Entries by CalCCA

CalCCA Statement on New Report from Governor Newsom’s Strike Force

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2019 Press Contact: Leora Broydo Vestel (415) 999-4757 | leora@cal-cca.org CalCCA Statement on New Report from Governor Newsom’s Strike Force Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) are committed to providing reliable service, clean energy at competitive rates, and innovative programs that benefit people, the environment and the economy in communities across California. […]

CCAs Defend IRP Plans at All-Party Meeting

California Energy Markets April 5, 2019 Community choice aggregator representatives mounted a vigorous defense of their procurement planning activities and commitment to state clean-energy goals at an April 4 all-party meeting at the California Public Utilities Commission, after the agency issued a proposal that criticized the quality of their integrated resource plans. Read more here: […]

‘No silver bullet.’ Can Calif. save its utilities?

‘No silver bullet.’ Can Calif. save its utilities? E & E News California’s top lawmakers are weighing major changes to how the state deals with catastrophic wildfires, including overhauling rules for the troubled utilities tied to those deadly blazes. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and legislative leaders are assessing options that include breaking up Pacific Gas […]

Community Choice Electricity Providers Launch Bright Energy Future Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 2, 2019 Press Contact: Leora Broydo Vestel (415) 999-4757 | leora@cal-cca.org Community Choice Electricity Providers Launch Bright Energy Future Campaign, Highlighting Principles for Stronger, Greener, More Reliable Electric System Concord, Calif. – The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) announced the launch today of the Bright Energy Future CA campaign, a statewide […]

Lancaster Choice Energy Now Offering Energy Efficiency Program for Small Businesses

Small Commercial Direct Install Program Offers Free Energy Efficiency Assessment, Equipment Upgrades, and Installation for Qualifying Businesses Lancaster Choice Energy (LCE) is now offering Lancaster businesses free, simple ways to save on electricity costs through its new Small Commercial Direct Install Program. The program provides free energy efficiency assessments and upgrades to qualifying small business […]

Monterey Bay CCA announces no-cost solar for affordable housing residents

In partnership with GRID Alternatives, Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) today announced the launch of Project Sunshine, a solar incentive program dedicated to assisting affordable housing residents by providing no-cost solar for families with limited or fixed incomes. By utilizing solar energy, Project Sunshine participants can also look forward to saving up to 90% on […]

Inside California’s Community Solar Experiment

Last year, SCE proposed a suite of community oriented solar programs to address some of the other programs’ pitfalls. Customers with Sacramento Municipal Utility District can already participate in a separate community solar program. Local organizations that procure power for residents, the community-choice aggregators (CCAs), are also developing their own initiatives. Guzman Aceves said the […]

Clean Power Alliance: Massive Launch Reaches Close to 30 Communities

The Clean Power Alliance, Southern California’s new locally-operated clean energy provider will be enrolling commercial customers across 28 additional communities (27 cities and unincorporated Ventura County) in May 2019. Business customers in these areas will receive clean energy purchased by Clean Power Alliance that has higher renewable content and is competitively-priced with Southern California Edison […]

To combat climate change, California must wean buildings off fossil fuels

In communities throughout California, we’re seeing dramatic progress in the decarbonization of our electrical grid. Part of the credit goes to the growth of community choice aggregation programs, which allow residents and businesses to choose the source of the electricity they buy. San José Clean Energy, for example, offers nearly every residential customer and many […]