SB 692 Background Information (April 2017)

SB 692 addresses a long-standing structural bias in the way charges are calculated for renewable energy output to access the transmission grid. This two-pager describes both the problem and the proposed fix. Click to Download PDF  

Our Position on SB 618 (March 2017)

Calls for a NO vote on SB 618, which would tie the hands of Community Choice energy programs by putting approval of their integrated resource plans in the hands of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), an agency that has demonstrated strong bias towards monopoly utilities and against Community Choice. Click to Download PDF

Our Position on SB 692 (March 2017)

Calls for a YES vote on SB 692, which will make local renewable projects more competitive, leveling the playing field by ensuring proper allocation of transmission access charges to Community Choice programs based on their actual usage. Please See:┬áSB-692 Background Information. Click to Download PDF  

Our Position on Transmission Access Charges (February 2017)

Proposes an urgent fix for the current Transmission Access Charge (TAC) market distortion. This distortion inhibits vital, community-based renewable energy development and severely limits the benefits that Community Choice programs can deliver to the communities they serve. Click to Download PDF

Our Position on SDG&E Marketing Division (November 2016)

Opposes a proposal adopted by the California Public Utilities Commission which allows San Diego Gas & Electric to circumvent California’s Community Choice law by setting up a separate division to market against Community Choice initiatives. Click to Download PDF

Our Position on AB 1110 (August 2016)

Opposes Assembly Bill 1110 as a convoluted, confusing, and biased prescription for reporting greenhouse gas emissions by retail energy suppliers in California. Click to Download PDF

Our Position on PCIA (March 2016)

Calls for sunsetting the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA)–an ongoing charge to Community Choice customers imposed by the monopoly utilities to recover the costs of energy that these utilities procured for customers who have departed to Community Choice programs. Click to Download PDF