Office of Energy and Sustainable Development
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Community Choice Aggregation (CCA)

Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) allows public agencies to purchase electricity on behalf of customers, instead of relying completely on investor owned utilities (like PG&E) to both procure and deliver power. The goal of CCA (which is also called community choice energy) is to provide cleaner, greener, and more local electricity to customers. CCA image

Alameda County is conducting an analysis of forming a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) to potentially serve local jurisdictions, including Berkeley. One of the key objectives of the Alameda County analysis would be to determine whether CCA can help the City achieve its Climate Action goals. Under a CCA, PG&E would continue to maintain the power grid, respond to outages, and send monthly bills. Customers would have a choice to continue to purchase power directly from PG&E by opting out of the CCA.

Other Local CCAs

  • Marin Clean Energy Marin Clean Energy (MCE) was launched in May 2010 as California's first Community Choice Aggregation program. It serves Marin County, unincorporated Napa County, Richmond, El Cerrito, San Pablo, and Benicia customers.
  • Sonoma Clean Power serves Sonoma County
  • CleanPowerSF serves San Francisco starting in 2016

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