Residents of non-district areas will soon have a choice when it comes to buying electricity.
The county board of trustees voted Tuesday to allow the county to join a community-selected energy program (CCE) called the San Diego Community Power. The EPF was launched in March and includes the cities of Chula Vista, Encinitas, Imperial Beach, La Mesa and San Diego.
The region will become part of a joint force body governed by the CCE. Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer will represent the district and become a director on the JPA board of directors. Super lover Nora Vargas will act as an alternative director.
Community choice allows cities and regions to buy electricity, including renewable energy, like wind, for residents and businesses. CCEs offer customers an alternative to buying gas from San Diego և Electricity ելի. SDG & E will still provide shipping services such as billing.
CCE can provide residents with competitive utility tariffs, cost savings compared to SDG & E, and more renewable energy.
There are currently 24 PACE throughout the state, including two in the San Diego area, the San Diego Community Force and the Clean Energy Alliance. The members of the alliance are Carlsbad, Del Mar և Solana Beach. In total, the state’s CCEs serve 11 million customers.
San Diego Community Power is California’s second largest CCE և and is expected to start serving customers in the region in the spring of 2023.
This press release has been prepared San Diego County Government. The views expressed herein are the property of the author.