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Where does Oceanside stand on Community Choice Energy?

After a draft technical feasibility study released in February revealed Community Choice Energy is financially possible and could benefit four North County cities, all but Oceanside have taken the next steps to consider an alternative power provider as an option. That may change soon as staff prepares to recommend that City Council give staff the […]

Experts to Explain Community Choice Energy Plan at County Workshop

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved an upcoming workshop on a community choice energy program. After a public hearing in February, the board directed Chief Administrative Officer Helen-Robbins Meyer to develop a so-called CCE program that allows residents and businesses the option to buy electricity from different providers. Supervisors will formally vote on […]

San Diego Should Make the Most of Once-in-a-Generation Shot to Re-Examine SDG&E Deal

The 50-year monopoly franchise agreement between the city of San Diego and San Diego Gas & Electric is scheduled to expire in January 2021, less than two years away. The expiration of this agreement — which allows SDG&E to put its wires and other infrastructure on public property — arrives as San Diego crafts a […]

Carlsbad edges closer to alt energy resolution

CARLSBAD — The City Council is moving quickly with its decision on whether to launch a Community Choice Aggregation program. Carlsbad, along with Encinitas, Del Mar and Oceanside, all joined in a feasibility study, which revealed Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), or Energy (CCE), would provide a 2 percent total bill reduction compared to San Diego Gas […]

Carlsbad passes energy efficient ordinances

CARLSBAD — A trio of new ordinances approved by the City Council on March 12 targets additional green energy solutions. The aim is to increase energy-efficient items such as water heaters and solar panels in new construction and major renovations. Whether a renovation qualifies is determined by an existing formula, according to Mike Grim, the […]

County to develop community choice energy program

San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted to develop a community choice energy program, opening the door to competition in the local utility market. At the urging of Chairwoman Dianne Jacob and Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, the board last Tuesday unanimously agreed to craft an energy initiative that could offer an alternative to San Diego Gas […]

Del Mar continues studying community choice energy

Del Mar is the latest city in a quartet of jurisdictions to agree to further study energy alternatives. The Del Mar City Council directed city staff on Monday, March 4 to participate in a public workshop and continue a study with the cities of Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside to solicit community feedback regarding a joint community choice energy (CCE) plan […]

Carlsbad, Encinitas on board with Community Choice Energy

REGION — Community Choice Energy is on the doorstep for Carlsbad and Encinitas. The two cities, along with Oceanside and Del Mar, agreed to a cost-share feasibility study in 2017. The draft study was released last week during the Encinitas City Council meeting, while Carlsbad received the report on Feb. 26. Both city councils approved for their respective staffs […]

Chula Vista joins efforts to examine energy options

Chula Vista, La Mesa, and Santee have launched a joint Community Aggregation Feasibility Study request for proposals to explore if they should buy electricity from alternate sources besides San Diego Gas & Electric. A Community Choice Aggregation allows an entity, any city or county, to take over the responsibility for purchasing power for their community. […]

San Diego City Council Votes 7-2 to Establish Public-Sector Energy Provider

The San Diego City Council voted 7-2 Monday to begin the process of establishing a public-sector energy provider to compete with companies like San Diego Gas & Electric. Environmentalists have long supported the concept, known as community choice energy. Proponents say a community choice energy provider would lower energy costs, introduce a new revenue stream for the city […]