Title: Accelerating Clean Energy Transitions: The Role of Community Choice Aggregators in Surpassing State Renewable Energy Goals
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM Pacific Standard Time
Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes
More than 180 cities and counties in California already run primarily on clean energy — largely sparked by community choice aggregators or CCAs. CCAs enable regions to take control of their energy procurement and supply clean energy to their residents and businesses.
This webinar will debut new research on how CCAs have exceeded California’s renewable energy targets. In fact, CCAs purchased twice as much renewable energy than required by the state from 2011 to 2019. We will also illuminate how rapid CCA growth has encouraged investor-owned utilities to outpace California’s requirements for renewable energy. The conversation will address concerns about system reliability and look toward the future of clean energy in California and beyond.
This webinar will begin with two short presentations followed by a panel discussion featuring leading state policymakers.
- Kelly Trumbull, Energy and Climate Project Manager, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation
- Beth Vaughan, Executive Director of CalCCA
- Angelina Galiteva, Chair, California Independent System Operator
- Tom Habashi, CEO, Central Coast Community Energy
- Edward Randolph, Deputy Executive Director for Energy and Climate Policy, California Public Utilities Commission
- JR DeShazo (Moderator) Director, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation