Plans to develop a “community choice aggregation” power agency in Sonoma County have advanced over the past few months, with outreach to the region’s residents and municipal governments laying the groundwork for a joint powers authority to govern program, called Sonoma Clean Power.
Tasked by its board of directors to develop the proposal, the Sonoma County Water Agency began work in 2011 to hone the finer details of a renewable energy-focused power agency in the county.
The feasibility study was completed in October of last year. Surveys of both residential and commercial users have been conducted. Focus groups of both those populations were also completed. The latest agency board direction has been to complete a draft implementation plan and to pursue the creation of a joint powers agreement with other interested municipalities.
A draft plan is due at the end of September, and a draft agreement has been circulated to all the cities in Sonoma County. [read more of the interview with Cordel Stillman of the Sonoma County Water Agency]
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