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Solana Energy Alliance seeing higher revenues, lower expenses

Solana Beach city staff said Wednesday, Feb. 13 that the city is seeing favorable results in its community choice aggregation program. Financial results through December 2018 show the Solana Energy Alliance (SEA) program, which launched in June as an alternative to San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E), has seen revenues 2.73 percent above projections and […]

San Diego region way off track to meet state mandates for limiting climate pollution from driving

San Diegans drive too much — and regional efforts are failing to get them out of their cars and on to buses, trolleys and other cleaner forms of commuting. That’s according to Hasan Ikhrata, the new high-profile executive director of the San Diego Association of Governments, who was hired away from a similar planning and transportation agency […]

How SDG&E Plans to Quit the Electricity Procurement Business

California officials grappling with the fallout from devastating wildfires and the fate of embattled utility Pacific Gas & Electric will soon have to answer another weighty question: Should the state’s utilities get out of the business of buying and selling electricity? And, if so, what should be the default electricity provider for customers who opt […]

San Diego Moves Closer to Offering Energy Alternative to SDG&E

The San Diego City Council’s four-person Environment Committee voted unanimously Thursday to send a proposal to the full council establishing a community choice energy provider that would compete with private-sector energy companies such as SDG&E. San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced the proposal in October to a chorus of approval from local environmental activists and […]

Santee votes to join La Mesa, Chula Vista in study to explore ‘community choice energy’

SANTEE, Calif. — Santee council members voted unanimously Wednesday night to move forward in partnership with Chula Vista and La Mesa to explore other, more affordable energy options for residents. The idea of community choice aggregation or energy has been discussed for the last several years, but now this study would help determine if the option […]

Why SDG&E wants to get out of the business of buying electricity

With California’s grid going through dramatic changes, San Diego Gas & Electric has approached the Legislature in Sacramento with a proposal that, at least at first blush, sounds pretty radical — it wants to get out of the business of buying and selling electricity. Instead, the company is calling on the state to create a separate entity […]

Solana Beach to enter three-year energy purchase deal

Seeking to reduce the risk from fluctuations in the energy market, the city of Solana Beach will enter into a three-year purchase agreement for hydroelectric power, under the city’s program that allows residents to purchase electricity as an alternative to San Diego Gas & Electric. The city launched its program, called the Solana Energy Alliance, last summer. […]

Clean Coalition’s Solar Siting Survey identifies about 500 MW of large commercial-scale solar potential on built environments in the City of San Diego

January 11, 2018 NEWS RELEASE: Clean Coalition’s Solar Siting Survey identifies about 500 MW of large commercial-scale solar potential on built environments in the City of San Diego The untapped solar potential on rooftops, parking lots, and parking structures can significantly increase San Diego’s local solar generation MENLO PARK, CA – The Clean Coalition has released a Solar […]

‘Growing pains’: City presents CCA quarterly update

SOLANA BEACH — The first of its kind in the county, Solana Beach’s Community Choice Aggregation program is anticipating a decline in projected revenue over the next few years, a hurdle one council member referred to as “growing pains.” The outcome is largely attributed to increases in the cost of energy and a modified “exit […]

How San Diego’s New Government-Run Energy Agency Would Work

Since Solana Beach launched its own power-buying agency to compete with San Diego Gas & Electric in June, the city’s 7,000 electricity customers have already saved about $200,000. But the city is also already looking ahead to a rough patch where it expects the new agency to lose money until 2022. The amount is relatively […]