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Council Cautiously Approves Energy Alternative for the City

The city council approved membership into a brand-new countywide energy alternative, but not without reservations. The Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program is a legal structure that allows cities and counties to procure energy independent of Southern California Edison and allow for a higher percentage of renewable energy. The CCA’s other goals include creating clean energy […]

City Weighs Benefits of Buying, Selling Its Own Electricity

Tuesday, the (La Cañada) council discussed the possibility of entering a Community Choice Aggregation program that would allow local governments to purchase and sell electricity to residents instead of relying on traditional investor-owned utility procurement, such as Southern California Edison. Carl Alameda, the city’s director of administrative services, explained there are currently two different CCA […]

Lancaster (California) Is “Solar Power Capital Of The Universe”

Lancaster, California, produces more solar power per capita than any other city in the state. Devastated by the recession of 2009, when unemployment rose to 17%, the city has made its commitment to solar the basis of its economic rebirth. Today it is home to the BYD truck and bus factory, which just finished an […]

BYD Unveils North America’s Largest Electric Bus Factory with Bipartisan Group of Senior Officials

BYD has unveiled its expanded battery-electric bus  manufacturing facility — North America’s largest — with bipartisan support from elected officials including House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield); California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon; Congress members Steve Knight (R-Palmdale) and Nanette Diaz Barragan (D-San Pedro); 2018 California Gubernatorial Candidate and former mayor of Los Angeles Antonio […]

Pico Rivera Is Getting a New Electricity Provider Soon; Here’s What It Means for Your Bill

Pico Rivera is getting in to the energy business beginning Friday with the launch of a program officials say will offer lower rates than Southern California Edison’s. The program — called the Pico Rivera Innovative Municipal Energy, or PRIME, program — will partner the city with state regulators and the city of Lancaster to provide […]

Lancaster Continues to Lead the Way in Clean, Green, Energy

Lancaster Choice Energy is a locally run, not-for-profit power program created by the city of Lancaster. This clean and modern power provideris available exclusively to those who work and live within Lancaster. Lancaster has been at the forefront of creating a new sustainable approach to modern living. The city has been proactive in promoting solar power […]

Huntington Beach Puts RFP out for CCA Feasibility Study

The City of Huntington Beach has put an RFP out for a CCA Feasibility Study. This bid closes 10/12/17. Click the link below for more information on this RFP. Critical to assessing whether a CCA Program will make economic sense and meet local objectives is the need for a Feasibility Study that identifies pertinent […]

California Choice Energy Authority to Provide Community Choice Aggregation Services for the City of Palmdale

On Tuesday, July 11, 2017 the City of Palmdale City Council approved a consultant services agreement with California Choice Energy Authority (CCEA) to conduct a feasibility study and develop an implementation plan for the City’s participation in a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program. “The City of Palmdale demonstrates the ambition needed to launch a CCA […]

Some of California’s Major Utilities Are Trying to Block the Growth of Government-Owned Electricity Programs

Some of California’s big shareholder-owned utilities are working to thwart the expansion of government-owned electricity programs, including Los Angeles County’s proposed end run on traditional power providers. San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. are seeking amendments to state legislation or even a separate bill before the session ends Sept. […]

LADWP Sees Highest Demand Ever as Angelenos Roast in Record-Breaking Heat Wave

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers used more electricity on Thursday battling the heat wave than has ever been used in the agency’s history, DWP officials announced. Customers hit a peak demand of 6,502 megawatts at 4:15 p.m., shattering the previous record of 6,396 megawatts used on Sept. 16, 2014. The agency expects […]