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Riverside County ‘electric company’ deserves close look

Riverside County, CA has completed a study to test the feasibility of starting a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program. If launched, this CCA would provide customers more choice in where there energy is produced, support their local economy, and potentially lower their electricity bills. “Being able to choose where your electricity comes from is one […]

Hermosa Beach moves to gather data for potential Community Choice Aggregation

The Hermosa Beach, CA City Council has approved an implementation plan for a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program. This move does not commit the city to launching the CCA, but meets a state requirement for jurisdictions perusing CCA as part of the legal process. “Hermosa has been exploring CCA since 2014, and has participated in […]

How Riverside County wants to lower electric bills

Riverside County, CA Board of Supervisors is moving forward with a plan to pursue Community Choice Aggregation to serve residents in unincorporated areas of the county. This new energy program would replace the incumbent utility, Southern California Edison. “Besides helping residents save money, Supervisor John Benoit said aggregation might have a side benefit of helping in-county […]

Inventor of Community Choice Describes CCA 2.0

How can Community Choice power the energy revolution? “The next five years will see more change in the energy industry than has occurred in the previous fifty years.” So begins “Community Choice Aggregation 2.0 Strategies for Distributed Energy Resources in a CCA Environment,” a recently released a white paper by the inventor of Community Choice […]

Lancaster Choice Energy Accelerates City’s Quest to Be Solar Capital of the World

Located in the North Los Angeles, Antelope Valley region, Lancaster has suffered from unhealthy levels of smog, ozone (see Air Pollution), and dirty air for years. To address this, Lancaster has initiated various clean energy programs, led by Mayor R. Rex Parris, with a goal to make the city the “solar capital of the world.” The city was […]

No Edison, no problem: Riverside County taking steps to buy its own electricity

Riverside County is testing the waters to form a Community Choice Aggregation program (CCA) that would serve its over 2 million residents and its many businesses. Early reports show that the average home would save anywhere from $50 to $55 per month on electricity provided by a CCA. Read more here: No Edison, No Problem: Riverside […]

Apple Valley Adopts Plan to Become Electric Provider

APPLE VALLEY — The Town Council voted Tuesday to adopt the implementation plan for the Apple Valley Choice Energy Program, a move the leads the town a step closer to becoming residents’ default electricity provider. A summary of the Community Choice Aggregation program startup and phase-in process projects total revenues for the town of nearly […]

Hermosa Beach council discusses alternate energy providers

It was a debate that pitted the city’s aggressive carbon neutral goals against financial viability on Tuesday night, as the Hermosa Beach City Council considered whether to continue researching Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) as an alternative energy provider. CCA is a state-governed policy that allows municipalities to purchase alternative energy supplies such as solar, wind […]

Lancaster Choice Energy’s Smart Choice Option Certified by Center for Resource Solutions’ Green-e Energy Program

Lancaster Choice Energy’s Smart Choice Option Certified by Center for Resource Solutions’ Green-e Energy Program SAN FRANCISCO, CA (July 21, 2016)—Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) announced today that Lancaster Choice Energy (LCE)’s Smart Choice renewable power option is now certified by  Green-e Energy—North America’s leading independent certification program for renewable energy. LCE’s Smart Choice program, […]

World’s Largest Storage Battery Will Power Los Angeles

By 2021, electricity use in the west Los Angeles area may be in for a climate change-fighting evolution. For many years, the tradition has been that on midsummer afternoons, engineers will turn on what they call a “peaker,” a natural gas-burning power plant In Long Beach. It is needed to help the area’s other power […]