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Sustain OC accelerates sustainability and economic growth through innovation, collaboration and education in the greater Orange County region


Sustain SoCal CCE Feasibility Study

Sustain SoCal CCE Aggregated Feasibility Study

Sustain SoCal has launched an initiative to conduct a Community Choice Energy (CCE) Aggregated Feasibility Study

Numerous cities in Orange County and San Diego County are currently making plans to join this important Sustain SoCal research project, a vital step in the process of forming a CCE.

The Sustain SoCal CCE Aggregated Feasibility Study offers municipal governments and other stakeholders the opportunity to join together in conducting a comprehensive study that examines the impact of replacing their community’s incumbent electric utility with a locally-controlled CCE organization.

The information developed in this Aggregated Feasibility Study can be instrumental in helping city councils and staff assess the potential impact of a CCA on their city at a fraction of the cost of a traditional feasibility study. .

Initial Considerations for Participating in the Sustain SoCal CCE Aggregated Feasibility Study

  • Communities want choice in energy providers
  • Communities want lower energy prices, economic development opportunities and local control
  • Communities want cleaner forms of energy and purchase options
  • Communities are skeptical of government run programs
  • Non-profit, business focused trade association can provide bridge between competing considerations

Guiding Principles for the Sustain SoCal CCE Aggregated Feasibility Study

  • Accelerate sustainability and cleantech economic growth through innovation, collaboration and education
  • Provide a platform for ongoing discussion and create educational programs for members and key stakeholders on cleantech and sustainability
  • Facilitate community choice energy educational opportunities and outreach to cities
  • Focus on cleantech, economic development, local control, energy innovation and creating markets for cleantech, sustainability and new energy technologies
  • Encourage community involvement in local energy planning decisions

To inquire about participating in the Sustain SoCal CCE Aggregated Feasibility Study, please Email ccesocal@sustainsocal.org  or phone the Sustain SoCal office at 949-509-9300