern California wildfires, concluding the utility did not reasonably operate its facilities linked to the fires. The utility in 2015 petitioned the CPUC to recover those funds, which represented a […]

Utility Company Thwarted After Trying to Shift Fire Expenses to Customers

Who pays for wildfire damage? Some utility companies are saying “not I.” The San Diego Gas and Electric Company, an investor-owned utility, argued to the California Public Utilities Commission that they should be able to shift some wildfire expenses onto customers. The commission denied their request Thursday. The company hoped to recover $379 million in […]

California Low-Income Multifamily Solar Program Moves Forward

California is the undisputed solar leader in the United States. With policies and mechanisms like its ambitious renewable portfolio standard, the California Solar Initiative (CSI) and community choice aggregation, the Golden State has provided lessons for other states in novel and practical policies to advance solar deployment. But there are a few areas where even […]

SDG&E Set to Unveil Renewables Plan as Alternative to San Diego’s Proposed CCA Program

Dive Brief: San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is set to reveal an alternative plan in the coming weeks that would help San Diego reach its target of 100% renewables by 2035, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. The California city is examining other options to achieve those aims, including a government-run community choice program. Under the CCA, […]

County to Submit Electricity Buying Plan to State

A divided Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted to take the next step toward establishing a “Community Choice Aggregation” program that would enable Riverside County to buy electricity on the open market, with the goal of delivering power to residents in unincorporated communities at lower rates. In a 3-2 vote – with Supervisors Kevin Jeffries […]

California Low-Income Multifamily Solar Program Moves Forward

California is the undisputed solar leader in the United States. With policies and mechanisms like its ambitious renewable portfolio standard, the California Solar Initiative (CSI) and community choice aggregation, the Golden State has provided lessons for other states in novel and practical policies to advance solar deployment. But there are a few areas where even […]

NCPA to Provide Services for Community Choice Aggregation

The Northern California Power Agency on Nov. 15 said that it will be providing a variety of wholesale energy services to California’s Pioneer Community Energy. Pioneer was established to provide local decision-making authority over electricity supply. Pioneer’s initial service territory will cover areas currently serviced by investor‐owned electric utility Pacific Gas & Electric. State law […]

Press Release: SEAB Votes to Move Forward with Community Choice Energy

PRESS RELEASE November 16, 2017 Contact: Hailey Bossert, hailey@gomixte.com, 858-437-2654 SEAB Votes to Move Forward with Community Choice Energy Community and Business Leader Alliance Tells Mayor That Time for Action is Now Nov. 16, 2017—Today, the city’s Sustainable Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) voted to approve a recommendation to move forward with a proposed Community Choice […]

Does C-C-A Spell the End of the Regulated Electric Utility in California?

One of the biggest ideas challenging today’s utility business model is the customer choice aggregation (CCA) movement in California. By the end of 2017, a third or more of California’s investor-owned utility (IOU) customers will get electricity from alternative sources and/or providers and there will be 915,000 CCA customers. But that is just the beginning, according […]