Energy Choice is Happening!

The future of electric power in Coastal North County San Diego

Two Community Choice Energy agencies are in the formation process in San Diego County: San Diego Community Power (the cities of Encinitas, San Diego, Chula Vista, La Mesa, and Imperial Beach), and Clean Energy Alliance (the cities of Carlsbad, Solana Beach, and Del Mar).

Meeting Schedules for local CCE Agencies:

San Diego Community Power (SDCP) and Clean Energy Alliance (CEA) are Joint Powers Authorities (JPAs), meaning that multiple local governments have banded together to provide a common function. All meetings are open to the public. In light of concerns and directives regarding COVID-19, both SDCP and CEA are holding virtual meetings until further notice.

  • CEA: Thursday, May 7, 2pm. Special Meeting for a 5-year goals and vision workshop, to be livestreamed online by the City of Carlsbad.
  • SDCP: Thursday, May 28, 5pm. Virtual meeting link not yet announced.

As a service to our communities, our website offers you these features to stay informed about Community Choice Energy:

A Timeline graph that shows where we are in the CCE formation process may be found on our Timeline page.

Frequently asked questions and their answers can be found on our Q & A page. For questions you still have, you can submit them here.

Resources for detailed information on how a CCE works, and links to operating California CCEs may be found on our Resources page.

Now that you know what your city is doing about forming a CCE, would you like to add your voice to the effort? If so, please express your support for Community Choice by signing our Letter of Support. If you want to be more proactive in bringing Community Choice to your city, please go to our Contact page, where you can volunteer for the Support Team in your city, or join our emailing list to be notified when CCE-related issues are coming up before your city council or city commissions.

We believe that forming a CCE here is in our best interests, that a local CCE will introduce competition into the market for the electricity we use, and be the best vehicle for us to equitably reach our goal of 100% clean energy. The process of forming a CCE is well-established, but each step must be done properly. A public that is well-informed about how a CCE works and how the project is progressing helps to ensure the best result. To that end, we offer this website as a source of information specific to the CCE effort in coastal north county and hope that you are inspired to help us succeed by playing a part.