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File #: 19-0091    Version: 1
Type: Gen. Bus. - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 2/5/2019 Final action:
Title: Update on Clean Power Alliance of Southern California, a Community Choice Energy Program (Community Development Director McIntosh). RECEIVE AND FILE
TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
Anne McIntosh, Community Development Director
Dana Murray, Environmental Manager

SUBJECT: Title
Update on Clean Power Alliance of Southern California, a Community Choice Energy Program (Community Development Director McIntosh).
RECEIVE AND FILE
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Recommended Action
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends the City Council receive and file an update on the Clean Power Alliance.
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FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
There are no fiscal implications associated with the recommended action.

BACKGROUND:
The Clean Power Alliance (CPA) is a nonprofit entity and a community choice energy (CCE) program, formed through a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) made up of 31 public agencies across Los Angeles and Ventura counties, working together to bring affordable, clean energy to our communities. CPA purchases clean power and sells it to customers, while Southern California Edison (SCE) is responsible for delivery, billing, and for resolving any electricity service issues.

The CCE program allows government agencies to buy and/or generate clean electricity for their residents and businesses by creating a partnership between the municipality and the existing utility provider. Public entities who are part of the CPA have the option to purchase up to 100% renewable/clean electricity - such as solar, wind, bioenergy, geothermal, and hydroelectric - at competitive rates, which helps communities achieve their climate action goals and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This enables municipalities to buy power from cleaner renewable sources while still using existing utilities (e. g. SCE) to deliver clean electricity to customers.

In December 2017, City Council unanimously approved a motion to become a member of the CPA. On February 20, 2018, City Council selected the 50% renewable energy tier offered by CPA to power customers (residents and busin...

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