South Bay Clean Power

Welcome to the Future: Community Choice Power could take 60% of California’s Investor Owned Utility Business

According to our friends at the Center for Climate Protection:

The combined population of areas with existing and about-to-launch programs, as well as large population areas considering Community Choice programs, is about 17.6 million. If all of these had operational Community Choice programs by 2020, and if we subtract out the approximately 25 percent of Californians already served by Municipal Utility Districts (therefore ineligible for Community Choice), then about 60 percent of eligible Californians would be able to select Community Choice. This transformation would happen ten years from the time Marin Clean Energy went live.

As you can see from this chart the Center for Climate Protection produced the Los Angeles County is the undisputed Big Dog of all programs on the list. And it is with no shortage of pride that we point out that without South Bay Clean Power acting as the driving force catalyst and bringing our vision for CCA to the LA County Board of Supervisors, specifically Supervisors Don Knabe and Shelia Kuehl, there would be no LA County program.  Read More

Creating the Clean Energy Economy: The Business of Local Energy

On March 4 we traveled to the heart of the Silicon Valley, San Jose, California, to participate in the sold out statewide symposium: Community Choice Aggregation gathering, “Creating the Clean Energy Economy: The Business of Local Energy


The Symposium’s keynote speakers and panel discussions focused on Community Choice energy and how to optimize competition and choice for significant greenhouse gas reduction, energy resiliency, and local economic gain.
The event attracted a sold-out crowd of 350 people from all over California, including 48 speakers who discussed Community Choice from diverse perspectives and areas of expertise.

South Bay Clean Power Chair, Joe Galliani, spoke on the “Work in Process: Forming Community Choice Energy Agencies – Issues and Opportunities” panel which was moderated by Margaret Bruce, of Manzanita Consulting Associates. Also participating on that panel was Supervisor Dave Pine, San Mateo County; Melody Tovar, Regulatory Programs Division Manager at City of Sunnyvale; and San Francisco Public Utilities Commissioner, Barbara Hale,

The entire day’s program was expertly designed to inform attendees about the entire spectrum of Community Choice interests and expertise – those in the early investigative stages, elected officials in the process of setting up a program, and energy entrepreneurs developing technology to green the grid – to spark creative discussions and innovative solutions. It did exactly that for us! Read More

LA County CCA Task Force Meeting Features South Bay Clean Power

At the third Los Angeles County Community Choice Aggregation Task Force meeting held in the City of Monrovia on Wednesday, February 24, reports from the County’s CCA consultants were featured – as well as a report from Joe Galliani, Chair of South Bay Clean Power and SBCP’s economic and workforce development partner,  Los Angeles NECA Chapter Manager, Jim Willson.

Here’s what Howard Choy, General Manager, Los Angeles County Office of Sustainability, had to say in his introduction to the South Bay Clean Power presentation:

I want to add that we appreciate the work South Bay Clean Power is doing and what I would like to see is the cities, the COGs, organize themselves similarly to start generating interest and venues where we can then come and start providing more information about the County’s CCA efforts.

Here’s a video recording of the entire two hour County Task Force meeting including all presentations via the Go-to Meeting capture:


Thank You Supervisors Don Knabe & Sheila Kuehl!

When our friends in Supervisor Don Knabe’s and Supervisor Sheila Kuehl’s office saw that the County was to receive $21,700, 000 from the CPUC for County energy efficiency programs with no mention of the County’s new Community Choice Aggregation program, they quickly added an amendment to correct that…


Here’s Supervisor Don Knabe reading the amendment he and Supervisor Sheila Kuehl added on the Feb 16, 2016 agenda directing staff to look at the potential for using the $21.7 million in energy efficiency funding for the new LA County CCA

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