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CCAs are established by local communities, either through the creation of a joint powers authority or enterprise fund. While CCAs are locally operated, they work in partnership with the existing investor-owned utility (IOU). Through this partnership, CCAs determine the source and procure the electricity while the existing IOUs continue delivering the energy, maintaining the grid, and providing billing services.
SDCP is a self-funded, not-for-profit entity created to ensure that financial benefits directly serve community members. SDCP is completely funded by program revenue. Because SDCP is a locally managed, not-for-profit entity, excess revenue is reinvested into the community through innovative energy programs, job training, employment programs, and more.
Potential benefits of CCAs include:
Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is a model that allows communities to purchase power to meet their electricity needs, offering an alternative choice to the local incumbent utility (San Diego Gas & Electric). CCAs can provide the communities they serve with competitively priced, clean energy choices while reinvesting revenues into projects and programs, supporting the local economy.
On October 2, 2019, Imperial Beach Council approved community choice aggregation through a regional CCA program called San Diego Community Power. Partners include the cities of Chula Vista, Encinitas, La Mesa, and San Diego. The Board meeting schedule as well as more information can be found on San Diego Community's Website.
You will continue to receive one bill from SDG&E but it will look slightly different.