Entries by CalCCA

Redwood Coast Energy Authority airport microgrid project takes flight with CEC grant

The California Energy Commission has granted $5 million to the Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation for a community-scale renewable energy microgrid at the Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport. The project will demonstrate the first multi-customer, front-of-the-meter microgrid with renewable energy generation owned by a community choice aggregator — Redwood Coast Energy Authority — with a […]

Fear-mongering by utilities won’t produce clean energy

As we expand consumer choice and accelerate our push toward community-based power and greener energy, it’s not surprising that investor-owned utilities are doing everything in their power to hold on to their monopolies in California. As they do, an unholy alliance of corporate executives and some state bureaucrats have resorted to scare tactics and dragging […]

Valley Clean Energy Buying Power from Flood Control District

Valley Clean Energy, the new Community Choice Energy provider for the cities of Woodland, Davis, and unincorporated Yolo County, began receiving deliveries of energy on June 1 from the Indian Valley Hydro Project, a 3 megawatt local renewable small hydroelectric project located at the Indian Valley Reservoir on the east slope of the Coastal Range. […]

Community choice to determine California’s energy future

When the California Public Utilities Commission issued its May 3 white paper on change in California’s electricity system and customer choice, it sounded an alarm of impending doom due to diversification coming from both local communities and technologies. Don’t be fooled by this false alarm. Good things are happening in California’s electricity markets. Community choice […]

Community Choice to Determine California’s Energy Future

When the California Public Utilities Commission issued its May 3 white paper on change in California’s electricity system and customer choice, it sounded an alarm of impending doom due to diversification coming from both local communities and technologies. Don’t be fooled by this false alarm. Good things are happening in California’s electricity markets. Community choice […]

Consumer choice has suddenly revolutionized the electricity business in California. But utilities are striking back

Nearly 2 million electricity customers in California may not know it, but they’re part of a revolution. That many residents and businesses are getting their power not from traditional utilities, but via new government-affiliated entities known as community choice aggregators. The CCAs promise to deliver electricity more from renewable sources, such as solar and wind, […]