San Diego County

Solana Beach OKs 2nd phase of community energy

Solana Beach OKs 2nd phase of community energy

Solana Beach took another step Wednesday, Oct. 11, toward becoming the first city in San Diego County to provide its residents with a renewable alternative to electricity provided by San Diego Gas & Electric Co.

City Council members agreed to enter the second of three phases that would lead to the creation and operation of a community choice aggregation, or CCA, as early as next year through a partnership with two private companies that would oversee its maintenance and operation. Other cities would be welcome to join the partnership, they said.

“This is the right move for the utility consumers of Solana Beach,” said Councilman Dave Zito. “It provides some real benefits to...

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