Local Government Commission

Community Choice Aggregation


With funding from the California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research program, the Local Government Commission has worked with Navigant Consulting, Inc. to assist twelve California communities in their investigation of Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) feasibility. They are:

  • Berkeley
  • Beverly Hills
  • Emeryville
  • Los Angeles County
  • Marin County
  • Oakland
  • Pleasanton
  • Richmond
  • San Diego County
  • San Marcos
  • Vallejo
  • West Hollywood

Each community has been provided preliminary feasibility studies, and some are continuing on to more detailed studies. The project has produced a fact sheet and two workshops. Three more workshops and a guidebook are in the works for 2007.

What is Community Choice Aggregation?
Fact Sheet: Community Choice Aggregation (PDF, 280 KB)

CCA Pilot Program

Overall Goal of the Proposed Project:

To assist local governments to assess ways of implementing CCA in a way to significantly exceed the State's Renewable Portfolio Standard goals. A further goal is to share the experience of these communities and the developing CCA process with other interested communities in California.

Objectives of the Proposed Project:

  • Develop a template of analytical and cost models that can be used by a variety of local governments in California in assessing ways to implement CCA that significantly exceed the state's RPS goals.
  • Prepare a document that clarifies the costs, credits, rules and protocols being established by the CPUC for implementing CCA.
  • Develop a CCA Pre-feasibility Study Model.
  • Complete detailed CCA feasibility analyses for up to three communities or groups of communities that demonstrate the use of the template and ways in which these communities can significantly exceed the state's twenty-percent RPS goal. The project will include at least one community in each of the three investor-owned electric utility service territories (PG&E, Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric).
  • Develop a guidebook, fact sheets, and workshops for local government elected leaders and staff that share the lessons learned by the pilot communities.

More Details about the Pilot Program...

CPUC CCA Process Report


Energy Information Clearinghouse