Entries by CalCCA

Power to the People: Community Choice Aggregation in California

Georgetown Environmental Law Review Electricity production is the second largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States, with approximately 62.9% of our electricity coming from non-renewable fossil fuels. In light of the federal government’s failure to enact comprehensive climate legislation, municipalities across the country have begun to tackle climate change at the […]

Largest CCA Renewable Project Comes Online

Media Contact Darren Goode Peninsula Clean Energy dgoode@peninsulacleanenergy.com (202) 550-6619 Largest CCA Renewable Project Comes Online Groundbreaking 200-MW Wright Solar provides model for creating local clean power jobs REDWOOD CITY, CA – January, 22, 2020 – The largest renewable energy installation ever built for a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) agency is officially online. Peninsula Clean […]

Green Power to the People

Santa Barbara Independent California’s fight against climate change is getting ever more urgent as state lawmakers shorten deadlines for complete conversion to carbon-free electricity ​— ​prompting new solar and wind energy projects in the development pipeline. The City of Goleta is the latest to decide to buy all its power from carbon-free sources through an alliance formed […]

Monterey Bay Community Power Becomes Primary Electricity Provider for Cities of Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo

Community Choice Energy Model Will Deliver Economic and Environmental Benefits   San Luis Obispo, CA January 9, 2020 – Ushered in by the communities of Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo, Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) will begin delivering cost savings and other clean-energy benefits to residents and businesses in Morro Bay and San Luis […]

Calif. CCA significantly expands solar, wind commitment

American Public Power Association CleanPowerSF, the community choice renewable energy program operated by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), has significantly expanded its commitment to new solar and wind projects in California, the SFPUC said on Dec. 20. The San Francisco PUC has entered into three new long-term power agreements with Maverick Solar 6, […]

MBCP Boards Vote Unanimously to Expand Service Area, Making MBCP the Largest CCE in California

Regional Expansion Signals a Unified Central Coast; EmbracingEconomic and Environmental Benefits of Community Choice Energy Model Monterey, CA December 5, 2019 – MBCP announced today that its Policy Board has unanimously approved the agency’s continued expansion, adding the Cities of Arroyo Grande, Carpinteria, Del Rey Oaks, Goleta, Guadalupe, Grover Beach, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, Santa […]

California’s Resource Adequacy Program Hits Snag on Out-of-State Imports

Greentech Media Over the past month, the California Public Utilities Commission’s effort to reform its Resource Adequacy program has hit a major snag, one centered on longstanding conflicts about how to value out-of-state imports as part of the state’s future grid capacity mix. California has faced numerous challenges in its year-long effort to change the RA […]

An Inside Look at a Groundbreaking Solar-Storage Procurement in California

Greentech Media Early this month, three community-choice aggregators and one municipal utility serving much of California’s San Francisco Bay Area launched a 30-megawatt distributed energy storage-plus-solar solicitation. It breaks ground on multiple fronts. First, it’s one of the largest-ever efforts to aggregate distributed energy resources (DERs) at a scale that can help California’s power grid meet its […]