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File #: 20-0148    Version: 1
Type: Gen. Bus. - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 3/17/2020 Final action:
Title: Consider Increasing the Default Renewable Energy Tier for Power Customers in the City to 100% Renewable Energy Under the Clean Power Alliance of Southern California (Community Development Director Tai). DISCUSS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION
Attachments: 1. CPA Member Agency Default Tier Choices, 2. CPA Policy for Changes
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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 Increasing the Default Renewable Energy Tier for Power Customers in the City to 100% Renewable Energy 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 consider increasing the Default Renewable Energy Tier (Default Tier) for residential and commercial power accounts to 100% renewable energy under the Clean Power Alliance of Southern California.
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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 was established in 2017 to provide cost competitive electric services, reduce electric sector greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, stimulate renewable energy development, implement distributed energy resources, promote energy efficiency and demand reduction programs, and sustain long-term rate stability for residents and businesses through local control.

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 th...

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