Entries by CalCCA

Supervisors decide to pursue community choice energy program for entire Santa Barbara County, Cities

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to pursue a community choice energy program for unincorporated areas and interested cities, after a feasibility study yielded opposite conclusions to last year’s naysaying report. Community choice energy programs, or CCEs, allow counties and cities to choose the source of electricity, such as renewables including wind […]

SV Clean Energy offers community engagement grants up to $20,000

Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) invites applications from nonprofit organizations for a small grant pilot project to collaborate on outreach to residents in Santa Clara County. This grant opportunity is designed to utilize local nonprofits to help provide accurate information to electricity customers about SVCE’s mission, benefits, programs and upcoming changes on residential energy bills. The […]

Ready to party, Monterey Bay Community Power is enrolling

Santa Cruz residents will get an up-close look at the region’s evolving array of renewable energy offerings at the first-annual Community Power Festival this weekend. The free event, to be held Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at San Lorenzo Park, is organized by nascent nonprofit energy provider Monterey Bay Community Power. The government-backed […]

Coldwell Solar & Sonoma Clean Power complete 2 MW local solar project

Coldwell Solar, the solar company for agricultural, commercial and utility-scale solar, and Sonoma Clean Power (SCP), the public electricity provider for Sonoma and Mendocino counties, announced today the completion of a two-megawatt solar power system located in rural Petaluma. The completion of the solar project will culminate with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 17th at […]

East Bay Community Energy wants to power the community

By the end of this year, most homes and businesses in Alameda County will be buying electricity, not from PG&E, but from the newly formed East Bay Community Energy (EBCE). This public “community choice aggregation” program, like those now operating in other Bay Area counties, was created to provide electricity at lower cost and with […]

Renewable electricity service launches in tri-county area

An upbeat ceremony was staged Thursday in Santa Cruz to commemorate the launch of Monterey Bay Community Power’s residential service in Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey counties. The launch is the second phase of MBCP’s 100 percent renewable electrical service while in March the same company began offering renewable energy to commercial, agriculture and […]

MCE Solar Customers Earn $1.8 million for excess energy production in 2017-2018

MCE’s annual cash-out process for rooftop solar customers is currently underway, offering over $1.8 million in check payments to purchase the excess solar electricity generated by customers. “We’re proud to support over 10,000 solar customers in the Bay Area, and we’re grateful to them for adding 100% renewable power to our community energy supply,” said […]

Silicon Valley Clean Energy delivers on bold renewable energy promises

Silicon Valley Clean Energy has exceeded the state mandate to procure 50% renewable energy by 2030, more than a decade ahead of schedule. In 2017, the Community Choice Energy agency sourced clean power with an emissions rate of less than one pound of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour, a 99% decrease in emissions associated with […]

Clean Power Alliance launches to offer businesses clean power at competitive rates

Clean Power Alliance has launched electricity service to over 30,000 businesses in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County and the Cities of Rolling Hills Estates and South Pasadena. Business customers in these areas will automatically receive energy purchased by CPA that has higher renewable content and is competitively-priced with Southern California Edison, who will continue […]