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GRASS VALLEY, Calif. July 3, 2018 – Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is a growing trend in California as a way for local governments and utility agencies to provide residents and businesses with a choice of an electric generation provider.

To explore this opportunity for our local community, Nevada Irrigation District (NID) will host a roundtable discussion from 6-8 PM on Aug. 23 at Ponderosa Hall at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

The roundtable will cover several topics, including the basics, (the what, why and how of a CCA), potential benefits, the formation process, a case study presentation with “lessons learned,” and a general Q&A.

In general, a CCA allows communities to join together to purchase electricity. Administered by local governments, the program provides competitive alternatives to investor-owned utility sources.

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In California, there are 18 CCAs in existence, including in Placer County, Humboldt County and Alameda County. Currently, more than 80 cities are considering community choice energy, and it is estimated more than 50 percent of California residents will be served by a CCA by 2020, according to CalCCA, which represents the interests of California’s community choice electricity providers in the legislature and at the state regulatory agencies.

NID looks forward to starting this important community discussion about how we might leverage the market power of local generation. Please mark your calendars for Aug. 23 and save the date for this exciting roundtable discussion.