CCA Relief Actions
- Central Coast Community Energy, formerly Monterey Bay Community Power, deferred electric generation charges by 50% for May and June, providing financial relief to every CCCE customer in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Total customer bill deferment during is estimated at $22.4 Million.
- Clean Power Alliance allocated $2 million in bill assistance to COVID-19 impacted residential and small business customers who sign up for financial assistance through Southern California Edison.
- The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission partnered with NextEra Energy Resources to provide $170,000 in grant funding for COVID-19 relief efforts in Blythe, California and its surrounding area in Riverside County. The SFPUC’s local clean energy program, CleanPowerSF, contracted with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources to expand a solar array in the area. SFPUC provided one-time bill credits to eligible CleanPowerSF customers in October. The relief program offered credits of $50 for single-family homes, $3,000 for multi-family residential buildings and $750 for nonprofit or small commercial accounts—the equivalent to a month’s worth of savings on the average customer’s electricity bill.
- East Bay Community Energy contributed more than $1 million to 12 communities to support relief efforts; spearheaded an initiative soliciting donations from large commercial customers, with the goal of raising $1 million for the County food bank and Meals on Wheels programs; approved $70,000 in grants to local support programs at Alameda County Community Food Bank and Meals-on-Wheels of Alameda County; and allocated over $300,000 in additional funds to use for community grants in our response to COVID-19 and is developing effective strategies to utilize these funds.
- Lancaster Choice Energy created the Grocery Workers Appreciation Program which provides eligible grocery workers who are LCE customers with a one-time credit of up to $50 on their LCE charges. The program is a demonstration of Lancaster’s gratitude to frontline grocery workers. LCE is also participating in the city’s Restaurant Rescue Program.
- Peninsula Clean Energy offered up to $1.55 million to help small businesses impacted by the economic downturn during the COVID-19 pandemic. The assistance includes a $250 bill credit for up to 6,000 qualifying small businesses and a $50,000 donation to the San Mateo Credit Union Community Fund. PCE approved a $100 on-bill credit for roughly 30,000 low-income customers who are covered under California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) or Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) rates.
- San Jose Clean Energy is working closely with other city departments to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and maintain the health and well-being of its customers. San José helped stand up and solicit more than $31 million in donations for Silicon Valley Strong, a fund to help residents with food insecurity and assist small businesses.
- SVCE has committed $10 million for programs providing relief to customers and communities. The programs include direct financial support for lower-income customers, resiliency improvements at community and emergency facilities, and supplemental training programs for the contractor workforce impacted by shelter-in-place orders. Learn more about these programs here.
- Sonoma Clean Power has made donations to the Redwood Empire Food Bank, Community Foundation of Mendocino County, and Santa Rosa-based Rotary groups, organizing lunches to benefit unemployed hospitality workers, prepared by local restaurants.
- Valley Clean Energy contributed $2,500 to the Yolo Food Bank and purchased 500 high-quality, washable and U.S.-made face masks and donated them to RISE Inc.
- WCE’s Utility Assistance Program provides a one-time $25 bill credit to in-come-qualified WCE customers impacted by COVID-19.
California’s Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs are fully operational. If you are unable to pay your electricity bill as a result of COVID-19’s impact, your power will not be shutoff. Please contact your local CCA program with any questions or concerns. You can find phone numbers and website addresses for California’s 24 operational CCA programs below: