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San Diego’s Power Move: City Takes on Utility Over Green Energy

San Diego is going into the utility business. After a long and often contentious debate, Mayor Kevin Faulconer is set to announce on Thursday that the city will create an alternative to the area’s investor-owned utility, San Diego Gas and Electric Company. The city says the government-run program will increase competition, lower electricity rates by as […]

SDG&E withdraws counterproposal to public energy alternative in San Diego

With a decision pending on whether the city of San Diego should adopt a government-run power program, San Diego Gas & Electric has notified city officials it is withdrawing from putting together a counterproposal to what is called Community Choice Aggregation. For the past two years, SDG&E has worked with city officials to create a […]

Utilities commission changes community choice exit fees; what happens now in San Diego?

The California Public Utilities Commission approved an increase on the exit fees charged to customers who take part in Community Choice Aggregation — government-run alternatives to traditional utilities like San Diego Gas & Electric. After reviewing two competing exit fee proposals, all five commissioners voted Thursday in favor of an adjustment that many CCA advocates predicted could hamper […]

San Diego at crossroads on 100 percent green power pledge

Republican Mayor Kevin Faulconer is facing one of the biggest decisions in his more than four years as head of the city of San Diego — whether to approve a government-run alternative to San Diego Gas & Electric. The choice, expected in coming weeks, represents a sharp fork on the road to fulfilling the mayor’s […]

La Mesa and Chula Vista Launch Joint Community Choice Aggregation Feasibility Study Request for Proposals

The cities of La Mesa and Chula Vista will partner on a joint study to assess the viability of Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) in their respective communities. Under a CCA, residents and businesses have the opportunity to choose who will purchase energy on their behalf – either the CCA or the incumbent utility (San Diego […]

Community Energy Gives San Diego Competition and a Greener Option

A fourth generation Californian, I moved here from Pasadena in 1974 to attend school at UCSD. Over the past 44 years, I’ve seen San Diego change a lot — some of it welcome, some of it less so. National Weather Service data shows a clear upward trend in San Diego’s average summer temperatures and humidity. […]

Santee makes inroads on sustainability plan

t’s been just over a year since Santee held its first public meeting with the consultant hired to help it create a climate action plan — a plan started in 2014, but largely stalled until 2017. Since that Aug. 31, 2017, meeting, the city held a workshop in April to give an overview of greenhouse […]

Clean Energy Bill Pushes Calif. to be 100% Green Powered by 2045, How will San Diego Measure Up?

San Diego electric companies are confident that the county will be able to meet Governor Jerry Brown’s goal to move California towards 100 percent renewable electricity by 2045. Local electric companies such as Baker Electric Home Energy and renewable energy groups like Cleantech San Diego said San Diego County will meet the standards outlined in […]

Community Choice Energy decision awaits state commission findings

On Sept. 7, San Diego-based Climate Action Campaign held a forum on Community Choice Energy (CCE) at the University of California San Diego. This model, which was approved by the state in 2002, could ultimately provide ratepayers with the option to choose where their power comes from. CCE has been championed by the CAC and […]

CCA 101: How does Community Choice Aggregation work? What you need to know

The name may sound clunky, but Community Choice Aggregation, or CCA, is one of the hottest energy topics in California and may upend the long-time relationship between utilities and customers. But while the growth of CCAs has led to heated debates across the state within the energy and political spheres, many local utility customers are […]