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…

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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

Our South Bay Clean Power Labor Partner, Joe Sullivan, from the Labor Management Cooperative Committee of the IBEW 11 and the National Electrical Contractors Association, and South Bay Clean Power Chair, Joe Galliani spoke to the Board of Supervisors spoke at the February 16 Board of Supervisors meeting

Here’s what the amendment said:

Item  19 on this week’s agenda authorizes the Director of ISD to accept $21,700,000 in funding from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to run the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalRen), a program that the County administers to deliver energy efficiency programs in residential, non-residential, public and private sectors while working with local governments and public agencies across the southern California region.

Concurrently, ISD is working on a feasibility study for a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program in Los Angeles County, which has the potential to provide LA County residents with cheaper, cleaner energy. ISD has been submitting bimonthly reports detailing their work studying a County CCA, and going forward, it would be smart to include in the reports a discussion of potential synergistic opportunities between this money the County receives from the CPUC to administer SoCalRren, and the County’s development of a CCA.

I therefore move, that the director of ISD include in their CCA reports a discussion of potential uses for this CPUC funding as it relates to the County’s development of a Community Choice Aggregation program.

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