April 5 – City of Oakley Invites Public to Workshop Regarding Community Choice Energy


Community Choice Energy (CCE) is a program that enables local governments to aggregate  electricity demand within their jurisdictions in order to procure electricity for their customers  while maintaining the existing electricity provider, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, for customer billing, transmission and distribution services. The State of California passed legislation in 2002 (Assembly Bill 117) that permits local agencies to form CCE programs for their communities. The City of Oakley City Council is currently exploring three options: 1) Join MCE Clean Energy (https://www.mcecleanenergy.org/), 2) join East Bay Community Energy (http://www.ebce.org/), or 3) remain with PG&E.

City Staff, along with MCE Clean Energy and East Bay Community Energy representatives will be hosting a public workshop to explain each program and look for comments and questions from the public.

Meeting Time: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Meeting Location: City Hall Council Chambers located at 3231 Main Street, Oakley

Where to find more information about Community Choice Energy: The City of Oakley has  also prepared a Community Choice Aggregation website accessed through this link: http://www.ci.oakley.ca.us/community-choice-aggregation/ . This webpage has several resources including a Frequently Asked Questions area, links to MCE Clean Energy and East Bay Community Energy as well as past Staff Reports presented to the City Council.

Questions: If you have any questions, or if you would like more information, please contact Joshua McMurray, Planning Manager at 925‐625‐7004 or by email at mcmurray@ci.oakley.ca.us. If you can’t make the meeting, please forward your comments in writing to the address or e‐mail address above.

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About Kevin

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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