December 21, 2017, Statewide Call – A Hostile CPUC Releases Resolution E-4907

The surprise release of this CPUC Resolution in the midst of the holidays underscores the depth of the CPUC’s antagonism against the continued spread of Community Choice programs.  The Resolution imposes a timeline that new Community Choice programs must meet, including launch delays of 1-2 years following submission of their Implementation Plan.

November 30, 2017, Statewide Call – Update on Transmission Access Charges

Transmission Access Charges are imposed on local, small-scale renewable energy projects, even when the electricity from those projects never reaches the transmission system.  The result: smaller projects are penalized by up to 3c/kWh by this charge.  Community Choice and renewable energy advocates have long fought the repeal of these charges.