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Butte County, City of Chico Seeking Community Input on Development of Local CCA

Tuesday, August 28, 2018/Categories: News and Announcements

For Immediate Release: August 28, 2018
Media Contact: Callie Lutz, 530.552.3320

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Butte County and the City of Chico are seeking feedback from the public regarding their interest in the development of a local Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program.

CCA programs allow cities, counties and other qualifying governmental entities to purchase and/or generate electricity for their residents and businesses. A feasibility study of a local CCA showed that if the unincorporated areas of the county and the City participated, customers could save an initial 2 percent on their electricity bills, totaling $4 million in regional savings.   

Earlier this summer, the feasibility study was presented to the Butte County Board of Supervisors and the Chico City Council. Both the Board and the Council asked staff to gather additional input from businesses and residents, and look at various funding options.   

Community members are invited to attend any of the four upcoming meetings to learn more about a potential CCA and provide feedback. Meeting details include: 

Wednesday, September 12
10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Southside Community Center
2959 Lower Wyandotte Road
Oroville, CA 95966

Thursday, September 13
10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Chico Masonic Family Center
1110 W East Avenue
Chico, CA 95926   

Members of the public can learn more about CCA programs, complete a survey and sign up to receive CCA updates by visiting https://power.buttecounty.net. The survey will be open until Sept. 19, 2018. The topic will come back to the Board and Council for consideration this fall.  


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