California decision means higher costs for community choice programs

October 15, 2018

After more than a year spent collecting testimony, California regulators say they have made a decision that ensures customers of IOUs are not left holding the bag when community choice groups defect. But proponents of the movement, which aims to give customers more control over a greener energy supply, say the decision could spell doom for the growing trend.

The decision could “shift past and future utility costs upon CCAs in an onerous, destructive manner,” Local Power Inc. founder Paul Fenn told Bloomberg. His group works with California CCAs.

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