South Bay Clean Power

City of Carson Becomes 4th City in 4 Weeks to Pass CCA Feasibility Study Resolution


Tonight the Carson City Council voted 4-0 to unanimously pass our Resolution to Participate in a CCA Feasibility Study.

Carson becomes the 6th City in our 7 City strategy to unanimously pass the resolution.

The City of Inglewood is lucky City #7 and will be the object of our focus until we are in front of their Council.

Santa Monica City Council Votes To Join SBCP Feasibility Study

sbcp logo 20% color boostOn Tuesday, January 13, 2015 the Santa Monica City Council voted to approve a resolution to participate in a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) study, thereby joining Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach in our South Bay Clean Power initiative.

Santa Monica has long been interested in its Community Choice options and joined the South Bay Clean Power efforts when they learned about our initiative and plans last summer.  We are thrilled to have our another world-famous Southern California Beach City participating, especially one with as long a sustainable history as Santa Monica has. solar-santa-monicaOn Tuesday, January 20, the City of Redondo Beach has the same resolution on their agenda‘s consent calendar where it is expected to pass, making Redondo the 4th city – and 4th world-famous beach city – in this effort that is quickly growing momentum. We are hopeful that the City of Torrance will follow suit one week later, on Tuesday, January 27, to become City Number Five, the largest and biggest electric power user of all in our initiative.

None of this is happening by accident. It is in fact part of a strategy designed last summer by our volunteer citizens working group that calls for all 15 cities of the South Bay Cities Council of Governments to become partners in a Community Choice Power program. The City of Santa Monica is now part of our revised 16 city plan.South Bay Clean Power Progress v2 2 Read More

Stunning New USC Report Recommends Community Choice Power for Torrance

USC Capstone Torrance CoverOn Tuesday night, December 9th, 2014 the USC Price School of Policy delivered a “pre-feasibility” study on the prospects for a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program for the City of Torrance, California.  The report details the same benefits of significantly more renewable power used, lower rates for customers, local control and rule making, local job creation, local investment stimulation and local clean power generation potential.  Click HERE to read the report.

The report’s blockbuster news is the 84 brownfield sites it identifies which have a potential for 544 MW of solar energy production within the City limits of Torrance.

Here’s part of the report’s key recommendations:

After careful consideration of the options and the history of successful attempts at similar policy, it is recommended that the City of Torrance pursue efforts to form a Resolution to support a Technical Feasibility Study for the formation of a CCA. Based on the current push in the South Bay region, it is recommended that Torrance join and even take a leading role in the regional effort. The purchasing power of this scale would provide for success in acquiring energy at competitive rates.

South Bay Clean Power thanks Torrance City Council member, Tim Goodrich, for reaching out to the USC Price School of Policy Capstone program to conduct this report.  And we welcome Torrance as another South Bay City now ready to pass a resolution to participate in a feasibility study for a Community Choice Power program.

Solar PV Plus High Tech Battery Storage – The Holy Grail for Going 100% Renewable?

At least four major companies are offering battery backup systems for solar and fighting for California market share:

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Innovative Solar Financing Model Nets Yolo County California Revenue – With Zero Upfront Costs

When South Bay Clean Power talks about the local investment and local jobs that Community Choice Power programs bring to communities, we base our enthusiasm on proof of concepts not only in Sonoma and Marin counties but also in a growing number of other California cities.  Take a look at the Yolo County case study:

Yolo County Solar Projects

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