FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 28, 2021
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CalCCA Honored with Green Power Leadership Award
California CCAs Recognized as Leaders in Accelerating Renewable Energy Markets
Concord, Calif. – The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) is honored to announce it has received a 2021 Green Power Leadership Award from the Center for Resource Solutions in recognition of the outstanding leadership role California’s community choice aggregators (CCAs) are playing to build and grow the voluntary market for renewable energy.
“We are honored to receive the Green Power Leadership Award on behalf of our member CCAs who are going above and beyond in their efforts to accelerate the advancement of clean energy resources in California and the West,” said CalCCA Executive Director Beth Vaughan.
CRS presented the award to CalCCA today at the annual Renewable Energy Markets conference. CalCCA is one of five recipients in the award’s Market Development category, which honors industry leaders that are innovators and champions of renewable energy and whose actions are supporting the accelerated development of green power markets. Google, Microsoft, Seattle City Light, and the Solar Energy Industries Association were also recognized as renewable energy champions.
“More than ever before, this year’s GPLA winners represent a movement toward increasing access to renewable energy in all communities,” said Jennifer Martin, executive director of CRS, which co-presents the annual awards with the U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Partnership. The awardees, Martin added, “are demonstrating the power of renewable energy to create jobs, reduce costs, and bring electricity to underserved populations globally, while improving our environment one neighborhood at a time.”
At the virtual awards ceremony, CRS highlighted the work California CCAs are doing to drive the advancement of new clean energy resources. In the last decade, community choice energy providers have signed long-term PPAs with new-build wind, solar, geothermal, and battery energy storage facilities totaling more than 8,000 Megawatts (MW).
CCAs purchased more than twice as much renewable energy than required under state mandates, and upwards of 80 California cities and counties are working with their local community choice providers to receive 100% renewable or 100% carbon-free energy as their default supply.
About CalCCA: Launched in 2016, the California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) represents California’s community choice electricity providers before the state Legislature and at regulatory agencies, advocating for a level playing field and opposing policies that unfairly discriminate against CCAs and their customers. There are currently 23 operational CCA programs in California serving more than 11 million customers. For more information about CalCCA and community choice, visit www.cal-cca.org.