SD Reader: Solana Beach seeks electricity options. SDG&E seeks approval to campaign against community choice,

July 15, 2016 – San Diego Reader – Sheila Pell reports:  “There is no way cities or families have the resources to compete against the unlimited dollars of a Wall Street corporation.”– Nicole Capretz.

Last month, Solana Beach announced the hunt for a service provider to help launch the county’s first local power program, which aims to curb greenhouse gases. This month, a war on community choice aggregation, as it’s called, could begin.

“San Diego Gas & Electric has decided it wishes to lobby or market against [community choice aggregation]” is how the California Public Utilities Commission puts it. On July 14, after a long review, the commission decided to delay the decision for one month in order to review concerns raised by opponents of the proposal.

If approved, SDG&E would be the first utility to form an independent marketing division to campaign against community choice plans.

Full story here.