The San Diego Union Tribune
In partnership with four other cities, La Mesa is moving ahead with a community choice energy program that will provide clean energy from renewable sources to about 770,000 customers.
La Mesa resident David Harris, a member of the group’s 10-member Community Advisory Committee, thanked the city for approving community choice energy for La Mesa back in 2019 and touted San Diego Community Power’s importance to the city.
“Upon its launch, SDCP (San Diego Community Power) will provide 50 percent more renewable energy to the electric grid than SDG&E,” Harris said. “Once SDCP begins generating surplus revenue, it will be reinvested in our communities, funding renewable energy products and creating good local jobs for skilled workers.”
San Diego Community Power will send out two notices to customers before and two notices after they are enrolled and service begins, Carnahan said. Participation is voluntary, but customers will be automatically enrolled, according to the group’s statement of intent filed with the California Public Utilities Commission in December 2019.