On Tuesday, July 11, 2017 the City of Palmdale City Council authorised a guide services agreement with California Option Energy Authority (CCEA) to perform a feasibility examine and develop an implementation strategy for town’s participation in a Neighborhood Alternative Aggregation (CCA) system.“The City of Palmdale demonstrates the ambition needed to launch a CCA system and is raring to supply extra renewable Electrical power and price savings to people. CCEA will give the expert services desired to ascertain the City’s feasibility of launching a CCA plan.” states Town of Lancaster Mayor and CCEA Board Member R. Rex Parris.
CCA systems permit community governments to acquire and generate electrical energy for ratepayers in a specific area and supply a substitute for electrical power bought and Palmdale Utilities distributed by investor-owned utility firms.To verify town’s feasibility of launching a CCA program, CCEA will ask for facts from town’s local Trader-owned utility business Southern California Edison. CCEA partners with marketplace industry experts who can examine the information and provide an overview of the town’s likely electrical load, variety of shoppers, startup prices and charges needed to be competitive on the market.
“CCEA team and companions are specialists in CCA and so are equipped with the necessary know-how to aid the City of Palmdale with their CCA implementation initiatives,” says Mayor R. Rex Parris. “Town of Lancaster formed CCEA once the correctly launching Lancaster Alternative Energy and it’s our objective to share our CCA awareness with cities that wish to kind a CCA system at the same time.”Following completion on the feasibility analyze, CCEA will build an implementation strategy for the City dependant on the data obtained from your research. The implementation strategy will define the organizational framework and operational capabilities of town’s CCA system. The California General public Utilities Fee have to approve town’s implementation strategy prior to the CCA software could be shaped.
The town of Palmdale’s consultant companies agreement with CCEA will not bind the town to partnership with CCEA nor does it dedicate town to official adoption of the CCA application. Pursuing the feasibility review and implementation strategy development, the town of Palmdale should still make your mind up whether to form a CCA software. If the town decides to form a CCA, town might prefer to be part of CCEA as being a lover metropolis.CCEA is usually a pioneering Community Alternative Aggregation Remedy for towns in California. Shaped from the encounter of the City of Lancaster as it went from the launch of its CCA in 2014, the joint powers authority delivers an modern product that retains regional control of utility services for metropolitan areas who companion with CCEA while alleviating operational threat and administrative overhead linked to the implementation of CCA. CCEA’s joint power authority model is quickly becoming the gold regular for implementation of CCA by California metropolitan areas.