RESOURCES

Sample Letters of Support for Community Choice Energy can be found on our Support Page.  Please also look there for contact information for SJ Council Members.

Responses to questions and concerns about Community Choice Energy
Compiled by the Center for Climate Protection for the City of San Jose,  Updated April, 2017

San Jose’s Draft Business Plan/Technical Study
A draft business plan for SJCE was released on Feb 3rd, 2017
The CCA Study Session agenda and memo have been posted for public viewing here.
Attend the San José City Council Study Session on Monday, February 13 to learn more. The public can submit questions and comments via email or by attending the February 13 Council Study Session.

City of San Jose now has a San Jose Clean Energy (SJCE) webpage (July 2016) Check it out here for the latest status

Clean Power Exchange (CPX) Credible, comprehensive Community Choice energy information is required to accelerate the statewide movement. So Center for Climate Protections created Clean Power Exchange, an online hub of information, resources, and conversation. At the site you’ll find an interactive map that offers an overview of communities across the state that are engaged in Community Choice as well as their stage of development.

Marin Clean Energy(MCE): MCE established the first CCA/CCE in California. The site is a good source of general info on CCA’s structure, operations, and rates. MCE serves all of Marin county, unincorporated  Napa county (and the cities of Benicia, El Cerrito, Richmond, San Pablo, and other).
Marin Clean Energy

Sonoma Clean Power(SCP): SCP came online over 2013-2014, and as of late 2014 serves about 6 cities and all unincorporated areas of Sonoma County.
Sonoma Clean Power

Lancaster Choice Energy(LCE): LCE serves the city of Lancaster in southern California, and came online Feb 2015.  It is California’s first ‘city model’ of CAA (Marin and Sonoma CCAs can be considered county-wide programs).
Lancaster Choice Energy

Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE): Peninsula Clean Energy is a Community Choice Energy program that was created in February 2016 when all 20 cities in San Mateo County, plus the County of San Mateo, voted unanimously to form a Joint Powers Authority to administer the program.
Peninsula Clean Energy

Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE): 12 Silicon Valley communities, including Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale and unincorporated County of Santa Clara, formed a CCE that launched in April of 2017 and plans to complete enrollments in July of 2017.
Silicon Valley Clean Energy

Clean Power San Francisco:  CleanPowerSF is San Francisco’s Community Choice Aggregation program, which launched to selected customers in the city in May 2016. See the SF Public Utility Commission site for current info on San Francisco’s CCA effort and rollout.
Clean Power SF(San Francisco)

Business for Clean Energy (biz4cleanenergy.com): A key  program that works with businesses and advocates for clean energy policies throughout California.  They run a strong, active, and effective outreach program, that coordinates well with policy makers, businesses, and other stakeholders. Active in San Jose and the Silicon Valley area.   Among other resources, site has strongly recommended videos of talks on various aspects of CCAs by energy sector and policy experts.
Biz4cleanenergy – Home Page

Biz4Cleanenergy – Community Choice

Northern California CCA intro(pdf), from Business for Clean Energy, Climate Protection Campaign: BCE SV CCA New 4 pager

Biz4CleanEnergy – Videos

Center for Climate Protection: Sonoma based organization promoting science-based green house gas(GHG) reduction programs , including CCAs, improved transportation, and renewable energy. Good resource, good programs, very involved and active organization.
Center for Climate Protection

Lean EnergyA non-profit that has been committed to promoting CCAs, both in California and nationally.   A good resource on CCAs in general.  Lean Energy and also see Lean’s page What is a CCA?.

CA Clean Power  (California Clean Power): A company that provides energy sector and CCA expertise, and will effectively coordinate a CCA’s set-up.  There is no upfront cost to the community; CA Clean Power provides the service (of establishing the CCA) for free, and covers it costs, over several years, through the utility revenue stream.  It can, in some cases, be an attractive model for establishing a CCA, as it removes the up front costs, and provides the expertise that communities may lack.
CA Clean Power

Wikipedia: Community Choice Aggregation(CCA):
Wikipedia entry for Community_Choice_Aggregation