Entries by CalCCA

Cities of San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay to Join Monterey Bay Community Power

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2018 Contact Shelly Whitworth Telephone O: 831-641-7206 C: 831-229-0277 Email swhitworth@mbcommunitypower.org Today, the Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) Policy Board unanimously approved the inclusion of the cities of San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay as new  members to the list of municipalities served by MBCP, one of California’s most innovative […]

MCE receives state’s highest environmental honor, the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award

Ten California organizations will receive the state’s highest environmental honor, the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA), in a ceremony Wednesday evening at the California Environmental Protection Agency. “This year’s GEELA honorees are examples of how innovation, determination and vision can address some of our most significant environmental challenges,” said CalEPA Secretary Matthew Rodriquez. […]

California community choice aggregators seek rehearing

Community choice entities and advocates in California have filed a petition asking the state’s Public Utilities Commission to revise its decision on the exit fee customers have to pay when departing from investor-owned utility service. The California Community Choice Association, along with CleanPowerSF and Solana Energy Alliance, are asking the PUC to rehear its October […]

Monterey Bay Community Power signs on to new solar agreements

Monterey Bay Community Power’s recent signing of two long-term solar renewable energy project development agreements, in partnership with Silicon Valley Clean Power, has helped the state’s community choice aggregators surpass a significant milestone, even as they deal with the fallout from a California Public Utilities Commission decision on so-called “exit fees.” The local agency’s power purchase agreements with […]

California CCAs Seek Rehearing of CPUC’s Inequitable ‘Exit Fee’ Decision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11.19.18 Press Contact: Leora Broydo Vestel (415) 999-4757 | leora@cal-cca.org   California CCAs Seek Rehearing of CPUC’s Inequitable ‘Exit Fee’ Decision Decision thwarts competition by shifting avoidable costs to community choice customers   Concord, Calif. – The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) and two of the state’s community choice aggregators, CleanPowerSF and […]

SV Clean Energy Grants $75,000 to Nonprofits for Community Engagement

Sunnyvale, Calif. – Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) awarded a total of $75,000 in grant funds to six local organizations to collaborate on outreach to traditionally hard-to-reach and underserved residential customers. These grants complement the existing work and mission of trusted, local nonprofits while communicating SVCE’s services to a wide range of audiences. Grantees include: […]

Community choice energy backers file for CPUC rehearing, say exit fees are too high

Backers of community choice energy programs want the California Public Utilities Commission to take another look at a recent decision that supporters say is tilted too much in favor of traditional power companies and will discourage potential customers from switching to CCAs. Last month, the commission voted 5-0 to increase the exit fees that Community […]

California CCAs Double Renewable Energy Commitment, Adding 1 GW Capacity, in One Year

The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) announced this week that community choice aggregators (CCAs) in the state have signed long-term contracts with new renewable energy facilities totaling more than 2,000 MW (2 GW), reflecting a strong commitment by CCAs to drive clean energy and economic development in California and help the state achieve ambitious decarbonization […]