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Pioneer Community Energy Begins Servicing El Dorado County and the City of Placerville

Pioneer Community Energy Begins Servicing El Dorado County and the City of Placerville (Rocklin, CA) — January 18, 2022– As of January 3, Pioneer Community Energy (Pioneer) began providing residents and businesses of El Dorado County and the City of Placerville with electric generation. Pioneer, a community-owned, not-for-profit utility, will complete the transition from PG&E […]

EVmatch and Silicon Valley Clean Energy Partnering to Address Electric Vehicle Charger Accessibility in Santa Clara County

EVmatch and Silicon Valley Clean Energy Partnering to Address Electric Vehicle Charger Accessibility in Santa Clara County Sunnyvale, CA – Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) is providing $100,000 in funding to EVmatch, a local electric vehicle (EV) charging software company, to support increased EV charging access to the public and people living in multi-unit residential housing. […]

Convergent Energy + Power’s Battery Storage System to Increase Electricity Reliability in California’s East Bay in Partnership with East Bay Community Energy

Convergent Energy + Power’s Battery Storage System to Increase Electricity Reliability in California’s East Bay in Partnership with East Bay Community Energy (Oakland) January 14, 2021 – Convergent Energy + Power (Convergent), a leading provider of battery storage solutions in North America, announced this week that the storage system it financed and developed outside Lemoore, […]

Energy Justice for All

Comstock’s Magazine Typically, marginalized communities aren’t valued as centers of economic output and growth, and they’re often overlooked when it comes to investing resources. Their neighborhoods are the sites of power plants that disproportionately pollute them. Members of these communities are often low-income and people of color, pay a higher-than-average percentage of their income for […]

​Senator Anthony Portantino Honored by CalCCA with Champion Award for Clean Energy Leadership

Pasadena Journal Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) received the California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) Champion Award this week for his steadfast efforts and leadership to combat climate change, support of long-term sustainable clean energy, and his authorship of Senate Bill 612. “I want to thank CalCCA for this honor and for the important […]

RCEA Interested in Encouraging Private Development of Small Hydro

California Energy Markets Redwood Coast Energy Authority began yet another phase in its process of adding more small hydroelectric power to its portfolio by hosting an educational workshop on the topic Dec. 7. RCEA’s Run-of-River Small Hydroelectric Power Webinar introduced the approach the California community choice aggregator is taking to increase its proportion of this […]

California Community Choice Aggregator Earns “A” Credit Rating From S&P

Public Power Daily  California community choice aggregator (CCA) East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) has been given an “A” issuer credit rating from S&P Global Ratings. S&P cited EBCE’s solid financial performance. At fiscal year-end 2021, EBCE had no debt outstanding. The rating agency also said that EBCE’s environmental risk exposure is low, based on its […]

California nonprofits issue $2 billion in bonds to buy 30 years of renewable energy upfront

Utility Dive Three community choice aggregators (CCA) in California issued $2 billion in bonds to pay upfront for about 450 MW of renewable energy over 30 years. By routing bonds to purchase clean energy through the California Community Choice Financing Authority (CCCFA), the three public energy suppliers expect to save 8-12% on the cost of energy. The […]