Beyond Supplier Diversity Report

In preparation for the California Public Utilities Commission’s 2018 Supplier Diversity en banc, CalCCA has written this report to provide context on the efforts Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) agencies have undertaken which are aligned with and complement the intent and spirit of General Order (GO) 156. In their role as public, not-for-profit agencies, CCAs share…

CPUC decision could cost energy customers

“The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted to approve controversial revisions to the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA) at the October 11 Commission Voting Meeting. The PCIA is an “exit fee” charged by the state’s investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) and other departing load customers to compensate for electricity generation built or…

Locals battle PUC over ‘community choice’

“Community choice aggregation programs are formed by local governments and all customers within the territory are initially enrolled in CCA service, but they can choose to return to bundled, IOU service at any time. CCAs say they offer reliable, renewable energy supplies, with excess revenues being reinvested into the community for clean-power projects and for…

How Community Choice Aggregation fits into California’s clean energy future

“This month, California enacted one of the most ambitious clean energy goals in the country: getting 100 percent of its electricity from carbon-free sources by 2045. California’s community-choice aggregation (CCA) providers say they’re ready to hit that milestone — and on an accelerated schedule.” Click here to read more from Green Tech Media.

The Growth in Community Choice Aggregation: Impacts to California’s Grid

Communities across California are forming Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) at a rapid rate since 2010, with over half of them starting within the last two years. County and city governments administer CCAs as local alternatives to investor-owned utilities (IOUs). The Growth of Community Choice Aggregation: Impacts to California’s Grid, finds that if current growth trends…

Southern California alternative energy provider goes with a (more expensive) known entity

“Ventura County as well as Camarillo, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Ventura have joined the community choice aggregator, which offers an alternative to Southern California Edison and other traditional power companies. Currently, Edison “bundles” services to customers, and that includes generating, transmitting and distributing the energy. The Clean Power Alliance will still…

Opinion: Community energy programs are accountable in ways Investor-Owned Utilities are not

“California has become a world leader on climate change, and local communities are joining in the call to create a carbon-free environment. One of the tools communities have to achieve our ambitious climate goals is creating locally run, greener electricity providers to offer an alternative to large investor-owned utilities. Communities across the state are jumping…

CCAs + IDER: The Case for Why and When – Aug 22

Join us for the first in a series of four webinars focusing on the unique advantages of Community Choice agencies (CCAs) with regard to integrated distributed energy resources (IDER). These advantages have great potential to result in a variety of community and environmental benefits. Presenters for this webinar include Chris Sentieri and the Adobe Project…

East Bay Community Energy wants to power the community

“Last month, EBCE released a plan called “local development business plan” which details strategies for creating local jobs, providing pathways to good jobs for disadvantaged workers, providing the benefits of clean energy to people at all income levels, and reducing pollution in communities where it’s worst. Initially, EBCE will not have the capital for big…

MCE ready to pay out more than $1.8 million in net metering payments

“MCE Clean Energy’s annual cash-out process for rooftop solar customers is currently underway, offering more than $1.8 million in check payments to purchase the excess solar electricity generated by customers. “We’re proud to support over 10,000 solar customers in the Bay Area, and we’re grateful to them for adding 100% renewable power to our community…
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