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Recommendations for CCE California Business Models – Silvia Zinetti Dec 2016

In California, a new and interesting business model is evolving around Community Choice Energy (CCE), also known as Community Choice Aggregation (CCA). CCE is a tool that allows “cities and counties to serve the energy requirements of their local residents and businesses” (California Public Utilities Commission, 2012).

CCE creates competition in the retail market, provides project financing for renewable energy and energy efficiency investments, and offers several benefits to a local community by giving local control over its energy sources, a choice to the citizens, the potential to provide electricity to its residents at lower costs, and a significant opportunity to reduce the GHG emissions. Existing CCEs offer a higher percentage of renewable energy in their electric service at competitive prices, and in only a few years have contributed, among other benefits, to local and regional renewable development, GHG emissions reduction, and local clean energy jobs creation.

Community Choice Energy Briefing – Silvia Zinetti (December 2016)

Cities and local governments are taking the leadership in increasing renewable energy and energy efficiency and in  reducing their GHG emissions at the local level.

Existing Community Choice Energy (CCE) programs offer a higher percentage of renewable energy in their electric service at competitive prices, and in only a few years have contributed, among other benefits, to local and regional renewable development, GHG emissions reduction, and local clean energy jobs creation.

This briefing provides cities and local governments with some key points and recommendations to take into consideration to develop a robust and sustainable CCE business model.

Sample Flier for Presentations

Stephanie designed this flier for distribution around her community to inform them of a presentation and discussion led by Ed. Ed showed the slides in the download Making a Difference in Our City.

Slides to Env. Comm.: CAP Update Recommendations 10 Sep 2015

This slide presentation was for the Environmental Commission to explain the report on recommendations for updating the Encinitas Climate Action Plan. The report was unanimously approved for submission to the City Council.

The Commission’s report is available here:

CAP Update Recommendations

Slides from ECAC Meeting 17 August 2015

PDF file of the slides from our 17 August ECAC meeting.

Slides from ECAC Meeting 13 July 2015

PDF file of the slides from our 13 July ECAC meeting

Five Points on Why Community Choice Energy is Good for Encinitas

Five reasons why Encinitas should consider using Community Choice Energy (aka Community Choice Aggregation, or CCA).

Making A Difference in Our City

Encinitas Climate Action Campaign PDF slides on Making A Difference in Our City

Five Reasons Why Encinitas Should Update Its CAP

These five points are a capsule summary of why we should update our Climate Action Plan.

Taking Community Out of Community Choice

Why California Clean Power Might Not Be the Right Choice for Your Community – memo by Local Clean Energy Alliance (June 27, 2015).

Slides from ECAC Meeting 1 June 2015

PDF file of slides displayed at our 1 June 2015 ECAC meeting

Slides from ECAC Meeting 15 June 2015

PDF of slides displayed at our ECAC Meeting of 15 June 2015

City of San Diego Climate Action Plan DRAFT March 2015

Link to PDF file of City of San Diego Climate Action Plan DRAFT March 2015

City of San Diego Climate Action Plan March 2015 Draft – Appendices

Link to PDF of the Appendices to San Diego’s March 2015 Draft Climate Action Plan

City of Encinitas Climate Action Plan March 2011

PDF file of the Encinitas Climate Action Plan of March 2011

USC Price School Pre-Feasibility Study of CCA in Torrance, CA

PDF of the USC Price School of Public Policy Capstone Report on Community Choice Aggregation in Torrance, CA