The Rancho Bernardo Community Council's Government Relations/Utilities committee will be holding a presentation on community choice energy this coming Thursday, June 22, 6:30 pm at the Bernardo Heights Community Center, 16150 Bernardo Center Drive (off of Avenido Venusto). All are welcomed to attend.


Alicia Race, the Community Choice Energy Coordinator with the Climate Action Campaign will be giving this presentation. Climate Action Campaign is a nonprofit organization ensuring policymakers have the tools and expertise they need to meet the city of San Diego's commitment to reach 100% clean energy by 2035.


The Climate Action Plan (CAP) has identified Community Choice Energy (CCE) as the main mechanism to achieve 100% clean energy. CCE is a public-private partnership between the city and utility (SDG&E) to allow the city to purchase electricity for all residents and businesses and set the rates for our power, while the utility would continue to deliver the power to us safely and reliably using their infrastructure. This program brings local control, freedom of choice, and competition into the electricity marketplace. CCE has been widely adopted by cities and counties throughout California. It is truly consumer choice as customers may opt-out and return to the utility at any time.