In 2002, the state approved legislation to allow community choice aggregation programs (CCAs), which enable municipalities to take over aspects of their own energy procurement. Last year, the County of Los Angeles approved the creation of a local public energy program, which is gearing up to begin delivering energy this summer.
Starting June 25, the Clean Power Alliance (CPA), a nonprofit formed through a Joint Powers Authority made up of 31 public agencies across Los Angeles and Ventura counties, will begin service to commercial customers. Ted Bardacke, the new executive director of CPA, will join us for an in-depth discussion on CCAs, renewable energy goals, the customer experience and the relationship with existing investor owned utilities. The CPA is expected to serve more than 1 million customers in the future.
The Energy, Water & Environmental Sustainability Council will also review our recent ACCESS Sacramento 2018 trip and discuss state legislative priorities for the rest of the session.