In this installation of California Choice Energy Authority’s “Meet the CCA Team” series, we highlight associate member San Jacinto Power (SJP). SJP is the City of San Jacinto’s locally managed public energy service, offering the community clean power at competitive rates. Since the CCA program’s inception in 2018, the core focus has been to prioritize the best interests of San Jacinto residents and businesses.
CalChoice has partnered with Olivine Inc. to offer community choice aggregator (CCA) commercial customers an opportunity to join Climate Response Virtual Power Plant (VPP), a program designed to help nonresidential customers mitigate the grid impacts of climate change while earning revenue. CalChoice members Apple Valley Choice Energy, Energy for Palmdale’s Independent Choice, Lancaster Energy, Pico Rivera Innovative Municipal Energy, Pomona Choice Energy, Rancho Mirage Energy Authority and San Jacinto Power have joined this program, giving their customers a chance to contribute toward a more sustainable future.
Lancaster was the first city in the United States to embrace hydrogen power, and in 2019 it became the first “Net Zero” energy city in the world. Lancaster now generates more clean energy than it consumes, and the city’s community choice aggregation (CCA) program, Lancaster Energy (LE), has served as a pioneer in accelerating the adoption of alternative energy sources, particularly hydrogen.
On September 6, the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN) hosted its 10-year anniversary celebration. During the event, attended by over 200 public agencies, SoCalREN recognized the Cities of Palmdale and Pomona for their commitment to advancing sustainable energy initiatives. Palmdale was the selected recipient of the Extraordinary Emission Reduction Award and Pomona with the Decade of Sustainable Excellence Award.