Entries by CalCCA

California Community Choice Aggregator Sees Promise in Floating Offshore Wind

Greentech Media California community choice aggregator (CCA) Monterey Bay Community Power has signed a memorandum of understanding to explore buying the power from a 1,000-megawatt floating offshore wind farm. It’s an early, if no-stakes, claim to what could be a massive offshore wind opportunity set to open via federal offshore lease auction next year, assuming […]

Aggregators supply nearly one-quarter of regulated load in California

S&P Global California’s cities and counties are at the center of a sweeping local takeover of power procurement as the world’s fifth-largest economy strives to decarbonize its electric system. Formed in recent years by more than 130 cities, counties and towns, 19 local government-run agencies known as community choice aggregators, or CCAs, now purchase electricity […]

State Proposes $33M in New Funding for Electric Vehicle Charging in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

California Energy Commission to help the Peninsula and South Bay keep pace with rapid adoption of electric vehicles Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, Calif. – The California Energy Commission is partnering with five local energy agencies to launch an incentive project for the installation of public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout Santa Clara […]

Valley Clean Energy Board to Study Purchase of PG&E Assets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, August 9, 2019 Press Contact: Vicky Zavattero 530-446-2756 | v.zavattero@valleycleanenergy.org Valley Clean Energy Board to Study Purchase of PG&E Assets The Valley Clean Energy (VCE) Board of Directors — composed of elected officials from Woodland, Davis, and Yolo County — is studying the potential acquisition of PG&E distribution facilities in Yolo […]

San Jose contracts for solar-plus-storage project

Public Power Daily San Jose Clean Energy and EDP Renewables North America on Wednesday signed a 20-year power purchase agreement for 100 megawatts of new solar energy and 10 MW of battery storage from the Sonrisa Solar Park in Fresno County, California. Non-profit San Jose Clean Energy is a community choice aggregator run by the […]

San José Clean Energy, EDP Renewables Sign Long-term Agreement for 100 MW of Solar and 10 MW of Battery Storage

For Immediate Release Contacts Zachary Struyk, Deputy Director, Account Management and Marketing San José Clean Energy, City of San José (408) 535-4868; zachary.struyk@sanjoseca.gov Blair Matocha, Communications Manager EDP Renewables North America (281) 414-7589, blair.matocha@edpr.com San José Clean Energy, EDP Renewables Sign Long-term Agreement for 100 MW of Solar and 10 MW of Battery Storage SJCE’s […]

What are California’s CCAs Up To? Catch Up Here

There’s a seismic shift underway in California, and I’m not referring to the recent earthquakes that have rocked the state. The shift is occurring as electricity load migrates from bundled, investor-owned utility (IOU) service to local community choice aggregators (CCAs). Statewide in the three main IOU territories combined, CCAs are now serving about 25 percent […]

MCE Customers Offered $1.3 Million in Cash Back for Generating Their Own Solar Energy in 2018-19

Over 70% of Cash Outs Go to Municipalities and Schools That Have Invested in Solar Panels FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 1, 2019 Press Contact: Kalicia Pivirotto, Marketing Manager (415) 464-6036 | kpivirotto@mcecleanenergy.org SAN RAFAEL and CONCORD, Calif. — MCE is issuing cash outs totaling over $1.3 million to rooftop solar customers when they have produced […]

Q2 2019 Update

Movers and Shakers There’s a seismic shift underway in California, and I’m not referring to the recent earthquakes that have rocked the state. The shift is occurring as electricity load migrates from bundled, investor-owned utility (IOU) service to local community choice aggregators (CCAs). Statewide in the three main IOU territories combined, CCAs are now serving […]

Close to Home: The clean energy revolution rolls on

Santa Rosa Press Democrat Marin and Sonoma counties, take a bow. Because of your pathfinding efforts with community choice, you have had a huge, positive impact on climate action and on California’s emerging energy system. Marin’s community choice agency, called MCE Clean Energy, began serving customers in 2010, and Sonoma’s agency, Sonoma Clean Power, in […]