BUTTE CHOICE ENERGY

A PLACE FOR ENERGY CHOICE

HOW IT WORKS

Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is a program that allows cities, counties and other qualifying governmental entities to purchase and/or generate electricity for their residents and businesses. Once the local CCA is formed, in our case Butte Choice Energy (BCE), it will purchase and/or generate electricity for customers and PG&E will continue to deliver the electricity and provide meter reading, billing, and maintenance services for CCA customers. Customers will not notice any change other than a line item on their utility bill that replaces the PG&E electric generation charges.

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BENEFITS

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LOCAL CONTROL

BCE is accountable to the communities we serve, not shareholders.

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CUSTOMER CHOICE

You can choose how much of your energy comes from cleaner, more renewable sources.

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COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT

Net revenues will help BCE fund local green energy projects and energy efficiency programs.

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SUSTAINABILITY

You'll have the choice to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by selecting a higher percentage of cleaner electricity.

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COMPETITIVE RATES

We purchase cleaner energy at competitive rates for residents and businesses.

CURRENT STATUS
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AGENDA

  • On November 5, 2019, The Butte County Board of Supervisors and the Chico City Council entered into a Joint Powers Authority agreement, creating Butte Choice Energy Authority.
     

  • The goal is to launch service in 2024.
     

  • BCE will provide residents of the unincorporated area of the County as well as the City of Chico and City of Oroville two options for power supply. More information will be sent to each customer well in advance of the launch date.