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Community Choice Aggregation & Solar Energy


Welcome to the world’s first Straight-Talk Solar Cast! This is your go-to podcast for answers about solar!

In this episode we discuss the topic “Community Choice Aggregation & Solar Energy.”  

Solar expert Jamie Duran details the benefits solar customers can expect when their electricity provider changes over to a Community Choice Aggregation company (CCA).  PG&E customers have been automatically enrolled in CCAs unless they have chosen to opt out.  In Northern California the most common CCAs are Marin Clean Energy (MCE) and East Bay Clean Energy. 

From the EPA website, here is an explanation of CCAs, which are currently in 7 states and growing.

“Community choice aggregation (CCA), also known as municipal aggregation,  are programs that allow local governments to procure power on behalf of  their residents, businesses, and municipal accounts from an alternative  supplier while still receiving transmission and distribution service  from their existing utility provider. CCAs are an attractive option for  communities that want more local control over their electricity sources,  more green power than is offered by the default utility, and/or lower  electricity prices. By aggregating demand, communities gain leverage to  negotiate better rates with competitive suppliers and choose greener  power sources.”

About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics

Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern California,   who invite their customers to “Own Their Energy” by purchasing a solar   panel system  for their home, business, or farm.  You can check out  the website for the best solar energy equipment installer, Solar Harmonics, here.

Each episode we discuss questions facing people making the decision to go solar. The solutions to your questions are given to you – straight  – by one of the leading experts in the solar industry, Jamie Duran, president of Solar Harmonics.

Feel free to search our library for answers to questions that you’re facing when considering solar.

About Adam Duran & Magnified Media

Solarcast is produced and co-hosted by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. Based in Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing agency focused on online marketing, SEO, website design and reputation management for businesses of all sizes.  

Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by:

  • getting them more online reviews,   
  • getting their website seen and   
  • creating engaging social media content.  

In his spare time Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of Delta Education Foundation and DeltaLAX, the Delta’s first youth lacrosse league.

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