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File #: 20-1485    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/1/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 11/10/2020 Final action: 11/10/2020
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board: 1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 175-2020, requesting membership in Pioneer Community Energy and approving the amended and restated joint exercise of powers agreement; and 2) Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, or designee, to execute other documents necessary or desirable to facilitate membership in Pioneer Community Energy, subject to review and approval by County Counsel. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Resolution, 2. B - Counsel Approval, 3. Memo re Attachment C, 4. C - Impact Assessment Study, 5. D - El Dorado County Presentation_Nov 8 2020 final draft, 6. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 11-10-2020, 7. Executed Resolution 175-2020
Related files: 20-1198, 20-1148, 18-1631, 20-0853, 21-0138
Title
Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board:
1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 175-2020, requesting membership in Pioneer Community Energy and approving the amended and restated joint exercise of powers agreement; and
2) Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, or designee, to execute other documents necessary or desirable to facilitate membership in Pioneer Community Energy, subject to review and approval by County Counsel.

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 energy alternatives and directed staff to contact the cities of Placerville and South Lake Tahoe to determine their level of interest in participating in a Joint Powers CCA, explore the feasibility of forming a CCA in El Dorado County, continue advisory discussions with existing CCAs, and explore the possibility of incorporating the CCA into the Strategic Plan (Legistar Item 18-1631).

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