Community Choice Aggregation (CCA): What is it?
You may not have heard of Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), but local not-for-profit CCA programs are a positive force in communities across California. Through CCA, communities can purchase electricity on behalf of residents and businesses, in place of investor-owned utilities such as Pacific Gas & Electric, San Diego Gas & Electric, and Southern California Edison. Over the last decade, local governments in more than 200 towns, cities, and counties throughout the state have chosen to participate in CCA to meet climate action goals, provide residents and businesses with more energy options, ensure local transparency and accountability, and drive economic development. There are currently 25 operational CCA programs in California serving more than 11 million customers, and with many more in progress, those numbers are set to grow.
Is your community Powered by Community Choice? To find out, click on the map below, or look up your town/city/county here.
How Community Choice Works
Through Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), communities can join together to pool (or aggregate) their electricity load in order to purchase clean energy and develop local projects and programs on behalf of their residents and businesses. Aggregators work in partnership with the region’s existing Investor-Owned Utility (IOU), which continues to deliver power and maintain the grid.
How did CCA start? Watch the video.
What California CCAs Are Doing
CCAs are making good on their commitments to invest in new renewable energy facilities throughout California. To date, CCAs have contracted for almost 10,000 megawatts (MW) of new clean generation capacity through long-term power purchase agreements with terms of 10 years or more.
New Solar Panels
New Wind Turbines
New Energy Storage
CCA: Putting Renewable Energy on the Map
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CCA Programs and Initiatives
Click below to explore the range of CCA Program offerings