Statement from Orange County Power Authority Chair Fred Jung on the departure of OCPA CEO Brian Probolsky

Statement from Orange County Power Authority Chair Fred Jung on the departure of OCPA CEO Brian Probolsky

April 19, 2023

In just a few short years, the Orange County Power Authority has gone from one city’s vision to a fully operational community choice energy provider serving approximately 240,000 residential and commercial customers in four Orange County communities.

Launching service just one year ago, OCPA is delivering on its promise to provide customers with renewable energy at competitive rates to address climate change. In fact, OCPA now offers the Basic Choice 38% renewable energy plan at a cost of 2% less than SCE’s equivalent generation rates.

While OCPA is financially strong with tens of millions of dollars in reserves, and operationally sound, the Board of Directors has made the decision to begin a search for a new CEO. The Board is committed to working together throughout the executive search process to select a CEO who will lead OCPA into the next phase of its growth.

The Board appreciates Brian Probolsky’s dedication and service building an organization that is having a positive environmental impact on the region. His final day with OCPA will be the end of May. The Board will announce an interim CEO in the coming days.