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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. […]

San Diego City Council takes the leap into community choice energy

The city of San Diego is about to enter the power-purchasing business. On a 7-2 vote Tuesday afternoon, the San Diego City Council approved the formation of a community choice aggregation, or CCA, energy program. The council also approved a joint powers agreement that will see San Diego partner with Chula Vista, La Mesa, Encinitas and — […]

Microgrids Offer Communities Bridge to Sustainable Future

In September 2017, Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 storm packing sustained winds of 155 miles per hour, took direct aim at Puerto Rico. Ranking as the worst natural disaster to ever hit the island, the hurricane devastated Puerto Rico’s electrical grid and left most of its residents without power for more than six months, according […]

Supervisors vote to go forward on Community Choice Energy; Gaspar votes no

The County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to continue exploring the idea of getting into the business of buying and selling electricity. Supervisors Kristin Gaspar and Jim Desmond opposed the motion. The action came after a feasibility study/business plan was presented to the Board on the pros and cons of community choice energy also […]

Power Moves Put Pressure on SDG&E

San Diego Gas & Electric’s long-running regional monopoly is quickly coming to an end. That much was clear following back-to-back votes at Thursday’s meeting of the San Diego City Council’s environment committee. First, the committee approved a plan to start a government-run “community choice” energy agency to buy and sell electricity. The full City Council […]

Encinitas set to join regional Community Choice Energy program

The Encinitas City Council unanimously voted to enter a Community Choice Energy program with cities including San Diego, Chula Vista and La Mesa. “We’re about to run through the ribbon with our arms up,” Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear said moments before the council’s vote at its Sept. 11 meeting. The vote culminated a nearly four-year […]