Our Power, Our Choice

Application Period for CEA's Community Advisory Committee Now Open Until August 28

Excerpted from a Clean Power Exchange blog post.

The Clean Energy Alliance, a Joint Powers Authority between the cities of Carlsbad, Del Mar and Solana Beach, is seeking interested residents and business owners from its member cities to apply to serve on its inaugural Community Advisory Committee (CAC). The new community-based committee will advise the board of directors on its Community Choice Aggregation (also known as Community Choice Energy) program operations, provide feedback, act as a liaison between the board and the community, and serve as a forum for community input.

Interested volunteers can apply here.

In November 2019, the cities of Carlsbad, Del Mar and Solana Beach formed the Clean Energy Alliance, a non-profit public entity that will operate a Community Choice Energy program within their service territories. Community Choice Energy is a model that allows communities to purchase power to meet their electricity needs, offering an alternative to the traditional SDG&E model. Community Choice Energy can provide the communities they serve with competitively priced, clean energy choices while reinvesting revenues into projects and programs that directly support the local economy. The CEA received official certification of its Community Choice Energy Implementation Plan from the California Public Utilities Commission in March 2020, putting it on track for program launch in May 2021.

For its Community Advisory Committee, the CEA board will select two appointees from each member city to serve three-year terms, with one inaugural appointee seat serving an initial two (2) years, with a two-term limit. Applications will be accepted through August 28, 2020 to the CEA Board Secretary at [email protected]. Learn more about the CAC Purpose and Scope, and fill out the CAC application if you want to help your new Community Choice Energy agency.