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, when operational, will provide electricity to all participating cities in San Mateo County, as well as the unincorporated areas. For the first time, residents and businesses will have a choice as to where their power comes from, as well as options for how much renewable power they can purchase.
Peninsula Clean Energy
Silicon Valley Community Choice Energy Partnership (SVCCEP): New partnership (2015) between Santa Clara County (unincorporated areas) and 11 cities for formal exploration of CCE (CCA) for the enlisted Silicon Valley partners. Sponsored by Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Mountain View, and Santa Clara County.
Silicon Valley CCE Partnership
Clean Power San Francisco: SF Public Utility Commission site, with info on San Francisco’s CCA effort, called ‘Clean Power SF’:
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
Northern California CCA intro(pdf), from Business for Clean Energy, Climate Protection Campaign: BCE SV CCA New 4 pager
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
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