From nine to eleven operational CCAs in one month
This month two new Community Choice agencies (CCAs) covering three counties have launched service to their first customers.
In the south, the former Los Angeles Community Choice Energy agency re-dubbed Clean Power Alliance of Southern California went live on February 3. The re-naming is the result of jurisdictions from outside Los Angeles County such as Ventura County voting to join the joint powers authority. From three initial member agencies at its July 2017 launch, the alliance has grown to include over 25 cities in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties representing 2.3 million residents, with more lined up to join. In all, the Clean Power Alliance will have more than 2.4 million residential customers and a quarter million commercial accounts by end of the year. This will help decrease greenhouse gas emissions by up to 9% across the region. For more information about CPASC, see their February 3rd MEDIA RELEASE.
To the north, in Placer County, Pioneer Community Energy has also begun serving its first customers. Local news stories are reporting typical opt-out rates and in a generally favorable roll-out. Pioneer (We can’t call it PCE because Peninsula Clean Energy has dibs on that) serves Placer County and the cities of Auburn, Colfax, Loomis, Lincoln, and Rocklin.
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Stay tuned for more news about CCA launch-of-service in 2018 as the “CCA Baby Boom” proceeds.