1 4 “Buckets” -- Political, Community, Technical, Financial CCA in California – Steps in the Process4 “Buckets” -- Political, Community, Technical, FinancialPolitical ConsiderationsLoad data authorization (letter or resolution)Participation on Steering Committee (if formed)Local government leadership with key constituentsPublic meetings/hearingsJPA/CCA Ordinance2. Community EngagementStakeholder mapping & outreachCommittee participationPublic workshopsLocal advocacy, marketingCustomer enrollment/Opt-Out
2 CCA in California: Steps in the Process (cont.) 3. Technical & Legal SupportCCA Technical StudyJPA FormationImplementation PlanUtility Service AgreementEnergy supply contract(s), data management, and related vendor agreementsFinancial RequirementsSonoma was $1.6M; San Mateo County will be lessCounty financed and/or private funding; no anticipated cost to CitiesOnce operational, the CCA is revenue supportedAll start-up costs recoverable through year 1-2 revenues
3 Statutory & Regulatory Requirements Municipality required to authorize release of load dataOrdinance required to offer CCA to your constituentsCCA Implementation Plan certified by CPUCUtility Service Agreement required by CPUCCustomer Enrollment (minimum 4 opt-out notices over 120 days)CCA Bond RequirementSB Utility Code of ConductRegulatoryUtility Cost Recovery Charges/Exit FeesRenewable Portfolio StandardResource AdequacyEnergy Storage, et al
4 Overview of CCA Formation Timeline With political alignment and local leadership,San Mateo County could launch a CCA by QPhase 1Phase 2Phase 3January -August 2015Sept April 2016May – September 2016Pre-Planning & Due DiligenceCommunity Outreach; JPA/CCA Planning & DevelopmentPreparing for LaunchInitial Outreach/Education;CCA Technical Study; Steering CommitteeJPA Formation; Community Education/Marketing; Local Ordinances; Implementation Plan; RFP for Energy Services Provider; Working CapitalFinalize Financing; Execute Energy Svcs/Vendor Contracts; Utility Service Agreement; Call Center; Customer Enrollment
5 Next Steps in San Mateo County Now: Local government and stakeholder outreachLate February: Return to Board of SupervisorsTech study authorization, program funding, approval of CCA workplan and budgetIf Approved…March/April: Issue technical services RFP; Hire firm for studyJuly/August: Study complete; Board of Supervisors review; Go/no-go vote to proceed into Phase 2.
6 Countywide Technical Study What’s Learned in the Technical Study?Can the CCA be cost competitive while delivering a greater percentage of renewable power supply? (forecasting and historical rate analysis)Can the CCA achieve greater GHG reductions than PG&E?How many customers could be served? What are the revenue and local economic implications?Other potential program benefits and risks.
7 What We’re Asking From the Cities Indicate your interest by authorizing electrical load datavia City resolution or letter; Feb. 20 deadlineHelp us identify key stakeholders /organizations in your jurisdictionAttend CCA briefings; participate in future steering committee if formedNo anticipated hard costs to the Cities
8 County of San Mateo, Office of Sustainability NOW is the time to take control of your local energy future.CCA is the path forward.For More Information…County of San Mateo, Office of SustainabilityLEAN Energy US