Los Angeles County
CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE
What is LACCE?
Los Angeles Community Choice Energy (LACCE) is the interim name for a regional Community Choice Aggregation program in Los Angeles County.
Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), authorized in California under AB 117 (2002) and SB 790 (2011), allows local governments, including counties and cities, to purchase electricity in the wholesale power market and sell it to their residents and businesses at competitive rates as an alternative to electricity provided by an investor owned utility (IOU).
- Local control over energy mix - meet or exceed Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)
- Create quality jobs and local, renewable generation assets
- Invest in local energy programs - integrated demand side management
- Provide rate stability - lower costs for homeowners and businesses
- Consumer choice - competition for lower rates and options for cleaner energy
- Significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
Process of Formation
Beginning in December 2016, the County of Los Angeles worked with relevant stakeholders and interested cities to negotiation a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) that will oversee and govern the program. On April 18, 2017, the County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the adoption of the LACCE JPA. The County is now working with and encouraging interested cities to join this new and exciting regional initiative.