Special Parks, Hillsides, and Utilities Committee Meeting
- Date: 06/29/2017 7:00 PM
- Location: City Council Chamber
225 West Second Street
Claremont, California 91711
Claremont residents are invited to attend an informational workshop regarding a possible alternative energy service. Los Angeles County is in the process of forming a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program in coordination with other jurisdictions. A CCA program is a legal structure that allows cities and counties to combine the buying power of individual electricity customers within their jurisdictions to secure alternative energy supply contracts on a community-wide basis. The purpose of combining the purchase of electricity is to increase the amount of renewable energy provided to residents, create local clean energy jobs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and provide greater public accountability in energy decisions, generally at a cost savings. If the City were to participate in the program, the CCA would replace SCE as the energy provider for the City of Claremont. There are several CCA programs within the State, with the majority operating in Northern California. It is reported that these programs operate with greener energy portfolios at a cost either similar to or cheaper than the investor owned utilities.
Currently, the City is in the evaluation process to consider participation, and we are hoping to update the community about this program and receive feedback about the desirability of participation. The public is invited to attend an informational session with the Parks, Hillsides, and Utilities Committee on Thursday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m. The workshop will be in the Council Chamber, located at 225 West Second Street. Please join us to learn more about this program and provide your thoughts and preferences about participation.