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).


Please take our survey to express your views about CCE.
Link to Survey

Draft 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. A draft of this study is now available here.
Draft Technical Study
Draft Technical Study Appendices
 Submit comments about the Draft Technical Study here
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

Internal Operations Committee of the Board of Supervisors
December 12, 2016 at 11 a.m.
651 Pine Street, Martinez 
Room 101

Public Workshop for Draft Technical Study
December 15, 2016 at 7 p.m.
30 Muir Rd, Martinez
Zoning Administrator Room

Past Workshop Information

In December 2015 three informational workshops were conducted on Community Choice Energy in Contra Costa County. Below is a presentation 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