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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 […]

Solana Beach looks for energy provider

Solana Beach, California has requested proposals for a Community Choice Energy program to serve its 7,800 electric customers. The city is searching for a company that will develop, finance, and implement a 100% clean energy program. “The city released a technical analysis of the idea in April, completed at no cost by the company California […]

La Mesa hikes effort on local climate plan

As La Mesa, California considers elements for their forthcoming Climate Action Plan, Community Choice Aggregation is seen as a “key strategy” for climate protection and lowering fossil fuel emissions. “The city’s website notes that measures being considered include spelling out requirements for energy use reduction, clean vehicle replacement programs and specifying green building standards for […]

Solana Beach Seeks Electricity Options

“Last month, Solana Beach announced the hunt for a service provider to help launch the county’s first local power program, which aims to curb greenhouse gases. This month, a war on community choice aggregation, as it’s called, could begin. ‘San Diego Gas & Electric has decided it wishes to lobby or market against [community choice […]

Reaching Net Metering Limit for Solar Power

Update 6/29/2016 11:00 PDT: San Diego First to Reach California’s Solar Cap SDG&E looks to be the first investor-owned utility (IOU) in California to hit the 5% cap to trigger NEM 2.0’s (net metering for solar customers) new rates. This change will not affect “grandfathered” customers who have approved systems online before the cap is hit, […]