Benefits of CCA
New revenue streams that support local programs and better renewable choices
Community Choice Aggregation
Alternative revenue streams and better renewable choices
Over the last few years, there has been a groundswell of support building for an alternative way of buying the energy consumed within a community.
Thanks to AB 117, the enabling state legislation first enacted in 2002, cities and counties have the right to form Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs which acquire power on behalf of their citizenry, often at lower rates and nearly always with a higher renewable content than private utilities offer.
While the price and environmental benefits of CCAs are readily apparent, an important aspect of these remarkable programs is that they can also provide a significant alternative revenue stream and far greater control for municipalities who choose to create their own CCA.
Surprisingly, since first authorized in California in 2002 and refined in 2011, only a handful of pioneering cities and regions have adopted these innovative plans. Others looked into the prospects, yet chose to wait. Why? Garnering state approval to establish a CCA can be complicated. Planning the transition with the existing power company can be formidable. Explaining the process to potential customers can sometimes be confusing and operating such a service requires a major commitment on the part of the organizer.
With the California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice), you have experienced experts on your team from day one. People who have gone through the process before, allowing you to hit the ground running and be operational quicker and easier than you ever thought possible.
Benefits of CCAs
- Alternative revenue streams to local government
- Control over local energy rates and future
- Cost savings to consumers
- Encourage local job creation
- Promote greater renewable energy use
- A new, positive touchpoint with community
Benefits of the CalChoice Model
Creating a CCA is greatly simplified when you leverage the knowledge and experience of CalChoice.
- Experienced experts at your side
- Fewer technical challenges to overcome
- Flexibility to take on the tasks you want
- Structure organization to best suit local needs
- Transparency of a local government partnership
Get the help you need to start your CCA
Contact us today to discover how CalChoice can assist with regulatory issues and legal affairs, financial analysis, project management, and operations as well as marketing, customer services, and support.