Community Choice Aggregation Electricity Supply Program
In 2002 the State Legislature approved and the Governor signed legislation that allows cities and counties to create local community choice aggregation programs to meet the energy needs of their constituents.
Specifically, this plan is a local program that focuses only on the purchase of electricity. The energy delivery, meter reading, billing, operation and maintenance of wires and poles will all remain the responsibility of our current utility (either Southern California Edison or San Diego Gas & Electric).
In many cases a CCA can purchase electricity at a lower rate than what is currently being charged by the investor-owned utilities which can provide your community with a powerful economic tool to attract new businesses to your City. The local CCA can also set the rates charged to local residents and businesses (versus the Public Utilities Commission) which can provide additional cost-savings to constituents.
All residents and business owners are automatically enrolled in your CCA program. However they can “opt out” if they decide to stay with your existing utility. There are penalties assessed for those customers who decide to leave the program once the initial stages have been completed.
Top Five Reasons Why Your Community Benefits from CCA