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Sonoma Clean Power

This Sonoma County project would put the County in the business of providing electrical power to homes and businesses, in competition with PG & E. PG & E would continue to provide transmission, billing, metering, customer service and grid repair. The name Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) has been adopted for this instance of community choice aggregation (CCA). The goal is to provide a choice for consumers with a greater emphasis on sustainable, "green" methods of production. AND keep rates competive with PG & E.

As of July 22, 2013 Windsor, Cotati, Sebastopol, Santa Rosa, and Sonoma have opted IN to the project. Cloverdale, Rohnert Park and Petaluma have opted OUT at this stage. Healdsburg already has its own program.

There is lots more information on this topic on the Sonoma County Water website and at Climate Protection Campaign website.

July 15, 2013 - Sonoma votes unanimously to join SCP. Read the PD story.

July 9, 2013 - Santa Rosa votes for conditional approval to join SCP. Read the PD story.

July 2, 2013 - Sebastopol votes 4-1 (Eder dissenting) to join SCP, Santa Rosa raises significannt issues before they will vote, read the PD story.

June 26, 2013 - Cotati votes to join SCP, read the PD story.

June 24, 2013 - SCP's first public meeting - smaller towns want more control on the future board, read more in this PD story "Cities' clout at issue in first Sonoma Clean Power meeting."

June 19, 2013 - With the deadline extended to July 9, Sebastopol sets July 2 for vote on whether to join. Read more in these stories - from the PD and from the Sonoma West.

May 15, 2013 - Windsor City Council - Windsor votes to join SCP, the first city in Sonoma County to do so, PD story.

May 7, 2013 - Sebastopol City Council - SCP makes their pitch to the council, which makes no decision just yet. Read John Necker's notes.

May 3, 2013 - Electricity suppliers - The original 11 bidders are reduced to 4, PD story.

April 30, 2013 - SCP to visit City Councils - the schedule for presenting to the 7 city councils is announced. A June 30 deadline is established for decisions. PD story.

April 23, 2013 - County Supervisors - vote 4-1 to create the SCP for all those outside city limits in Sonoma County. PD story.

October 19, 2011 - County Supervisors - vote to continue the study, including a market survey, PD story.

March 21, 2011 - County Supervisors - vote to fund $150k to study the issue, PD story.