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Power program will cut costs 3% in San Jacinto when customers buy from city, not SCE

San Jacinto residents will soon be paying less for electricity. Under a program starting April 1, customers will be buying power from the city, not Southern California Edison — and save 3 percent on the costs. Utilizing the San Jacinto Power Community Choice Aggregation Program, the city will be buying power directly from those who generate it. “It’s […]

Rancho Mirage is now a power company, and the rest of California might follow its lead

Rancho Mirage is saying goodbye to Southern California Edison. Starting in a few months, local officials will decide where to buy energy for the city’s 18,000 residents — a change they say will lower electricity bills by 5 percent, and allow environmentally minded residents to buy cleaner energy than they’d get from Edison. Rancho Mirage’s decision to launch […]

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 […]

Riverside County Takes the next Step Toward Buying Electricity for Residents

A divided Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, Nov. 14, to take the next step in a process that could put the county in the power-buying business. The 3-2 vote – supervisors Kevin Jeffries and Chuck Washington were opposed – allows county officials to submit a Community Choice Aggregation plan to the California Public […]

Say Goodbye to Southern California Edison? Coachella Valley Eyes New Electricity Providers

Riverside County residents may soon be able to buy electricity from a government-run energy program, at lower rates than those offered by Southern California Edison — depending on what state regulators decide next summer. The county’s board of supervisors voted Tuesday to submit a plan to state officials to start a community choice aggregator, or CCA, in which the county would buy […]

Solar Alliance to Build Project for California Cannabis Grower

Solar provider Solar Alliance Energy Inc. has signed an agreement with Coachella Brands Inc. for the design and construction of a 600 kW ground-mounted solar project at a new legal cannabis growing and processing facility in California. Solar Alliance says its engineering team analyzed Coachella’s requirements and designed a system that will offset a large […]

Board Prepares to Move Ahead with Energy Purchasing Plan

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA — A divided Board of Supervisors Tuesday tentatively scheduled a Nov. 7 public hearing to weigh the pros and cons of creating a “Community Choice Aggregation” system under which Riverside County would purchase electricity on the open market, competing with utilities to deliver power to residents in unincorporated communities at, ideally, lower […]

Here’s Why Riverside County Could Decide to Buy Electricity for Unincorporated Areas

Providing cheaper power to parts of Riverside County is the goal of a program being considered by the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Oct. 24. The board is scheduled to vote on whether to take the next step toward Community Choice Aggregation, which would allow the county to buy electricity from power providers for […]

UC Riverside No. 2 Systemwide for Renewable Energy

UC Riverside is serious about its zero carbon footprint goal. For the past month UC Riverside has been installing more than 9,600 solar panels in two campus parking lots, a 4.3 megawatt project that puts UC Riverside in the number two spot — at the UC systemwide level — for on-site renewable energy, just behind UC Davis. The […]

Riverside County Solar Project Scores $131-Million Deal with Central Valley Farm District

California Gov. Jerry Brown couldn’t get a 100 percent renewable energy mandate across the finish line in Sacramento this month, and the Trump administration is eyeing protectionist trade policies that critics say would drive up the price of solar panels. But despite those headwinds, clean energy is still a hot commodity. Modesto Irrigation District, which provides energy […]