Community Choice Aggregation

Butte County and the City of Chico are currently researching whether Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) could be a good opportunity for its communities. CCA is a program that allows cities, counties and other qualifying governmental entities to purchase and/or generate electricity for their residents and businesses.

How it Works

Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is a program that allows cities, counties and other qualifying governmental entities to purchase and/or generate electricity for their residents and businesses. If a local CCA is formed, it would purchase and/or generate electricity for customers and PG&E would continue to deliver the electricity and provide meter reading, billing, and maintenance services for CCA customers. The transition from PG&E to a CCA is seamless, and day-to-day, most customers will not notice any changes other than a CCA line item on their utility bill that replaces the PG&E electricity generation charges.

Give Us Input

Butte County and the City of Chico want to hear from the community on the potential of a CCA. There are still several ways to engage in this process: 

 

Current Status

  • The Butte County Board of Supervisors and the Chico City Council have entered into a Joint Powers Authority agreement, creating Butte Choice Energy Authority.
  • The goal for the County and City of Chico is to launch Butte Choice Energy in the spring of 2021.
  • Launching Butte Choice Energy will provide the residents of the unincorporated area of the County, as well as the City of Chico, choice for where they purchase their energy from.

 

Why a CCA is Being Researched

While consideration of a CCA was included in the Butte County General Plan 2030, local business also brought the idea to the County and were interested in the concept of potential savings and development opportunities. The feasibility study showed several potential benefits for local electric customers. Specifically, the study showed that a CCA serving the City of Chico and unincorporated area of the County could provide a 2 percent savings to customers, with a total regional savings of $4 million. A CCA could also create additional programs to benefit local customers and community development  


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Contacts for Residents:
Brian Ring, Butte County Assistant Chief Administrative Officer
530.552.3311

Contacts for Businesses:
Casey Hatcher, Manager, Butte County Economic and Community Development
530.552.3336

 

Energy Related Resources
CCA Associations
Northern California CCAs
Study Participants
The feasibility of a local CCA is being researched in partnership between:

  

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