Community Choice Energy (CCE), also referred to as Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), is the practice of pooling consumer electricity demand within a region for the purpose of procuring energy and selling it to customers. The existing energy utility (PG&E) remains responsible for transmission, distribution, and billing. The most common reason for jurisdictions to pursue CCA is to promote electricity generation from renewable energy sources and offer consumers a choice in purchasing electricity with potential opportunities for cost savings. To find out more about CCE, please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Technical Study

Contra Costa County and cities within the County are in the process of exploring the potential of establishing Community Choice Energy in Contra Costa County. The County and a group of 14 cities have partnered to commission a Technical Study of CCE in Contra Costa County. The study is now complete and the report is available here. 
Technical Study
Technical Study Appendices
The five cities in Contra Costa County not participating in this study (El Cerrito, Lafayette, Richmond, San Pablo, and Walnut Creek) are all members of the CCE program initiated in Marin County known as MCE Clean Energy. 

Community Outreach

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Upcoming Meetings

City Council Presentations
Danville: May 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Martinez: May 3, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Oakley: May 9, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Pinole: May 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Concord: May 23, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

District 3 Town Hall Meetings
April 24, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Tassajara Hills Elementary School - Multipurpose Room
4675 Camino Tassajara, Danville

April 27, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Knightsen Farm Bureau Building
3020 2nd Street, Knightsen

Public Workshops
Future Workshops will be posted here

County Board of Supervisors
May 2, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. 

Past Meeting Information

City Council Presentations
Antioch: February 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Clayton: January 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Concord: January 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Danville: April 11, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
Martinez: January 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Moraga: January 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Pleasant Hill: February, 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
San Ramon: January 24, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Public Workshops
Concord Area
February 23, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Concord City Council Chambers
1950 Parkside Drive, Concord
Workshop Flyer 
Link to Workshop Audio

San Ramon Valley Area

January 26, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Building
400 Hartz Ave, Danville

County Board of Supervisors Presentation
January 17, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
Staff Report
Power Point Presentation

Public Workshop for Draft Technical Study
December 15, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Audio Recording
Power Point Presentation
In December 2015 three informational workshops were conducted on Community Choice Energy in Contra Costa County. Below is a p
resentation given at the workshops: Power Point Presentation

Background Information

June 1, 2016: Contra Costa County issued Request for Proposal (RFP) for a Community Choice Energy Technical Study.

March 15, 2016:  Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors Authorizes staff to work with interested cities in the County to obtain electrical load data from PG&E and conduct a technical study to consider options for implementing Community Choice Energy.  
Board Order

October 13, 2015: Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors Authorizes staff to conduct outreach and explore the formation of a CCA Partnership. 
Board Order