Community Choice Aggregation (CCA)
Community Choice Aggegation (CCA) allows public agencies to purchase electricity on behalf of customers, instead of relying completely on investor owned utilities (like PG&E) to both procure and deliver power. The goal of CCA (which is also called community choice energy) is to gain local control of electricity pricing and energy sources, including potentially requiring a greener mix of energy. Under a CCA, PG&E would continue to provide delivery of the power and customer billing. Customers would have a choice to continue to purchase power directly from PG&E by opting out of the CCA. Alameda County is conducting an analysis of forming a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) to potentially serve local jurisdictions, including Berkeley. One of the key objectives of the Alameda County analysis would be to determine whether CCA can help the City achieve its Climate Action goals.
In 2010, the City of Berkeley completed a CCA business plan with Oakland and Emeryville but choose not to pursue CCA at that time. For details and further information on CCA, select from the subjects and links below:
Berkeley Council Items
Studies and Presentations
Other Local CCAs
Marin Clean Energy Marin Clean Energy (MCE) was launched in May 2010 as California's first Community Choice Aggregation program. It a public, nonprofit electricity provider that gives Marin County and City of Richmond customers the choice of having 50% to 100% of their electricity supplied from clean, renewable sources such as solar, wind, bioenergy, geothermal and hydro at competitive rates.
Clean Power San Francisco CleanPowerSF is San Francisco's proposed clean power program. If passed, it would provide San Francisco with a 100%, California-certified renewable energy alternative.
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