Read more: www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2020/02/mce-becomes-first-cca-to-require-pollinator-friendly-solar-projects/ “This allows us to use sources of electricity that we consider to be better for our community,” said Melissa Fox, Irvine Councillor, who began exploring community choices for the city`s Green Environmental Ribbon Committee in 2017. “Why don`t we want cheaper, cleaner electricity?” Background: the RPS procedure implements Senate laws 350 (2015) and 100 (2018) which require all professionals to increase their supply of renewable energy to 33% by 2020, 44% by 2024, 52% by 2027 and 60% by 2030. The current procedure is the successor to R.15-02-020. This new requirement – which applies to both our feed-in tariffs and electricity purchase contracts – will further benefit from the land on which solar projects will be built, and will ensure that space is used to produce clean energy for our customers, while providing much-needed habitat for pollinators and monarch butterflies. Los Angeles, CA-Clean Power Alliance (CPA) has signed three new long-term electricity purchase contracts at competitive prices, including two new solar projects and an existing small hydroelectric project. The projects were approved by the CPA Board of Directors at its June 28 office meeting. Monterey Bay Community Power is a CCA that, in addition to San Luis Obispo and morro Bay, also buys clean non-electricity for Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties. Silicon Valley Clean Energy serves most of Santa Clara County and acquires clean electricity for more than 270,000 private and commercial customers. California`s PG-E and SCE utilities still provide electricity and maintain electrical infrastructure and billing. Local Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) are at the forefront of investing in the new clean energy resources the government needs to meet its SB 100 target. The CCAs have signed long-term aerating contracts with a total capacity of more than 3,600 megawatts with new solar, wind, geothermal and energy batteries. A key question is how the CCAs ensure that an energy project offers several benefits for air, water and nature, while avoiding the effects on environmentally sensitive countries and species? In other CCA-News, Clean Power Alliance last week signed an agreement for a 100 MW standalone battery storage project.
- December 5, 2020