Panel: Community Choice Aggregation Coming of Age in California | 1.16.20

Thursday, January 16, 2020

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST

Canadian Solar USA, 3000 Oak Road #400,
Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Location is a short walk from BART

Carpool link here!


With lofty renewable energy goals in California and recently exemplified challenges with investor owned utilities (IOUs), Community Choice Aggregation (CCAs) are increasing in popularity as the preferred choice of energy providers for California residents, cites and whole counties.

Today, CCAs deliver 45% of the state’s renewable energy and will account for 90% of storage procurement in 2030, according the California Public Utilities Commission.. Last November, three CCAs and one municipal utility serving much of California’s San Francisco Bay Area launched a 30-megawatt distributed energy storage-plus-solar solicitation. The impressive effort will be the state’s largest attempt to aggregate its renewable energy.

By taking over an increasing share of customers from the state’s investor-owned utilities, CCAs are taking more responsibility for securing the state’s long-term clean energy needs. By the end of the year, the 18 Californian CCAs are expected to deliver 44,400 GWh, an increase of 60% compared to last year, to 4 million customers accounts, representing more than 25% of California. It’s expected that this effort will enable CCAs to maintain power for emergency services and critical loads, without being susceptible to wildfire risk.

Join WCS and its panel of experts to discuss:

  • The influence CCAs have in greening the state’s energy mix
  • Whether customers leaving for a CCA should be charged a Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA)
  • The role of CCAs in achieving local building and transportation decarbonization goals, as well as water heating electrification and increased energy efficiency
  • How to switch to a CCA and find which one serves your area
  • If CCAs could ever replace monopolistic utilities
  • The role CCAs can play in bringing equity empowerment opportunities to local communities

Special thanks to Canadian Solar for sponsoring this event!


  • Men are welcome to attend! Our organization is inclusive and events are open to people of all genders.
  • Refunds are up to 48 hours before the event






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