Solana Beach has been doing it since last year. San Diego City wants to do it as soon as possible. Los Angeles County is going to do it, too.
Marin County started doing it in 2010 and asked others to do it with them. Now over a dozen Bay Area cities and counties are doing it together.
“It” is Community Choice Energy—and it’s time for Poway to get serious about it, too.
Community Choice Energy, also known as Community Choice Aggregation, is a program that allows local governments to provide residents and businesses with an alternative to investor-owned utilities like San Diego Gas & Electric.
The goal: to supply energy that is cleaner and sometimes even cheaper than what the utility companies can offer.
Guest column: Poway deserves a choice, by Amit Asaravala, San Diego Union-Tribune, April 10, 2019.