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Interview on California's Community Choice evolution

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President, Community Choice Partners, Inc.

Political economist and executive management consultant focused on market reform, community partnerships and competitive power agency realignments: governance structures / oversight / stakeholder...

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An oldie-but-still-insightful-goodie: 2018 interview with Stratton Report summarizing the rapid growth and structural evolution of California's Community Choice agencies.


This was recorded after I organized an 8-hour “tutorial workshop” for ~80 attendees at an annual industry conference, convening 17 experts on 7 panels to discuss CCA governance and operating model maturity models in the context of anticipated regulatory changes and challenging market dynamics. Panelists included: Clean Power Alliance, East Bay Community Energy, and Redwood Coast CCAs; Southern California Edison, Valley Electric Cooperative, Northern California Power Agency, The Energy Authority, Ascend Analytics, Olivine, OATI, Willdan Corporation, ABB, GridX, WK Palmerton, BayREN and CCPartners. Key themes included: energy risk management, DER integration, AMI data and BI analytics, the inter-relationships across wholesale, retail and network domains, market transformation and municipal authorities, and the importance of joint-action for the CCA industry.

Here's the workshop agenda:

And here's a related deep-dive narrative article published on LinkedIn: "Understanding the Community Choice Energy (R)evolution in California"


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