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Clean Energy Alliance Accepting Applications for Community Advisory Committee

Aug. 5 – The Clean Energy Alliance, a Joint Powers Authority between the cities of Carlsbad, Del Mar and Solana Beach, is seeking interested residents and business owners from its member cities to apply to serve on its inaugural Community Advisory Committee. The new community-based committee will advise the board of directors on its Community Choice Aggregation […]

CCAs responding to Community Needs – Symposium Panel – June 5

I am pleased to share that I will be making a presentation at the San Diego Energy District’s Virtual Symposium on Community Energy on Friday, June 5. My presentation will be during Session 4 which starts at 3pm. The session will focus on Community Choice agency customer programs. My particular focus will be on how CCAs […]

Solana Beach CCA moves to shave its discount in comparison to SDG&E to 1%

Looking to shore up the bottom line of its stand-alone community energy program, the Solana Beach City Council has taken steps to reduce the discount it offers in comparison to San Diego Gas & Electric from 3 percent cheaper to just 1 percent. “Obviously, we need to make a shift,” said Solana Beach City Councilman […]

Energy Disruption and the New (not so) Normal

Last Friday, I drove down to San Diego to attend the Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition’s (LGSEC’s) all-day forum on “Energy Disruption: How Local Governments Can Respond to the New Normal.” I’m happy to report that the event met my expectations and presented a number of opportunities to highlight The Climate Center’s Advance Community Energy […]

Carlsbad-Solana Beach-Del Mar community choice energy program set to launch in 2021

While an expansive community choice energy program spearheaded by the city of San Diego has drawn attention across the region in recent months, a smaller entity that includes a member with real-time experience in the sector voted Thursday to obtain official certification from state regulators. “This has everything to do with making sure that we […]

SDG&E will not have to buy the Otay Mesa Energy Center for $280 million

San Diego Gas & Electric will not have to pay $280 million to take over the 608-megawatt Otay Mesa Energy Center natural gas power plant as part of a complicated and controversial agreement signed 10 years ago by the plant’s current owner, Houston-based Calpine. Early Tuesday evening, an official at Calpine confirmed to the Union-Tribune that the […]

San Diego progresses green energy transition

The city of San Diego is to press ahead with a Community Choice Energy (CCE) programme to provide residents with the choice of greener energy. The San Diego City Council also approved a proposal to create a new regional joint-powers entity with several cities across the region including Chula Vista, La Mesa and Encinitas which […]

What to Watch as the City’s New Energy Agency Gets Off the Ground

Last week, the San Diego City Council took the big plunge and decided, in a 7-2 vote, to start buying and selling energy. San Diego, along with several neighboring cities, will shortly form a “community choice” energy agency, or CCA. This is something I’ve written a lot about over the past two years, because it represents […]

Imperial Beach and Santee go in different directions for community choice energy

The growing movement to adopt community choice aggregation, or CCA, energy programs in the region gained additional momentum Wednesday night, but Imperial Beach and Santee are heading in different directions on which governing structure to pursue. As expected, the I.B. City Council voted 5-0 to become the fifth city in the region to officially join […]

CalCCA Statement on the San Diego City Council’s Decision to Join a Regional JPA to Implement CCA

Today, in a -7-2 vote, the San Diego City Council gave the green light for the city to participate in the San Diego Regional Community Choice Energy Authority. The joint-powers authority (JPA) will govern and operate a regional community choice aggregation (CCA) program, with the primary goal of achieving a 100 percent renewable energy portfolio. […]