Lessons from CA for Community Choice Energy in Colorado
In 2002 California communities passed Assembly Bill 117, the “Community Choice Aggregation Law”, allowing local governments to purchase electricity on behalf of their communities. Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) was formed to provide a choice beyond a for-profit, investor-owned utility (PG&E).
Today SCP is a model for community choice programs throughout California. By providing higher percentages of renewable energy that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Sonoma Clean Power customers help solve the climate crisis at a local level.
This talk presented by SCP CEO, Geof Syphers will cover SCP's hand's-on boot up of Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) to accelerate renewables and incorporate sharing Community Benefits.
Sonoma Clean Power’s experience can provide valuable insight and lessons learned for how best to move forward with Community Choice Energy here in Colorado.
Join us to learn how CCAs are essential for financing climate mitigation and adaptation efforts and what ‘community benefits’ can mean. In Sonoma, this community benefit manifests as an Advanced Energy Rebuild program, the Advanced Energy Center, a Geothermal Opportunity Zone, GridSavvy, Bike Electric, EV charging, and procuring storage.