RCEA has launched Community Choice Energy (CCE) program to provide lower electric rates and local control of our energy sources, combined with the same reliable electric delivery that PG&E has always provided.
RCEA is implementing the Humboldt County Community Choice Energy program guided by three core priorities established by the RCEA Board of Directors and aligned with the RePower Humboldt Strategic Plan: maximizing the use of local renewable resources, providing competitive rates, and supporting local economic development.
RCEA works in conjunction with a team of consultants selected through an open, competitive solicitation. The consulting team brings needed expertise and experience from working with the successful CCEs already operating elsewhere in the state. RCEA staff has formed our own in-house CCE team and are close to completing local program management capacity.
The CCE program has been years in the making. Learn more about the research and community engagement that led to our CCE launch.
In 2012 RCEA adopted the Humboldt County Comprehensive Action Plan for Energy (CAPE), which is RCEA’s primary guiding document. Expanding on the strategies outlined in the CAPE, RCEA initiated RePower Humboldt, a community-wide effort to define a vision and strategic plan for achieving energy independence and energy security in Humboldt County. With the support of the Schatz Energy Research Center at Humboldt State University, the California Energy Commission, and many community stakeholders, this effort culminated in the development of the RePower Humboldt Strategic Plan to establish a vision for the year 2030 and guide the integration of renewable energy in Humboldt County, develop local energy infrastructure, and set energy-related goals.
RCEA has identified community choice energy as a critical mechanism to enable the implementation of the RePower Humboldt Strategic Plan and to realize the RePower Humboldt 2030 vision and the associated community benefits. To that end, RCEA’s board has directed staff to move forward with pursuing the implementation of a local community choice program.
Humboldt County Community Choice Energy Roadmap
Amended Joint Powers Agreement
Request for Proposals for Humboldt County Community Choice Aggregation Development and Operations Services
Notice of Proposed Award
RFP Response from the selected consultant: TEA – The Energy Authority: Part 1/ Part 2
Process Guidelines for Development of a Request for Offers for Local Biomass Power
Guidelines for Community Energy Program Launch-period Power Portfolio Strategy and Targets
CCE Energy Risk Management Policy
Assembly Bill 117
Humboldt County CCA Feasibility Assessment, Michael Landau, 2011
RePower Humboldt Economic Analysis Report
RePower Humboldt Resource and Technology Assessment Report
CA Public Utilities Commission CCA Webpage
PG&E CCA Webpage
CCE Case Study – Redwood Coast Energy Authority. RCEA’s Richard Engel speaks about how Community Choice Aggregation and local control is making a difference in Humboldt County.