On June 2, the City Council authorized the City Manager to execute and submit a letter of intent providing notice of the City’s intent to join Clean Power Alliance, and to proceed with a feasibility study. These are the first steps in the process of joining, however, the City Council could ultimately choose not to join.
Clean Power Alliance is a community choice aggregator (CCA) serving approximately 3 million customers in 32 communities in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, including several South Bay cities. CCAs are locally-run power programs that aggregate a community’s buying power to purchase renewable energy as an alternative to investor-owned utilities (IOUs), such as Southern California Edison. CCAs sell the renewable energy to ratepayers at prices that are competitive with IOU prices, and the electricity is still transmitted by utility-owned power lines.
In response to questions from residents, Staff prepared a list of questions and answers for the June 2 council meeting, which can be viewed at the following link: Clean Power Alliance Q&A (PDF)
For more frequently asked questions, visit the FAQ page on the Clean Power Alliance website.
Staff reports are also available at the following links: