City of Concord California

News Release

December 6, 2016

Learn about Community Choice at upcoming meetings

The City of Concord is exploring the possibility of participating in a program with other Contra Costa County cities and the county that would provide residents with an alternative to PG&E as the provider of electricity to their homes or businesses. Community Choice Energy is a local, not-for-profit governmental program that buys and generates electrical power on behalf of its residents, businesses, and governmental entities, while still relying on the existing electrical utility, PG&E, for transmission, distribution, and billing.

Two meetings will be held this month to provide information about the program, options being considered in launching Community Choice, and to hear the results of the city and county-commissioned draft technical study. The first meeting will be held Monday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Internal Operations Committee of the County Board of Supervisors, County Administration Building, 651 Pine Street, Room 101 in Martinez. The second meeting will be a public workshop at the County Department of Conservation & Development, 30 Muir Road, Martinez on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.

Individuals are also encouraged to complete a brief eight-question online survey to assess the community’s interest in community choice. The survey is available until January 31, 2017 at:

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