Whether it’s for the environment or cost savings, five North County cities are looking buy their power from an entity that is not SDG&E.
Community choice aggregation is the system that allows cities to choose where they get their electricity from. SDG&E is the local generator and provider, and it decides how electricity gets generated, whether that’s through burning fossil fuels or from alternate forms of energy.
Under community choice aggregation, cities would get to choose what generates their power.
Sometimes that’s done to get a handle on costs for residents. More recently, cities have chosen to act for environmental reasons, and put their money toward sustainable energy.
Del Mar and Encinitas recently voted to join Solana Beach to share the costs of a feasibility study, which includes a plan for how to roll out community choice.
If those smaller cities establish a nonprofit CCA, operated by private companies, they’d be able to choose who provides the CCA with electricity. The more cities (and customers), the more the cost of operating the CCA would be shared ‒ though residents can still opt to buy their energy from SDG&E.
We Stand Up for You. Will You Stand Up for Us?
Calling CCA "choice" is like naming a bomb the "peacekeeper". There is no choice , the Government plans to force us against our will into a duplicative monopoly that buys more expensive "alternative energy". They say taxpayers will be allowed to opt back out of the new energy cabal but if this plan is so good why don't they just open it up and let the stampede of people join without being forced? Opt me out NOW and don't charge me a fee or make me fill out government forms to get out of your tree hugging folly.