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Questions Raised Over Community Choice Aggregation

As Borrego and surrounding towns have seen their electricity bills increased and many consumers are on different rate tiers then before, the Community Choice Aggregation programs are causing concern. The article below by Bianca Kaplanek of The Coast News Group shows how more questions than answers have been raised over the proposal, with some residents […]

SDG&E Trying to Stop Community Choice Aggregation

San Diego faces new challenges in creating a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program. SDG&E, the city’s incumbent utility, has launched a new investor-funded marketing arm aimed at derailing any progress towards the creation of a CCA. “From SDG&E’s perspective, the situation is pretty clear-cut. As more cities embrace community choice aggregation, this means fewer customers […]

San Diego’s 100 Percent Renewable Energy Mandate Does Not Include the Energy Source Called Natural Gas

Can Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) help San Diego reach its renewable energy goals? The cities Climate Action Plan calls for the creation of a CCA, but the city is still in the early stages of exploration. San Diego’s renewable energy commitment to reach 100% clean power by 2035 ignores natural gas use for heating, cooking, and […]

Communities Should Embrace This Technology – Letter to the Editor

Regarding “More cities, counties choosing green energy sources” (Aug. 15): Thank you for the excellent article on Community Choice Energy (CCE). Like Uber and Airbnb, CCE is a disruptive technology that challenges conventional establishments. Those technologies give people choices in transit and lodging. Similarly, CCE gives people choices in electricity. Just as consumers may still […]

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 […]

KUSI TV: Backlash Against SDG&E’s New Division Funded By Shareholders

KUSI (Allen Denton and and Sandra Maas) interviews Nicole Capretz on live television about San Diego Gas & Electric’s new tool to try to convince local communities to back off using alternative energy sources. The Public Utilities Commission allowed the utility to setup a separate and special division funded by shareholders, not ratepayers. The purpose of the division […]

SDG&E aims to launch lobbying arm

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is attempting to sidestep SB 790 by using shareholder funds to launch a marketing campaign against Community Choice Aggregation (CCA). SDG&E would be the first IOU to be allowed to create such a marketing division as SB 790 prohibits IOUs from using ratepayer funds for such a campaign. “Regulators are […]

La Mesa hears about renewable energy

Residents of La Mesa, California hear from Ty Tosdal, an energy regulation lawyer, on the benefits of Community Choice Energy. Tosdal spoke to dozens of people including members of the city’s planning commission and commission on environmental sustainability. “The city would decide what locally generated energy would be offered, and it could decide just how […]

CALIFORNIA: This Tiny town has found a new way to cut GHGs

SOLANA BEACH, Calif. — This enclave in north San Diego County is known for its small-town feel, the summer concerts held on a bluff above crashing ocean waves and the non-chain stores in its arts district.It’s also seen as a progressive stronghold. Incorporated 30 years ago after local residents grew concerned about overdevelopment, Solana Beach […]


The City of La Mesa, California is considering Community Choice Energy program and will be holding public meetings to discuss options for leaving SDG&E. Whether they will start their own Community Choice Energy program, or join an existing one, is not known at this time. “On Wednesday, August 3rd at 7 p.m. the City Council will […]