Existing CCE programs, including those in Sonoma and Marin Counties, have demonstrated that Community Choice Energy offers:
Through CCE, local consumers get a choice in energy providers and the choice for cleaner energy. CCE creates a competitive market place, spurring innovation that benefits energy customers.
Santa Barbara County Energy Choice would be governed by a locally appointed and locally accountable board. This board would set electricity rates and make decisions about local energy efficiency and incentive programs.