At their 39th Annual Fall Educational Summit, California Contract Cities Association (CCCA) brought together local government leaders from across the state to share experiences, successes and challenges from the municipalities in which they serve. On the Summit’s first day, Friday, October 4, 2019, Pico Rivera Innovative Municipal Energy (PRIME), a California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice) Associate Member, participated on a panel about community choice aggregation (CCA).

Gustavo Camacho, the City of Pico Rivera Mayor Pro Tem, joined Lindsey Horvath, the City of West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tem, for a panel discussion focused on: “CCAs and You: Lessons Learned and the Path Forward.”

“Pico Rivera has worked hard to bring PRIME to the community. We are already seeing the
benefits,” said Camacho. “We believe in this program and we want to share our experiences, tips, and best practices with municipal leaders who also want to establish a CCA in their communities.”

Camacho and Horvath’s panel, gave insight on establishing a CCA in their cities and highlighted their journey to provide not only cost savings but also high renewable energy content to residents, which align with their future goals of environmental sustainability. They also presented the value of discovering areas of opportunity and further plans of growth.

“With 19 operational CCAs currently serving customers in California, there is a big opportunity for cities to learn from each other’s experiences,” said CalChoice Executive Director Jason Caudle. “We are happy to see PRIME sharing their experience with the local government community.”

About CalChoice CalChoice offers support for local governments in every phase of the CCA program implementation process, providing feasibility services to determine whether a CCA program is appropriate, developing implementation plans for members to submit to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and managing the implementation process to launch the CCA program, as well as continuing to support members once their CCA program becomes operational. To find out more about partnering opportunities with CalChoice, please visit

By Sara Appel. Originally posted at Civic Business Journal.