Los Angeles County will conduct a study to assess the costs, benefits and risks of developing a Community Choice Aggregation program, which would give authority to local municipalities to secure more competitive and cleaner electrical energy, thanks to a motion by Los Angeles County Supervisors Don Knabe and Sheila Kuehl. The study, which would be conducted by the Office of Sustainability, aims to give customers a choice while increasing the level of access to clean and renewable energy sources throughout the state.
“Los Angeles County has been a leader in developing programs that give residents and businesses greater access to clean and renewable energy sources,” said Supervisor Knabe. “This program has the potential to revolutionize the way energy is provided to cities and communities throughout the region, creating competition that drives down costs and helps protect the environment.”
The Office of Sustainability will study similar programs already underway in other municipalities, work with local cities to gauge their interest, meet with local utility companies to assess potential benefits and identify potential funding before reporting back to the Board of Supervisors in 90 days.