Community Choice Energy, sometimes referred to as “Community Choice Aggregation” or “CCA”, is a program that brings local control and freedom of choice and competition into the electricity marketplace. Currently, San Diego has only one electricity provider–San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)–a de-facto monopoly. 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. SDG&E would continue to deliver the power over their power lines, provide customer service, and handle the billing. It’s an agile public-private partnership. SDG&E, like almost all utility companies, publicly states they support a customer’s right to choose an alternate energy provider, but fight it with their lobbying and political spending.
By Bev Harju and the Climate Justice Team - First UU Church
At the recent Community Choice Clean Energy Forum, 89 attendees enjoyed an interesting presentation and filled out 90 post cards to mail to our elected officials. We also collected $166 in donations that will go directly towards our clean energy advocacy efforts.
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