Community Choice Aggregation
Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is a program that enables local governments to aggregate electricity demand within their jurisdictions in order to procure electricity for its 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 CCA programs for their communities. Alameda County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution in June 2014 authorizing the Community Development Agency to investigate the implementation of a CCA program for Alameda County and its cities.
This website is intended as an information hub for interested citizens, businesses and other County organizations, providing updates on the County's efforts to create and implement a CCA program, and to notify citizens of the many opportunities to participate in the process. Please join our Notification List Serve for meeting and public hearing announcements, periodic updates on our progress and any major developments. We welcome your participation and input!
By the end of 2014, CCAs were serving nearly five percent of Americans in over 1,300 municipalities in 7 States, including California. CCAs offer local governments the opportunity to aggregate regional energy demand, set local energy goals, develop energy efficiency and demand reduction programs, and negotiate directly with energy suppliers and developers rather than the traditional utility business model that relies more heavily on fossil fuels. For more information about CCA in California and how it works, see our Frequently Asked Questions.
Alameda County Planning Department
224 West Winton Avenue, Suite 111
Hayward, CA 94544
Phone: (510) 670-5400
Fax: (510) 785-8793