“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 transmit and deliver energy through Edison’s poles and lines, but the energy it produces will be its own.
That’s got a lot of people excited about the possibility of moving away from fossil fuels and relying much more on wind, solar energy and other renewables. But there are still questions on rates, how community choice aggregators, in general, will be regulated and the relationship with existing power companies. And customers can swap between the two suppliers, making forecasting supply tricky.”
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