The City has contracted for a feasibility study and will decide on whether to form a community choice aggregation (CCA) program at its October 24th meeting, which could make the King City a leader in providing clean energy among small communities. Under the program, the CCA would become the local electric energy provider and PG&E would continue to transmit and bill for the power. Customers would also maintain the ability to opt out of the program and continue to receive their power directly from PG&E if they choose.
The City made the decision to evaluate forming its own CCA rather than joining a regional partnership with other jurisdictions in order to design the program to maximize benefits for the local community. The objectives are to purchase and produce power locally in order to reduce customers’ electric bills, protect the environment by using more renewable energy, help local families install solar power, install more street lights in the City, create solar technology job training programs, and provide other local benefits. An analysis of constructing a local solar power plan on an old unused landfill property is also being studied.
Contact City Hall at 385-3281 if you have questions.