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Clean Power Alliance is hiring!
The Clean Power Alliance is hiring senior staff in key areas such as power procurement, data and technology, community development, and legislative/regulatory affairs. Please see the current job announcements below.
LACCE is now Clean Power Alliance of Southern California!
At its February 1st meeting the Board of Directors voted to adopt the new name Clean Power Alliance of Southern California. Click here to read the press release about the name change as well as other exciting developments, including the appointment of the organization’s first Executive Director, Ted Bardacke.
Board Meeting Announcements
The next Board of Directors meeting will take place on Thursday, April 5th at 2:00pm. Please check back for agenda and location details.
Clean Power Alliance Members
The following cities and territories have joined Clean Power Alliance as members of the Joint Powers Authority:
- • Agoura Hills
- • Alhambra
- • Arcadia
- • Beverly Hills
- • Calabasas
- • Camarillo
- • Carson
- • Claremont
- • Culver City
- • Downey
- • Hawaiian Gardens
- • Hawthorne
- • Los Angeles County
- • Malibu
- • Manhattan Beach
- • Moorpark
- • Ojai
- • Oxnard
- • Paramount
- • Redondo Beach
- • Rolling Hills Estates
- • Santa Monica
- • Sierra Madre
- • Simi Valley
- • South Pasadena
- • Temple City
- • Thousand Oaks
- • Ventura
- • Ventura County
- • West Hollywood
- • Whittier
Meeting Agendas and Minutes
Board of Directors
Wednesday, March 21Agenda Packet
Thuesday, March 6, 2018Agenda Packet
Thursday, March 1, 2018Agenda Packet
July 20th, 2017 Community Workshop
CPA Formation Documents
- • Addendum No. 1 Implementation Plan - Filed December 29, 2017
- •Implementation Plan
- • Updated Rate Analysis
- • JPA - Final Draft as approved by LA County Board of Supervisors
- • Final Staff Report from Chief Sustainability Officer to Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
- • Feasibility Study
- • Third Party Review of Feasibility Study
Letters of Support
RFP for Scheduling Coordinator (Closed)RFP for Scheduling Coordinator Responses to Vendor Questions
RFP for Marketing and Outreach Services
RFP Marketing Outreach
RFP for Credit and Banking Services
New Requests for Proposal (RFPs)
General Counsel RFQ
CPA General Counsel (RFQ)
CPA will negotiate contracts for power supply and offer renewable electricity at competitive rates. Southern California Edison (SCE) delivers it through its existing utility lines. SCE continues to bill the customer, maintain power lines handle new service requests and emergencies.
CPA will negotiate contracts for power supply and offer renewable electricity at competitive rates. Southern California Edison (SCE) delivers it through its existing utility lines. SCE continues to bill the customer, maintain power lines and handle new service requests and emergencies.
CPA will be run by an Executive Director and a small staff. It will be overseen by elected officials from cities and the county who will serve on a Board of Directors of the CPA Authority, a nonprofit agency established to operate the program. The Board will be advised by a public Community Advisory Committee.
No. CPA will be entirely self-funded by revenues it receives from the sale of electricity to customers. None of its expenses are paid by taxes, and its revenues cannot be diverted to pay for non-CPA uses.
Yes, more than 70 cities and counties in California are already doing this. There are currently seven operational CCAs in California: Apple Valley Choice Energy, CleanPowerSF, Lancaster Choice Energy, MCE Clean Energy, Peninsula Clean Energy, Silicon Valley Clean Energy and Sonoma Clean Power. More and more communities in California continue to investigate Community Choice Aggregation. In addition, Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and New York also have community power programs. Furthermore, the State of California estimates that by the mid-2020s, more than 80% of Investor Owned Utility (IOU) customers will receive their power from non-IOU providers like CCAs.
No. Almost every city has reduced its residents’ utility bills. CCAs across the board are offering a combination of lower rates, more renewables, and more local power than the incumbent utility. How each CCA prioritizes these benefits varies by CCA and is a matter of policy for the CCA’s governing body. Some CCAs in California offer rates approximately equal to those offered by their existing utility. However, in these cases the CCAs power is significantly greener than the power offered by the existing utility. CPA’s baseline rate will be based on a product that slightly exceeds SCE’s baseline renewable percentage offerings but at a lower cost.
There are many factors that contribute to CCA’s ability to offer cheaper rates than incumbent utilities. CCAs have less overhead and can acquire low-cost government debt financing. Also, because CCAs are nonprofit governmental entities, they do not need to make profits for shareholders.
CPA is available to all residents and businesses in L.A. County cities serviced by SCE. The only cities that cannot participate are cities with their own municipal utility (like LADWP in Los Angeles or Glendale Water & Power in Glendale).
Cities join CPA by having their city councils approve the CPA Joint Powers Agreement and the CCA enabling ordinance. Once a city chooses to participate, all its residents and businesses will automatically be enrolled for CPA service, starting in 2018. Importantly, customers can opt out of CPA service and return to SCE at any time.
No. The city and its residents are protected because CPA is a separate legal entity as defined by California law. Its liabilities and obligations are its own, not those of the individual cities that are members.
Customers can opt out of CPA at no cost prior to service commencement. After that, a small processing fee (around $1.50) will be charged.
There are no membership fees or other costs for cities to participate if they join during the open enrollment period. Cities may choose to spend money on public information materials and may dedicate some staff time to supporting their representative on the Board of Directors of the CPA Authority.
No. CPA only replaces SCE’s electric procurement services with its CPA’s own electric generation services. CPA will negotiate contracts to procure cleaner electricity, and pay SCE to carry and deliver it to your home or business through their wires. SCE is still responsible for electric delivery, billing and powerline maintenance, including handling power outages and other emergencies.
SCE is officially neutral on the formation of CPA and is committed to ensuring a smooth transition for all CPA customers.
Customers will see no change with their billing and will continue to receive one monthly bill from SCE. The only difference will be a few line items that note that the customer’s electricity was procured by CPA. And, their bill may be lower.
CPA will begin serving customers through a three-phase enrollment period. The initial group of customers begin enrollment in January, 2018. The second and third phases will take place later in 2018.
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