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.
We had a very good day at yesterday’s Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting with a little help from our friends:
Here’s Steve Wicke of Sierra Club Angeles Chapter’s comments in support of next steps CCA motion, 100% renewables and South Bay Clean Power:
Walker Foley of Food & Water Watch provided his organizations’ perspective and support:
The beautiful South Pasadena Library and Community Center
Like most members of the LA County CCA Task Force we were disappointed at the July 14 monthly meeting in South Pasadena, that the team responsible for delivering the Feasibility Study and Implementation plan for the Los Angeles County Community Energy program missed their deadline and had no new information for the Task Force to review or discuss. We are told that the reports – which were requested by the LA County Board of Supervisors in September of 2015 – will be delivered “Any day now” but no specific date has been promised.
Last week we published the Los Angeles County Community Energy Fact Sheet produced by the County’s CCA consultants and we were so excited to read about the renewables, distributed energy resources, local focus, jobs and economic development that it took us a while to notice that there was a mistake in the chart depicting Southern California Edison’s current energy portfolio mix. It showed the Large Hydro portion of the portfolio at 27% instead of the 3% SCE’s Power Content Label shows it to be:
Pretty amazing that 40% of the mix is listed as “unspecified sources of power.”
This morning our partners at the Los Angeles County Community Choice Energy program published their fact sheet which you can read in its entirety HERE.
In just one paragraph of their press release announcing the closing of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant and its replacement with 100% renewable power, Pacific Gas & Electric, the investor owned utility in Northern California acknowledged the new reality of California’s energy future. Read for yourself how the perfect storm of SB 350’s mandates, distributed energy resources, and community choice power programs – just like the one we’re getting ready to launch – are what’s next: