County to hold community choice energy forums

The public can give input on whether the county should buy and sell electricity during four informational forums set for coming weeks.

A program called community choice aggregation would allow the county to buy, and/or generate, and sell electricity to residents and business, providing another choice to consumers who currently must use San Diego Gas & Electric.

Using a similar program called Direct Access, the county buys electricity and natural gas for its own facilities on the open market instead of directly from SDG&E. During the last three years, the direct access program has saved the county an average of about $3 million a year.

County supervisors are looking into whether the county should provide community choice energy to residents in the unincorporated areas, including the unincorporated areas of La Mesa.

Community Choice Energy Forums:

  • 6 p.m., Monday, July 29 – Bonita Sunnyside Library, 4375 Bonita Road, Bonita 91902.
  • 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 30 – Lakeside Community Center, 9841 Vine St., Lakeside 92040.
  • 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 31 – Bonsall Community Center, 31505 Old River Road, Bonsall 92003.
  • 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6 – 4S Ranch Library, 10433 Reserve Drive, San Diego 92127.

 

La Mesa News Briefs – July 26, 2019, by La Mesa Courier Staff, La Mesa Courier, July 26, 2019.

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