Humboldt’s Electric Future
RCEA is striving to provide 100% clean and renewable power by 2025, and get as much of that power as possible from local sources by 2030. We are looking for community input on how to get there.
In addition to planning to meet RCEA’s own clean energy goals, we are required by the California Public Utilities Commission to produce an integrated resource plan that looks ten years into the future. This plan is updated every two years, with RCEA setting power procurement goals that do our part to ensure the statewide grid is reliable and that Californians are ensured clean and affordable electricity.
During 2023 we are engaging the community in a process we call Humboldt’s Electric Future. We will soon publish a report explaining how we get our electricity today, what goals our Board of Directors has set, and what we need to do to comply with state regulations on power procurement. Within this framework, there is still ample opportunity for community members to have their voices heard on important decisions such as:
- Which clean and renewable resources should we maximize in our power portfolio?
- What criteria should we use in siting local renewable energy projects?
- How should we balance the community’s priorities, such as clean energy, local economic development, and low utility rates?
We will be doing community engagement later this year to collect input on these and other questions. We will take your input back to our community advisory committee and our board of directors, and to the extent feasible incorporate it in our next integrated resource plan update.
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