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File #: 20-0123    Version: 1
Type: Gen. Bus. - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 3/3/2020 Final action:
Title: Consider Request by Mayor Hersman and Councilmember Stern to Revisit the Default Renewable Energy Tier for Power Customers Under the Clean Power Alliance of Southern California (Community Development Director Tai). DISCUSS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION
Attachments: 1. Policy for Changes
TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
Carrie Tai, AICP, Community Development Director
Dana Murray, Environmental Sustainability Manager

SUBJECT: Title
Consider Request by Mayor Hersman and Councilmember Stern to Revisit the Default Renewable Energy Tier for Power Customers Under the Clean Power Alliance of Southern California (Community Development Director Tai).
DISCUSS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION
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Recommended Action
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends the City Council discuss and provide direction regarding the request by Mayor Hersman and Councilmember Stern to consider changing the default tier for residential and commercial power accounts under 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 of Southern California (CPA) is a nonprofit entity and a community choice energy (CCE) program, formed through a Joint Powers Authority (JPA). The JPA is 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 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 us...

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