MALIBU CITY COUNCIL BECOMES NEXT CITY TO GIVE SBCP PLAN A CHANCE

Despite offers from LA County to become the first city to join their County Choice Energy, yet another city has chosen to weigh the County’s business plan against our South Bay Clean Power business plan to evaluate and determine which is best for them.

Here’s how it went in Malibu last night, as SBCP Working Group Chair, Joe Galliani, presented to the Mayor and City Council before asking them to officially receive and file the South Bay Clean Power draft JPA and Business Plan.

Redondo Beach City Council Votes to Compare South Bay Clean Power Plan to LA County’s

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Last night the Redondo Beach City Council voted 3-2 to approve staff’s recommendation that they receive and file South Bay Clean Power’s draft JPA and business plan, review and analyze them and make recommendations as to what are the City’s best CCA options.  Staff will do likewise with Los Angeles County’s JPA and business plan.

Los Angeles County’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Gary Gero, fresh from Tuesday’s vote by the LA County Board of Supervisors to move forward with a CCA program and fund the first phase to launch LA County’s unincorporated areas, offered Redondo Beach the opportunity to be the first city to join the County’s program, but Redondo chose to carefully weigh its options.

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Torrance City Council Votes to Review South Bay Clean Power Business Plan

Last night at the Torrance City Council meeting Council voted 6-1 to approve their City Manager’s recommendations that they:

1) Receive and file the South Bay Clean Power (SBCP) Working Group’s draft Joint Powers Authority Agreement, Business Plan, and presentation; and
2) Receive and file the Los Angeles Community Choice Energy Working Group’s final Joint Powers Authority Agreement and presentation; and
3) Direct staff to perform an analysis of the business plans, joint powers authority agreements and potential participation in the Community Choice Aggregation programs and return with recommendations.

Here’s a video clip of the vote:

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Yesterday’s CCA Panel at the Greentech Media California’s Distributed Energy Forum

Greetings from San Francisco where yesterday, South Bay Clean Power’s Acting Chair,  Joe Galliani, spoke on the Community Choice Aggregation panel moderated by GTM’s ace reporter, Julia Pyper, with fellow panelists, Becky Menten, Director of Customer Programs for Marin Clean Energy and Barry Vesser Deputy Director of the Center for Climate Protection.

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CCA panel at VerdeXchange 2017

South Bay Clean Power was excited to be included in last month’s Community Choice Aggregation panel at the legendary VerdeXchange 2017.

The panel was moderated by Katy Young, Deputy for the Environment and Arts, Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.  The other CCA panelists included Gary Gero, Chief Sustainability Officer, Los Angeles County; Dawn Weisz, the CEO of Marin Clean Energy; and Southern California Edison VP of Energy Procurement & Management, Colin Cushnie.

Here’s South Bay Clean Power Chair, Joe Galliani, talking about the local grassroots effort that launched the entire County of Los Angeles’ on the CCA track.

City of West Hollywood Votes to Review SBCP Business Plan and Draft JPA

Last night the City of West Hollywood joined Torrance and Santa Monica in asking City Staff to review and report back on our South Bay Clean Power Business Plan and draft Joint Powers Authority agreement.  The City wisely agreed to keep their CCA options open with both the County of Los Angeles effort and our own.  We expect all South Bay Clean Power cities to do likewise in the coming 30 days.

Here’s our West Hollywood CCA champion, Councilmember Lindsey Horvath and her comments last night before the unanimous vote to approve: