California has a plan to pay efficiency providers to help prevent blackouts

Canary Media

Companies that want to help households and businesses use less electricity could get a big boost from a decision in California next month.

Market Access is based on the​FLEXmarket pilot programs rolled out earlier this year by Marin Clean Energy, one of the state’s many community choice aggregators. These city- and county-based entities have taken over energy procurement and energy efficiency for a growing number of customers of the state’s big three investor-owned utilities over the past decade.

Joey Lande, Marin Clean Energy’s manager of customer programs, said its FLEXmarket programs have already exceeded initial expectations. Participants include companies active in two traditionally distinct categories of demand-side efforts.

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