Community Choice Energy In Contra Costa County

Community Choice Energy (CCE) is a local energy model that is being studied by Contra Costa County and many of its cities, including Oakley. CCE allows local jurisdictions to pool their electric loads resulting in competitive/lower electric rates, lower climate emissions, and more renewable energy. The City of Oakley is exploring its options and would like for Oakley Residents and Businesses to learn more about the options and provide input using this survey link provided by Contra Costa County. The survey deadline is tomorrow, 1/31, so take a moment to express your preference today! For more info on CCE visit


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Mayor - City of Oakley, Data Center Manager of Mainframe Operations and Optimization – USS-POSCO INDUSTRIES, Co-Founder and Board Member - Friends of Oakley A Community Foundation, Advisory Board – Opportunity Junction, Commissioner - Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Board Member - Tri Delta Transit and Transplan
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One Response to Community Choice Energy In Contra Costa County

  1. mrdupray says:

    The post by the City “Take a Moment to Complete the Community Choice Energy Survey” does not tell you what you need to know about CCA’s or CCE’s or the renewable energy credit system which can be easily abused when these groups buy power from outside the state. And that is exactly what MCE is doing. They get most of their power from Shell in Texas. Maybe a few mega watts from in state but not very much. I recommend Alameda County’s program our creating our own. I believe there is a push on to get this deal done before energy rates go up and rate payers will say no to this.

    PGE and SCE are divesting themselves of power production. They own the infrastructure. So, no matter what happens, they’ll get their dime. The issue is new power brokers cashing in on these renewable energy credits. As most businesses do, they go for the least costly option. Totally Green is very expensive. This is where Renewable Energy Credits come in and can be abused. Coal and gas fired is cheap. And there are fewer restrictions outside California. There are good ones and bad ones.

    Is it better to take more time and research doing our own for Contra Costa County? Oakley? I think so. Or even go with Alameda County’s. They’re at least worker friendly and provide better benefit to the local areas and not to out of state producers.

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