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Marin Energy item to be on Tuesday’s Richmond council agenda

 

From the agenda report:

 

CITY COUNCIL

 

DATE:

November 13, 2012

TO:

Mayor McLaughlin and Members of the City Council

FROM:

Councilmember Boozé

SUBJECT:

Marin Clean Energy Project

STATEMENT OF THE ISSUE:

 

The City of Richmond has become a member of the Marin Energy Authority JPA.

Richmond residents will be automatically enrolled in the Marin Clean Energy

Community Choice Aggregation program and must opt out if they wish to continue to

purchase electric power through Pacific Gas and Electric.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

 

RECEIVE a report from staff on the Marin Clean Energy Community Choice

Aggregation program regarding the source of energy and the “opt out” process for

Richmond consumers – Councilmember Boozé (620-6953).

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT OF RECOMMENDATION:

 

There is no financial impact related to this item.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

I would like to receive a staff report on the Marin Clean Energy program. The report

should explain the program to the community. I am concerned that consumers must pay

to opt out of the program if they do not meet the initial opt out deadline. Other questions

include:

1. What is the process to opt out of the program?

2. What is the difference between the charges of kilowatt hours through the Marin

Clean Energy program vs. the charges of kilowatt hours through Pacific Gas and

Electric?

AGENDA

REPORT

 

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3. Is the source of energy through PG&E? If not, what is the source?

4. Where will the energy panels be located?

5. Who initiated Richmond’s participation in the program?

6. Does the state dictate whether all Richmond gas & electric consumers participate

in the program or not?

 

DOCUMENTS ATTACHED:

 

Robert Rogers