San Diego Moves Forward With Opt-Out Municipal Aggregation, Service Slated For 2021 Start
October 26, 2018 Email This Story Copyright 2010-17 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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The Mayor of the City of San Diego, Calif. announced that the City would begin the process of forming a new joint-powers entity to implement an opt-out municipal electric aggregation (or community choice aggregation or CCA).
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced that he will now seek City Council approval of a resolution of intent to establish a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) that would implement and operate the CCA and allow other cities and government agencies in the San Diego region to join.
A news release from Faulconer's office said that several other cities in the region are currently exploring the feasibility of a CCA and have expressed interest in joining a Joint Powers Authority.
A news release from Faulconer's office said, after evaluating the California PUC's previously reported recent decision on the PCIA (exit fee), "the City now estimates that a CCA would have the ability to provide a cost reduction of 5 percent or more compared to the utility’s energy generation rates residents and businesses are currently paying."
A news release from Faulconer's office said that after the formation of a JPA and appointment of its board of directors in 2019, the board would then hire an executive leadership team, including a chief executive and chief financial officer, which would guide the JPA through the CCA implementation process.
The JPA would then seek CPUC approval with the goal of delivering power as soon as 2021.