Introduction to Community Choice Aggregation
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum
570 E. Remington Drive
Free. Snacks provided.
RSVP requested: http://communitychoiceaggregation.eventbrite.com/
Made possible by a generous grant from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
Late in the process to
develop a climate action plan (CAP) for Sunnyvale, the consultant told
the Horizon 2035 Committee, the citizen group helping draft the plan, of
a single action the City could take to dramatically increase the carbon emissions reduction under the CAP. Horizon Committee members were intrigued.
A ten-year-old State program, Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), allows
communities to purchase power directly from energy producers, while
continuing to use the local utility to deliver it to homes and
businesses. Such a hybrid system would enable our community to purchase
more clean, renewable power than PG&E alone can provide--at a price
competitive with the current system.
How might a CCA program work? What is the experience of other
communities both in California and across the US with this system? What
might advantages and disadvantages be?
Gerry Glaser had been independently researching how to decrease
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from energy production years before he
was appointed to the Horizon 2035 Committee and the Sustainability
Commission. He will share what he has learned during his intensive study
of the topic.
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