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File #: 20-1148    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/25/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/1/2020 Final action: 9/1/2020
Title: Chief Administrative Officer, in conjunction with the Board's Community Choice Aggregation ad hoc committee, recommending the Board: 1) Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to sign form 79-1030, which is a declaration by the Chief Administrative Officer regarding investigation, pursuit, or implementation of Community Choice Aggregation that will then be submitted to PG&E (Attachment A); 2) Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to sign form 79-1031, a Community Choice Aggregator Non-Disclosure Agreement (Attachment B), which will also be forwarded to PG&E; and 3) Pursuant to Board policy, provide conceptual approval to prepare an Ordinance to join the Pioneer Energy Joint Powers Authority, a sample of which is attached (Attachment C), and direct staff to return to the Board for the First Reading of the Ordinance on September 22, 2020. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - CCA Form 79-1030, 2. B - CCA Form 79-1031, 3. C - Sample Ordinance
Related files: 20-0853, 18-1631, 20-1485, 20-1198
Title
Chief Administrative Officer, in conjunction with the Board's Community Choice Aggregation ad hoc committee, recommending the Board:
1) Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to sign form 79-1030, which is a declaration by the Chief Administrative Officer regarding investigation, pursuit, or implementation of Community Choice Aggregation that will then be submitted to PG&E (Attachment A);
2) Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to sign form 79-1031, a Community Choice Aggregator Non-Disclosure Agreement (Attachment B), which will also be forwarded to PG&E; and
3) Pursuant to Board policy, provide conceptual approval to prepare an Ordinance to join the Pioneer Energy Joint Powers Authority, a sample of which is attached (Attachment C), and direct staff to return to the Board for the First Reading of the Ordinance on September 22, 2020.

FUNDING: N/A
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is an alternative to an investor-owned utility (IOU) energy supply system. A local CCA purchases electricity, and the IOU transmits the electricity for individual customers within a defined jurisdiction. The CCA chooses the power generation source on behalf of the customers. By aggregating purchasing power, a CCA is able to create large contracts with power generators on behalf of the individual customers within their jurisdiction. The goals of CCAs are to lower costs for consumers and/or allow local entities greater control of their energy mix, including offering “greener” generation portfolios than investor-owned utilities. Currently, CCAs are available in California, Massachusetts, Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island, with two Joint Powers Authorities existing in the Sacramento region, one of which is Pioneer Energy, operating primarily in Placer County.

On October 30, 2018, the Board received a presentation from the Community & Economic Development Advisory Council (CEDAC) relative to Community Choice Aggregate e...

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