On this page you will find information relating to our work and outreach in the region, as well as information relating to the cities and counties that make up the San Joaquin Valley. We welcome your thoughts & suggestions.
The Central Valley, famous as the agricultural hub of the California, is a prime region for clean energy and Community Choice Aggregation (CCA, also known as Community Choice Energy) programs.
The Valley has a wealth of diverse energy resources, human resources, and the available land, rooftops, parking lots, and other suitable sites needed to develop these energy resources. Local control of energy dollars enabled by Community Choice may offer the best solution to boost the local economy, increase employment, and achieve environmental goals, while potentially lowering electricity generation rates.
Unfortunately, the Valley is also known as a region with some of the worst air quality in the U.S. Accelerating renewable energy deployment will help address this over the long term, while operational Community Choice agencies are demonstrating through support of electric vehicles and charging stations, air quality can be improved in the near term via Community Choice as well. For greater detail on how and why we chose to work in the Central Valley, read “Our work in the California’s San Joaquin Valley: Empowering Historically Disadvantaged Communities with Community Choice Energy.”
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