Overview
Community Choice Energy (CCE), also referred to as Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), is the practice of pooling consumer electricity demand within a region for the purpose of procuring energy and selling it to customers. The existing energy utility remains responsible for transmission, distribution, and billing. The most common reason for jurisdictions to pursue CCA is to promote electricity generation from renewable energy sources and offer consumers a choice in purchasing electricity with potential opportunities for cost savings. 

Contra Costa County is in the process of exploring the potential of establishing Community Choice Energy in Contra Costa County.

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Community Outreach
Past Workshop Information 
Members of the public and interested stakeholders were invited to learn about CCE and offer comments on the draft RFP for the CCE Technical Study at a workshop on May 18, 2016. A copy of the Draft of RFP can be viewed HERE

In December 2015 three informational workshops were conducted on Community Choice Energy in Contra Costa County. Below is the Invitation and Presentations given at each workshop:  
Background Information
October 13, 2015: Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors Authorizes staff to conduct outreach and explore the formation of a CCA Partnership. 
Board Order

March 15, 2016:  Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors Authorizes staff to work with interested cities in the County to obtain electrical load data from PG&E and conduct a technical study to consider options for implementing Community Choice Energy.  
Board Order