Community Choice Aggregation

Community Choice Aggregation (CCA)

Graphic showing how local energy aggregation works.Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is a program that enables local governments to aggregate electricity demand within their jurisdictions in order to procure electricity for its customers while maintaining the existing electricity provider, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, for customer billing, transmission and distribution services. The State of California passed legislation in 2002 (Assembly Bill 117) that permits local agencies to form CCA programs for their communities.

This webpage is intended as an information hub for interested citizens, businesses and other City organizations, providing updates on the City’s interest in joining a CCA program, and to notify citizens of the many opportunities to participate in the process. We welcome your participation and input!

By the end of 2014, CCAs were serving nearly five percent of Americans in over 1,300 municipalities in 7 States, including California. CCAs offer local governments the opportunity to aggregate regional energy demand, set local energy goals, develop energy efficiency and demand reduction programs, and negotiate directly with energy suppliers and developers rather than the traditional utility business model that relies more heavily on fossil fuels. For more information about CCA in California and how it works, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

 

Community Choice Aggregation in Oakley

The City Council has been discussing this topic for over a year, including a City Council Work Session and two Public Hearings.  The City of Oakley City Council is currently exploring three options:  1) join an existing neighboring program such as MCE Clean Energy, 2) explore the possibility of joining East Bay Community Energy (not established but forming in Alameda County), or 3) remain with PG&E.  The City Council has appointed a six member Community Choice Energy Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee to analyze the three options and provide a formal recommendation at a March 14, 2017 City Council Work Session.  A list of some background documents are provided below for reference:

December 8, 2015 Staff Report

February 9, 2016 Staff Report

February 23, 2016 Staff Report

 

MCE Clean Energy Rates

MCE Clean Energy partners with PG&E to create comparisons for energy rates and average monthly charges. This information is publically available on each entity’s website. MCE’s information can be accessed through this link:

www.mcecleanenergy.org/rates/

 

Other websites and Resources

For information about Marin Clean Energy, go to www.mcecleanenergy.org

For information about East Bay Community Energy, go to www.ebce.org

For information Sonoma Clean Power, go to www.sonomacleanpower.org

For information about Lancaster Choice Energy, go to www.leanenergyus.org

For general information about CCA’s, go to www.leanenergyus.org

Contra Costa County Draft Technical Study  www.cccounty.us/DocumentCenter/View/43588

 

Staff Contact

Joshua McMurray

Planning Manager

mcmurray@ci.oakley.ca.us

(925) 625-7004