Does C-C-A Spell the End of the Regulated Electric Utility in California?

One of the biggest ideas challenging today’s utility business model is the customer choice aggregation (CCA) movement in California.

By the end of 2017, a third or more of California’s investor-owned utility (IOU) customers will get electricity from alternative sources and/or providers and there will be 915,000 CCA customers. But that is just the beginning, according to a recent white paper from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The counties of San Diego (3.3 million) and Los Angles (10.2 million) are about to launch CCAs.

The CCA movement is gaining momentum, but an unlikely alliance of clean energy and consumer advocates and utilities are asking questions. Will CCAs impede California’s nation-leading drive to build clean energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions? Will they unfairly impose costs on customers?

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Does C-C-A Spell the End of the Regulated Electric Utility in California?, by Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive, November 17, 2017.

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