August 15, 2018 – Executives from the Center for Climate Protection, EES Consulting and Monterey Bay Community Power will be speakers at a free roundtable discussion about Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) on Aug. 23. The meeting is open to the public and is being convened by Nevada Irrigation District (NID) at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

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. The program is administered by local governments as a competitive alternative to investor-owned utility sources. NID looks forward to starting the community discussion about how we might leverage the market power of local generation.

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

The guest speakers will be:

• Woody Hastings, renewable energy implementation manager for the Center for Climate Protection
• Gary Saleba, president/chief executive officer of EES Consulting
• Tom Habashi, executive officer of Monterey Bay Community Power

Why now? By the end of the year, there will be 20 CCA programs in the state, and dozens more cities and counties are considering the move. It’s a clean trend that helps save the environment and money.

No advance registration is required for the Aug. 23 roundtable. Just show up from 6 -8 pm on Aug. 23 at the Ponderosa Room at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

View the agenda here.