TOWN HALL: Community Choice Energy in Contra Costa County


Next month, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors will decide whether to join a Community Choice Energy program like Marin Clean Energy (MCE) or East Bay Community Energy (EBCE).

This decision would affect county residents in unincorporated areas and would also serve as a model for cities like Oakley, Brentwood, Antioch, San Ramon and Danville.

Supervisor Burgis wishes to offer the public an opportunity to learn more about Community Choice Energy and provide input before a decision is made.

Speakers include:

•County Supervisor Diane Burgis
•Jason Crapo, Dept. of Conservation & Development

•Mark Fulmer of MRW & Associates, Technical Study Author

•Representatives from Marin Clean Energy
•Representatives from East Bay Community Energy

To allow us to accommodate all guests, please RSVP by replying to this email or at supervisor_burgis@bos.cccounty.us.

What’s Community Choice Energy?

A Community Choice Energy program would pool consumer electricity demand within our region. The existing energy utility (PG&E) would remain responsible for transmission, distribution, and billing. Meanwhile, a public entity run by cities and counties, either Marin Clean Energy or East Bay Community Energy, would be responsible for electricity purchasing and generation.

Community Choice Energy providers, like MCE and EBCE, give consumers an option that could increase local renewable energy generation, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and bring additional jobs to the county, all while maintaining or reducing electricity rates.

To learn more or read the county’s technical report on Community Choice Energy, click here. If you are unable to attend either Town Hall, you may also view previous presentations online.

If you would like to provide feedback or have any questions, please contact the Office of Supervisor Diane Burgis at (925) 252-4500 or supervisor_burgis@bos.cccounty.us.

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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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