Clean Power Alliance (CPA) has had a successful year in advancing renewable energy projects and programs that address the impacts of climate change, bolster resiliency, provide communities with local renewable energy choices and serve diverse customer needs.
Accomplishments achieved throughout the year were possible through the contributions and dedication of our local renewable energy partners, engaged leaders on our Board of Directors and Community Advisory Committee, our highly determined staff, and the communities in Los Angeles and Ventura counties we serve and call home.
We added non-weather dependent geothermal energy as well as new solar and solar + storage energy facilities to our portfolio to boost grid resiliency, increasing the reliability of power supplies to customers. We also had eight more communities select 100% renewable energy as their preferred energy option and three new communities joined the CPA family.
Plus, we had eight more communities select 100% renewable energy as their preferred energy option and three new communities joined the CPA family.
Our investments in energy storage facilities created over 2,500 construction jobs and generated over $1 billion in capital investments.
As we look back on 2022, we highlight a few of the accomplishments that reflect how CPA continues to pursue the vision of using “Power for Good.”
- The cities of Hermosa Beach, Monrovia, and Santa Paula joined CPA, highlighting the momentum among Southern California communities making leadership decisions to address the impacts of climate change with sustainable solutions. More than 38,000 new customers will begin to receive service from CPA in March of 2024.
- Beverly Hills, Camarillo, Claremont, Hawthorne, LA County, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills Estates and South Pasadena selected 100% Green Power as their preferred energy option – collectively, reducing approximately 2.3 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions annually.
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- Signed long-term power purchase agreements for a total of 6.59 MW of new local rooftop solar development, advancing energy equity with resources that will provide 3,350 income-qualified customers in disadvantaged communities with 100% renewable energy and a 20% discount on their total electric bill.
- Added 33 MW of new geothermal resources to help ensure grid reliability and provide enough non-weather dependent renewable energy to power more than 13,500 Southern California homes while avoiding over 21,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year.
- Enrolled over 4,000 customers into the Power Share program, providing 100% renewable energy at an additional 20% discount – supporting efforts to advance energy equity. The program became fully enrolled with 6,200 customers in September.
- Launched an EV charger rebate program with CALeVIP in Los Angeles County to go alongside the Ventura County program launched in 2021. The $13.3 million Los Angeles County project was co-funded by the California Energy Commission.
- Provided $50,000 in funding to the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) to launch a microgrid maintenance skills and workforce development program to prepare an initial cohort of 40 students for green jobs in the solar industry.
- Facilitated community benefits grant process with Calpine Energy Solutions to provide 10 non-profits with over $200,000 in grants to advance local clean energy initiatives.
We look forward to 2023 and partnering with our communities and stakeholders to advance sustainable energy solutions in Southern California.
Thank you to each of our customers who participate in making Southern California cleaner, greener and more sustainable. We are proud to lead the nation in serving the most customers with 100% renewable energy.