Partner Highlight: Strategies 360

Strategies 360 (S360) is CalChoice’s lobbying partner, leading advocacy efforts and lobbying activities in Sacramento for the JPA and its 10 associate members.   

“The work that Strategies 360 does for CalChoice is invaluable,” said CalChoice Executive Director Jason Caudle. “California energy legislation is ever changing, and we need an experienced partner to help protect the interests of not only our associate members, but also community choice aggregation as a whole. We’re proud to have the expertise of Strategies 360 in our court.”

S360’s lobbying efforts focus on energy policies and legislation that affect community choice aggregation (CCA) programs such as California’s Resource Adequacy program, Renewable Portfolio’s Standards program and Integrated Resource Plan program. The firm also monitors rate matters that may impact CCAs, transportation electrification and any matters that may threaten a CCA’s ability to purchase energy and set its own rates. 

“Energy-related decisions in Sacramento impact CalChoice, its members and ultimately its customers,” said S360 Executive Vice President Andrea Deveau. “On behalf of CalChoice, S360 is committed to ensuring that legislators thoroughly understand CCA programs and their benefits and begin considering this relatively new and innovative part of the energy industry when relevant policies are on the table.”

The team of S360 experts assigned to CalChoice include Executive Vice President Andrea Deveau, Senior Vice President Alicia Priego, Vice President Charles Wright and Client Relations Manager Kayla Cannon. Each team member brings a unique set of skills and breadth of experience in energy and technology policy, government affairs, legislative strategy and project management.     

“We are working with a great group of experts to advocate for our associate members in Sacramento,” CalChoice Board Member R. Rex Parris. “With CCA programs being relatively new, we need someone to help us ensure policy makers are well-versed and understand the benefits of these types of programs. S360 is the perfect team to help make that happen.”