Community Choice Baby Boom

To address the climate crisis, the Center for Climate Protection advances models that bring multiple benefits to communities, including greenhouse gas reductions. We identified Community Choice as a promising model in 2005, and began pursing in 2008 what became Sonoma Clean Power in 2014. Since then we’ve helped spread and optimize Community Choice in California.

In the next six weeks three new Community Choice services will start serving customers: Silicon Valley Clean Energy (April 3), Redwood Coast Energy Authority (April 22) and Apple Valley Choice Energy (May 1). Plus Mendocino County will become the newest jurisdictional member of Sonoma Clean Power.

Later in 2017 several more services may commence including the city of Davis and Yolo County’s Valley Clean Energy Alliance, and Placer County’s Sierra Valley Energy Authority.

Many more emerging agencies are expected to launch in 2018, likely to be the single biggest year for Community Choice yet – a veritable Community Choice baby boom!

  • Alameda County
  • Contra Costa County
  • Los Angeles County and its many cities
  • Monterey County, San Benito County, and Santa Cruz County (All part of Monterey Bay Community Power)
  • San Jose
  • San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, and Ventura County (All part of Central Coast Power)

Launching later in 2018 or perhaps in 2019 or 2020 are emerging efforts in:

  • Butte County
  • Cities and counties of the Central Valley
  • Cities within San Diego County
  • Lake County
  • Riverside County
  • San Bernardino County

Here is how our interactive map will look by the end of April. Lots more green!

Keep track of the growth of Community Choice Energy right here at the Clean Power Exchange’s unique interactive map of every city and county in the state and sign up for CPX E-News in your region. We welcome your contributions and suggestions.

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