L.A. County creates a lower-cost alternative for Southern California Edison customers

April 18, 2017
Mark Gold, associate vice chancellor for environment and sustainability at UCLA, speaks in favor of the new government-run utility.
(Ivan Penn / Los Angeles Times)

On Tuesday, April 18, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the public energy program, a community choice aggregation program (CCA) which will lower utility bills and provide easier access to clean-energy options. The program has the potential to become California’s largest CCA and will allow L.A. County to buy and create new sources of green energy. Mark Cooper, a senior research fellow at the Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School, commented that the new utility plan will almost certainly force investor-owned utility companies to revisit the structure of their business models, hopefully resulting in the expansion of green energy sources across the board.

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