Energy committees considering three bills that could hinder CCA communications with their boards, add costs for ratepayers, and undermine local decision-making

CalCCA representatives and our partners will be expressing concern today in policy committee hearings with three bills that could hamper the growth of local community choice programs.

Taken together, these three bills could negatively impact the ability of community choice aggregators (CCAs) to communicate with their governing boards (AB 1362, O’Donnell), increase procurement costs with premature regulatory mandates (AB 1584, Quirk), and eliminate the flexibility CCAs need to help the state meet its climate goals (SB 155, Bradford).

CalCCA has respectfully submitted opposition letters on all three bills and is actively engaged with committee staff and the authors in an effort to improve them. Tune in to today’s committee discussions at the links below:

  • SB 155 (Bradford) – 9am, Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee
  • AB 1362 (O’Donnell) and AB 1584 (Quirk) – 1:30pm, Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee

While you’re watching, take a minute to check out CalCCA’s Bright Energy Future campaign, which is committed to promoting energy solutions that prioritize safety and reliability, empower local action, and ensure ratepayers have continued access to reliable, affordable, and clean energy.

More than 60 organizations have endorsed the campaign’s Principles for a Stronger, Greener, More Reliable Electric System. We’ll be making our first announcement in May to highlight the broad range of groups who have signed on—including community choice electricity providers, environmental and social justice organizations, consumer groups, renewable energy producers, and local governments.

Make sure you’re a part of the Bright Energy Future and endorse the Principles today!

Stay tuned for more updates on the campaign in the coming weeks. Thank you for helping CalCCA build a Bright Energy Future!
 
About CalCCA
Launched in 2016, the California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) represents California’s community choice electricity providers before the state Legislature and at regulatory agencies, advocating for a level playing field and opposing policies that unfairly discriminate against CCAs and their customers. There are currently 19 operational CCA programs in California serving approximately 10 million customers.

For more information about CalCCA, visit www.cal-cca.org.

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