Del Mar Times
Board members from San Diego’s two Community Choice Aggregation programs have been concerned about a bill pending in the state Assembly that they say could undercut the autonomy CCAs have to procure energy for their residents and businesses.
San Diego City Councilmember Joe LaCava, the chair of San Diego Community Power’s board of directors, said the main concern is about putting the California Public Utilities Commission “in direct competition with the CCAs” to procure energy.
He added that CCAs should have the first opportunity to secure the renewable energy they need, and the CPUC could serve as a “backstop” if they fail to do so. An amendment to the bill specified that the CPUC would “determine if there is a need for the procurement of additional offshore wind and geothermal energy resources” on a biennial basis.