The OC Power Authority Must Succeed
Community Choice Energy (CCE) is any city’s fastest path to 100% clean electricity. It provides a proven, non-profit, community-led...
Our region needs 100% clean energy for all—
where every community has the power to decide their energy future.
> Electricity is the second-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in our region. Turning our energy clean is crucial for reducing emissions and ensuring a just, climate-safe future.
> 100% local clean energy means we are investing directly in our communities, by creating thousands of family-sustaining, secure jobs. A clean energy system that prioritizes small-scale, renewable energy systems in our own backyard leads us to a green economy for all, and ensures a more safe and reliable energy future.
The only equitable, just path to 100% clean energy is through community-focused clean energy programs like Community Choice Energy. These nonprofit, public power agencies provide more clean energy with local control, allowing all community members secure access to clean power.
Community Choice Energy (CCE) is a community-led program that brings the freedom of choice and energy democracy to our electricity system. CCE puts the community in charge through local decision-making on rates, programs, and policies.
It also allows local governments to purchase power on behalf of their residents. The existing utility company continues to deliver power over their power lines.
BENEFITS OF CCE PROGRAMS
Choice. CCE programs offer a choice of electricity providers. This encourages innovation among providers and improved pricing for consumers.
Cleaner energy. CCE programs can provide a more varied blend of clean energy sources, helping us reach a Zero Carbon future faster.
Cost. CCE programs introduce competition into the energy marketplace that allows communities to achieve 100% clean energy at very competitive rates.
Community Benefit. CCE programs can advance important equitable, sustainable climate and clean energy goals that are community-focused and community-led.
Community Control. CCE programs put the community in charge of our energy future through local decision-making on rates, programs, and policies.
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COMMUNITY CHOICE ENERGY IS HERE!
If you live in the cities of Chula Vista, Encinitas, Imperial Beach, La Mesa and San Diego, you already have CCE through San Diego Community Power. National City and the unincorporated communities in the County of San Diego will join in 2023.
Carlsbad, Del Mar, and Solana Beach are part of the Clean Energy Alliance CCE program. San Marcos and Escondido will join in 2023.
What if you don’t live in those cities? Climate Action Campaign is working hard to bring CCE to your city! That's why we're recognized as one of the leading climate advocacy organizations in Southern California.