Entries by CalCCA

Valley Clean Energy Makes Major Solar-Power Purchase

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press contact: Jim Parks, director of customer care and marketing 530-446-2750 | info@valleycleanenergy.org Yolo County, CA, Feb. 19, 2020 — The Valley Clean Energy Alliance has announced that its board of directors voted Thursday, Feb. 13, to purchase 50 megawatts of renewable power from a new solar park in Kings County. The […]

Pollinator-Friendly Groundcover Now Required for New Solar Projects

MCE is excited to announce a pollinator program requirement designed to safeguard critical habitats.* MCE is the first Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program that requires new solar project partners to plant pollinator-friendly ground cover throughout the project site and submit a pollinator scorecard every three years. This new requirement – which applies to both our […]

Why Microgrids are at an Inflection Point

Microgrid Knowledge Microgrid installations are accelerating in a range of settings, including communities, industrial operations, ports and airports, business parks, fire and police stations, schools, data centers, water treatment facilities, military bases and other operations. North America is on track to see the microgrid market grow to $10 billion in the next seven years, according […]

Lancaster Choice Energy assists local small business ventures

Our Weekly The first phase of Lancaster Choice Energy’s (LCE) Small Commercial Direct Install program is reportedly off to a great start, helping 138 local businesses save almost 2 million kilowatts of energy. “As a local community choice aggregator, LCE enables us to reinvest in our community,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris. “The opportunity to […]

Butte Choice Energy Authority moves forward

Enterprise Record A new electricity agency that is expected to change the energy mix-up and rates for Butte County customers is taking shape with the launch of a website and requests for proposals. Chico and Butte County formed the Butte Choice Energy Authority in November. It is a Community Choice Aggregation program, or CCA, that […]

Calif. bill calls for turning PG&E into a public power utility

Public Power Daily California State Senator Scott Wiener recently introduced legislation that would transform Pacific Gas and Electric into a public power utility. The legislation, S.B. 917, would turn PG&E into a publicly owned entity, creating the Northern California Energy Utility District. The structure of the utility district would be modeled on the Long Island […]

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 […]