• Meet the CCA Team: Pico Rivera Innovative Municipal Energy

    PRIME 5 Year Anniversary Logo For the second installation of California Choice Energy Authority's new “Meet the CCA Team” series, we highlight associate member Pico Rivera Innovative Municipal Energy (PRIME). PRIME is the locally managed public energy provider of the City of Pico Rivera.
  • California Public Utilities Commission Updates Net Metering Solar Tariff Policy

    On December 15, 2022, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted to approve NEM 3.0, an updated policy that modernizes the NEM solar tariff to promote solar and battery storage, support grid reliability and control electricity costs for all Californians.
  • City of Manteca Prioritizes Small Businesses to Revitalize Downtown

    City of Manteca Econ Dev logo A city's downtown area has an important and unique role in economic and social development. Downtowns create a concentrated area for commercial, cultural, and civic activities. In April 2023, the City of Manteca released the Small Business Assistance Matching Grant (SBAMG) and Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program (FIMG), in order to support the growth and expansion of local businesses and prioritize the revitalization of Downtown Manteca.
  • California JPIA Member Arroyo Grande Receives National Recognition for Upgraded Inclusive Playground

    California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) member, the City of Arroyo Grande, in partnership with the Arroyo Grande Valley Kiwanis Club, recently opened the Kiwanis Inclusive Playground. The playground, formerly known as Elm Street Park Playground, the first of its kind in the nation, incorporates four of the five National Demonstration Site (NDS) designations.
  • Santa Barbara Clean Energy Submits a Proposal to Create a Decarbonization Incentive Rate to the California Public Utilities Commission

    SBCE and CPUC DIR program information In partnership with the Local Government Sustainable Coalition (LGSEC), Santa Barbara Clean Energy (SBCE) has submitted a proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to create a decarbonization incentive rate (DIR) pilot program as part of its Clean Energy Financing Proceeding. 
  • Meet the CCA Team: Lancaster Energy

    Lancaster Energy Logo California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice) Associate Member, Lancaster Energy (LE), maintains an innovative and successful community choice aggregation (CCA) program, providing clean energy at competitive rates to residential and commercial customers. Read on to learn more about the CCA's team of staff who are working to develop and expand upon a range of exciting renewable energy programs.
  • Eligible CalChoice Associate Members to Participate in Disadvantaged Community Green Tariff Program

    CalChoice logo On October 6, 2022, California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice) received approval from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to proceed with launching a Disadvantaged Community Green Tariff (DAC-GT) Program for three associate members. The program, funded by the CPUC, will offer eligible customers in disadvantaged communities 100% renewable energy and a 20% total bill discount. 
  • California JPIA analyzes OSHA Form 300A Posting Requirement

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Cal/OSHA require employers to use Cal/OSHA Form 300 to classify work-related injuries and illnesses and to note the extent and severity of each case. The summary form, Cal/OSHA Form 300A, shows the totals for the year in each category. Cal/OSHA requires Form 300A to be posted between February 1 and April 30, 2023
  • Energy for Palmdale’s Independent Choice Advances CCA with Support From Tripepi Smith

    Energy for Palmdale's Independent Choice Logo Officially launched in October 2022, Energy for Palmdale’s Independent Choice (EPIC) represents the City of Palmdale’s entry into the Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) realm. EPIC, a member of the California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice), engaged Tripepi Smith to assist with designing its logo and identity system, developing a pre- and post-launch marketing plan creating and distributing the complex series of residential and commercial mailers required by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Other CCAs that TS has supported through the branding and launch process include Pomona Choice Energy and Clean Energy Alliance.  
  • City of Manteca Launches Revitalized Website at Manteca.gov

    City of Manteca logo The City of Manteca is pleased to announce the completion of its website revitalization. The City first began its website redesign process in late 2021, and the new website went live on November 29, 2022.