Entries by CalCCA

Wildfires push utility ‘kabuki dance’ to absurd levels

Napa Valley Register For the last few decades, California’s largest utilities and the state’s Public Utilities Commission have conducted an elaborate kabuki-style dance every two or three years, whenever the utilities applied for general rate increases. Now the amounts at stake in these dramatic farces are rising to absurd levels, with all three of the […]

California Aggregators To Seek 10 GW Of Clean Power By 2030

California’s Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) are slowly assuming the traditional utility role of acquiring renewable energy generation for customers. While the role is fairly new, the CCAs nonetheless are now faced with the massive task of securing 9 to 10 gigawatts of new clean energy to meet the state’s 2030 ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reduction […]

California’s New 2030 Energy Plan Relies on CCAs to Procure 10,000 MW to Meet Climate Goals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30, 2019 Press Contact: Leora Broydo Vestel (415) 999-4757 | leora@cal-cca.org California’s New 2030 Energy Plan Relies on CCAs to Procure 10,000 MW to Meet Climate Goals CCAs Receive Vote of Confidence as State Transitions to ‘Electric Sector of the Future’ Concord, Calif. – The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on […]

California Bill Proposes a Backstop Authority to Secure State’s Power Grid Needs

Amid a flurry of energy, environmental, wildfire and Pacific Gas & Electric bankruptcy-related bills emerging for this year’s legislative session, California lawmakers are also grappling with a complicated yet critical issue — how to secure the energy resources needed to meet the state’s renewable and carbon-free energy goals while also keeping the power grid running. The […]

East Bay Community Energy launches $160k community innovation grant program to award up to $40,000 for energy-related projects

The Community Innovation Grant is East Bay Community Energy’s first grant program, funding projects that benefit local, Alameda County communities while inspiring innovation Oakland, CA (April 18, 2019) – East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) is Alameda County’s local community choice energy program and currently provides electricity services to over half a million customers across the […]

Peninsula Clean Energy saves customers $18 million, Earns National Recognition for San Mateo County and Cities

REDWOOD CITY, CA – April 16, 2019 – Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) released a new estimate that it saved San Mateo County customers $18 million on their electricity bills in 2018, while also earning San Mateo County and its 20 cities national recognition for commitment to renewable energy. “Our county and cities voted unanimously three […]

CalCCA Statement on New Report from Governor Newsom’s Strike Force

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2019 Press Contact: Leora Broydo Vestel (415) 999-4757 | leora@cal-cca.org CalCCA Statement on New Report from Governor Newsom’s Strike Force Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) are committed to providing reliable service, clean energy at competitive rates, and innovative programs that benefit people, the environment and the economy in communities across California. […]

Calif. governor’s wildfire strike force report outlines possible actions

S&P Global Just ahead of California’s 2019 summer wildfire season, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s released his strike force’s report outlining steps to respond to the devastating blazes that have plagued the state, including recommendations for considering reform of the state’s inverse condemnation liability structure. The California Community Choice Association applauded Newsom for “his quick action to […]