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March 8, 2019

In the News

PG&E BANKRUPTCY MAY NOT AFFECT COMMUNITY CHOICE POWERRon McNicoll, The Independent, January 24, 2019

PG&E’s bankruptcy is likely to have “no meaningful impact on our program,” according to EBCE CEO Nick Chaset.  The CalCCA said that CCA’s are “closely monitoring any developments related to PG&E’s financial situation and are in the process of evaluating potential impacts on CCA customers and operations.”

HERE’S HOW LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ARE REPLACING CALIFORNIA’S BIGGEST UTILITIESSammy Roth, LA Times, January 25, 2019

CCAs have emerged as the primary buyers of renewable energy.  Clean Power Alliance is preparing to launch service to than one million homes and businesses across the Southland, including 29 cities and unincorporated areas in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

MARIN ENERGY AGGREGATOR COULD BENEFIT FROM PG&E BANKRUPTCYRichard Halstead, Marin Independent Journal, January 27, 2019

Dawn Weisz of MCE, Shawn Marshall of LEAN US, and Severin Borenstein of UC Berkeley speculate about the impact of the PG&E bankruptcy on CCAs.

CALIFORNIA’S BIGGEST UTILITIES ARE LOSING THEIR MONOPOLIES. IS THAT A GOOD THING?Sammy Roth, LA Times, February 7, 2019

San Diego Gas & Electric has proposed that California should have a centralized power buyer that would allow the utility to offload any electricity-sales customers who aren’t served by a CCA.

BILL CONFUSION LEADS MANY TO DROP GREEN ENERGY SUPPLIER DESPITE CHEAPER RATESJulie Watts, KPIX (CBS Bay Area), February 9, 2019

Confusing bills, colder weather and chatter on social media have many in Livermore blaming their new green energy supplier for higher bills. That has prompted some to switch back to PG&E even though East Bay Community Energy is cheaper.

TEN THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CCAs IN CALIFORNIAEQ Research, February 13, 2019

Consulting firm EQ Research runs down the top ten things to know about CCAs in California, including a focus on local development, lower costs, and their bankability in signing contracts.

BUSTING THE MYTH THAT CCAs DON’T SIGN LONG-TERM RENEWABLE ENERGY CONTRACTSNick Chaset, Guest content for Greentech Media, February 25, 2019

In a guest commentary for Greentech Media, EBCE CEO dispels the myth that CCAs are not contracting for new renewables. New data shows that CCAs have actually been busy contracting for over 2,000 megawatts of new renewable energy — with more to come.