ventura ventura, February 6, 2018

Ventura County and its cities jumped ahead on January 31 as the Board changed its name from Los Angeles Community Choice Energy (LACCE) to The Clean Power Alliance of Southern California.  They are working on a new logo and still fighting the threat of a freeze from the CA Public Utilities Commission. The Alliance did flip the switch last week to deliver power with 60% renewable energy to 2000 LA County facilities. They will then add the buildings of member cities and their business and commercial accounts. Residential customers in the member cities will be welcomed in phase three toward the end of the year or early 2018.

Three Ventura County jurisdictions are on the Alliance Board of Directors:

  • Supervisor Linda Parks representing unincorporated area
  • Michelle Ellison of Ojai, alternate for Mayor Johnston
  • Mayor Claudia Bill De La Pena of Thousand Oaks

City of Oxnard held an excellent public meeting and will do their final vote on February 6. Finalization is in the works for Camarillo, Moorpark and Simi Valley.

The following cities have not yet put it on their council agendas. Check the events on our Facebook page for when this item will come to each council for a vote. Consider attending with some words of encouragement:

  • Santa Paula
  • Fillmore
  • Port Hueneme
  • Ventura

If you live in one of the above four cities and don’t want a choice for cleaner, cheaper electricity than Edison’s, let your Mayor and city council members know it is time to join the Alliance.

Read more from City of Ojai’s report.

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