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

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 three ways to engage on this process: 

 

Current Status

  • The feasibility study, which identified several potential benefits for our community, was finalized at the July 24, 2018 Board of Supervisors Meeting. 
  • On August 7, 2018, the Chico City Council provided direction to staff to work with Butte County in conducting community outreach to gather feedback from residents and businesses, and continue feasibility research. 
  • The topic will come back to the Butte County Board of Supervisors and the Chico City Council for consideration in the fall. 

 

Why a CCA is Being Researched

Butte County's CCA 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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 Meetings

Wednesday, September 12

10:30 a.m.
Southside Community Center
2959 Lower Wyandotte Road
Oroville, CA 95966

6 p.m.
Southside Community Center
2959 Lower Wyandotte Road\
Oroville, CA 95966

Thursday, September 13

10:30 a.m.
Masonic Lodge
1110 W East Avenue
Chico, CA 95926

6 p.m.
Masonic Lodge
1110 W East Avenue
Chico, CA 95926

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 Contact

Contacts for Businesses: 

Casey Hatcher, Manager, Butte County Economic and Community Development
530.552.3336

Contacts for Residents:

Brian Ring, Butte County Assistant Chief Administrative Officer
530.552.3311

CCA Resources
Study Participants
The feasibility of a local CCA is being researched in partnership between: