The California Public Utilities Commission officially certified the Clean Energy Alliance Community Choice Energy Implementation Plan in mid-March, signifying progress toward a Community Choice Energy program in the cities of Carlsbad, Del Mar and Solana Beach, San Diego’s North County region.

Under a CCE model, the Clean Energy Alliance can provide its communities with competitively priced, clean energy choices while reinvesting revenues into projects and programs that support the local economy.

There are approximately 58,000 eligible customer accounts within the CEA’s boundaries. As a Joint Powers Authority, each member city has equal voting power and the same benefit would be extended to new cities who join the Clean Energy Alliance.

Since the CEA submitted its Implementation Plan and Statement of Intent in December 2019, the board has taken several steps to approve core positions and vendors including:

  • Barbara Boswell with Bayshore Consulting Group to serve as interim CEO for fiscal year 2019/2020
  • River City Bank to provide permanent banking services
  • Pacific Energy Advisors to provide technical consultant services
  • Calpine Energy Solutions to provide data management and call center services

In addition, the CEA executed a Community Choice Aggregation service agreement with San Diego Gas & Electric and adopted administrative and customer confidentiality policies.

The CPUC’s certification of the Implementation Plan puts the CEA on track for a program launch in 2021.

The board’s next meeting is scheduled for April 16 with details for its virtual meeting to come. Sign up to get notifications here.