Join me on Sunday, March 17, 2019, 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., for Community Choice Energy Workshop!
SoCal Edison rates are going up in March 2019 under the new time of use rate plan, so there’s never been a better time to look into a local not-for-profit alternative – Community Choice Energy.
What is Community Choice Energy?
Community Choice Energy (CCE) is a program that brings local control and freedom of choice and competition into the electricity marketplace. Community Choice allows cities and counties to purchase power on behalf of their residents and businesses to provide cleaner power options at a competitive price.
It has been operating in California since 2002 following passage of Assembly Bill 117.
On September 25, 2018, the Irvine City Council approved conducting a feasibility study to determine the pros and cons of implementing a CCE program, including potential economic benefits for the community.
Community Choice programs enable local government control over energy procurement to purchase power, set competitive rates, and collect revenue. The local utility still maintains the electricity grid, deliver energy, and bill customers.
Community Choice Energy programs offer automatic enrollment to businesses and residences in its jurisdiction, with the ability for the customer to opt out and continue to purchase electricity from the utility. Customers have the option of choosing increased percentages of renewable energy.
CCE programs in California generally procure and resell a power mix between 50 percent and 100 percent renewable energy to their customers.
Community Choice Energy can be one of the most powerful ways to accelerate the transition from fossil to cleaner renewable energy.
Community Choice introduces competition and consumer choice into the electricity sector with a focus on local, renewable energy to stimulate rapid innovations in clean energy systems.
By the mid 2020s, as much as 85% of Californians will be served by a Community Choice Energy program. When will it be available in Orange County?
Join us Sunday, March 17th to learn:
- What is Community Choice Energy?
- How 160 cities across California are already benefiting from community choice energy.
- What is the status of Irvine’s community choice study & what comes next?
- What you can do to advocate for community choice in Irvine or your city.
- Matthew Langer, COO of Clean Power Alliance, the Community Choice program serving LA and Ventura Counties
- Melissa Fox, Irvine City Councilmember
- Robin Ganahl, Orange County Organizer for Climate Action Campaign
The Workshop location is Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604
This event is free and open to the public.
Donations appreciated to offset the cost of food/drink and/or to support Climate Action Campaign’s expansion to Orange County.