Our Position on AB813 (September 2017)

Calls for a NO vote on this measure which would require investor-owned utilities to procure long-term renewable energy contracts at today’s rates, then pass those costs on to Community Choice customers.  Click to Download PDF  

Our Position On Utility Grade Energy Services (October 2017)

Reaction to the rapid expansion of Community Choice programs has challenged new and existing programs to offer more sophisticated energy procurement and risk management strategies. This paper examines an approach that shows potential for helping to optimize benefits while managing regulatory and market uncertainties. Click to Download PDF  

Our Position On California Choice Energy Authority (October 2017)

California Choice Energy Authority (CCEA) is a new entity formed by the City of Lancaster to offer Community Choice start-up services especially to smaller communities. Points to areas of concern with this offering and raises questions that communities evaluating CCEA contracts should understand before moving forward. Click to Download PDF  

CPUC Bias Against Community Choice (March 2017)

State law requires that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) support Community Choice programs and enforce utility cooperation with such programs. Yet the CPUC has repeatedly flouted this imperative, as detailed in this report, exhibiting a bias against Community Choice in favor of monopoly utilities. Click to Download PDF  

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