Benefits of CCA
Local control and better renewable energy options
In recent years, there has been growing support for a different approach to energy procurement within communities.
Thanks to AB 117, the state legislation enacted in 2002, cities and counties have the option to form community choice aggregation (CCA) programs. CCA programs procure power on behalf of their residents, often with a higher renewable energy content compared to investor-owned utilities.
CCAs offer clear price and environmental benefits. Moreover, they provide municipalities with increased control over their energy sources if they choose to establish their own CCA.
Benefits of CCAs
- Local control over energy rates and future
- Implementation of local energy efficiency programs
- Promotion of local job creation
- Encouragement of greater renewable energy usage
- Enhancement of community engagement and relationships
CalChoice has guided numerous communities through the process, enabling them to establish operational CCAs. With a mission that aligns with state goals, CalChoice currently serves eight associate member CCAs, which include Lancaster Energy, San Jacinto Power, Pico Rivera Innovative Municipal Energy, Rancho Mirage Energy Authority, Apple Valley Choice Energy, Pomona Choice Energy, Santa Barbara Clean Energy and Energy for Palmdale’s Independent Choice.
To learn more about California CCAs, visit the California Community Choice Association’s (CalCCA) website.