Clean Power Alliance believes in a clean energy future that is local, where communities are empowered and customers are given a choice about the source of their energy. We are Southern California’s locally operated electricity provider across Los Angeles and Ventura counties, offering clean renewable energy at competitive rates.
Clean Power Alliance serves approximately three million customers and one million customer accounts across 32 communities throughout Southern California including unincorporated Los Angeles County, unincorporated Ventura County and the cities of: Agoura Hills, Alhambra, Arcadia, Beverly Hills, Calabasas, Camarillo, Claremont, Carson, Culver City, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard, Paramount, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills Estates, Santa Monica, Sierra Madre, Simi Valley, South Pasadena, Temple City, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, West Hollywood, Westlake Village and Whittier.
Clean Power Alliance purchases clean power and Southern California Edison (SCE) delivers it. SCE will continue to deliver power to your home or business, send one bill, and be responsible for resolving any issues with your electricity service.
Each member agency selected a default rate option to begin service. Click here to see your city's default. Although you will be automatically enrolled based on your community's choice, you will have the ability to change your rate at any time. No matter what offering you choose, you will soon enjoy the shared benefits of Clean Power Alliance including local control, stable rates, and higher renewable content.
The best part is: the choice is yours! For the first time, you now have a choice when it comes to your energy. Clean Power Alliance currently offers three rate options designed to suit the diverse needs of our communities. You will have the opportunity to choose the percentage of renewable content that suits your business or family best. No matter what offering you choose, our communities will enjoy the shared benefits of Clean Power Alliance.
Clean Power Alliance was established in 2017 to provide cost competitive electric services, reduce electric sector greenhouse gas emissions, stimulate renewable energy development, implement distributed energy resources, promote energy efficiency and demand reduction programs, and sustain long-term rate stability for residents and businesses through local control. Originally established as a joint powers authority with unincorporated Los Angeles County, Rolling Hills Estates, and South Pasadena as founding members, we quickly grew to a coalition of 32 agencies across Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
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Clean Power Alliance is governed by a Board of Directors that includes an elected official from each of the communities we serve. Learn more about our team of staff below!
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Ted Bardacke is Executive Director of Clean Power Alliance, the locally-operated electricity provider for 32 communities and approximately one million customers across Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Ted works with the Board of Directors and CPA’s experienced staff to develop and implement CPA’s strategy to rapidly decarbonize Southern California’s electricity system, provide customer choice and competitive rates, and deliver customer programs that benefit the CPA community. Prior to CPA, Ted worked for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, where he was Director of Infrastructure for the City of Los Angeles and Deputy Director of the Mayor’s Sustainability Office. Prior to that, Ted worked in the Green Urbanism Program at Global Green USA, and in the 1990s served as a foreign correspondent for the Financial Times of London, based in Mexico City and Bangkok. Ted holds degrees from Wesleyan University and the Graduate School of Architecture at Columbia University and taught at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs for 10 years. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the California Community Choice Association (CalCCA), where he actively works on CCA and energy market issues across California.
Chief Financial Officer
David McNeil is the Chief Financial Officer for Clean Power Alliance, overseeing financial operations and analysis for the organization. Prior to joining Clean Power Alliance, David served as Manager of Finance for Marin Clean Energy (MCE), where he steered the growth of MCE’s revenues and net position, and was instrumental in arranging for MCE to receive an investment grade credit rating (Baa2) from Moody’s, the only community choice aggregator to have done so. David has 20 years of experience in financial oversight, credit management, strategic planning and risk management and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder.
Chief Operating Officer
Matthew is Chief Operating Officer for Clean Power Alliance, leading internal operations, strategy, regulatory affairs, and development for California’s largest community choice energy provider. Matthew has broad renewable energy and utility experience, including deep expertise in renewable energy project development, contracting, and operations. His experience includes nine years at Southern California Edison where he held roles in energy procurement, corporate strategy, transmission and distribution, and customer service. Matthew earned an MBA from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business and his bachelor’s in Management from Tulane University.
Nancy serves as the General Counsel for Clean Power Alliance. Prior to joining Clean Power Alliance, Nancy was a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, where she was a member of the Government & Regulatory Practice Group. While at Manatt, Nancy worked on a range of matters from energy and government contracts to health & safety and environmental issues. Nancy’s prior experience also includes two years at the Southern California Gas Company where she worked on the general rate case, risk and safety issues, and operations-related matters. Nancy is dedicated to public service having served on the Central Area Commission for the City of Los Angeles, and as a Board Member of the Korean American Coalition, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice. Nancy holds a law degree from UCLA School of Law, and received her bachelor’s from Smith College.
Customer Programs, Services, and Operations
Customer Programs Manager
As Customer Programs Manager, Tyler will be responsible for design, implementation, and evaluation of Clean Power Alliance’s growing suite of customer programs. Tyler is also part of the Clean Power Alliance ratemaking team and works closely with Regulatory Affairs and Technology Integration & Data Analytics to understand impacts to customers from various internal and external sources. Tyler held previous positions at Cigna Global Health Benefits, Food & Water Watch, and was part of the County of Los Angeles’ team that launched Clean Power Alliance. She received her bachelor’s at Trinity University and holds a Master’s from UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
Commercial Accounts Executive
Jennifer is the Commercial Accounts Executive working with key customers at Clean Power Alliance. She has a background in renewable energy project and program development and carbon management strategies for the private and non-profit sectors. Jennifer has worked with project developers, building owners, finance partners and energy off-takers to evaluate and develop renewable energy projects. She worked with organizations including Intel, PepsiCo, The Rockefeller Foundation and Trust for Public Land to develop their renewable energy/carbon management strategies and provide solutions to achieve their sustainability and carbon reduction goals. Jennifer holds a M.S. in Environmental Economics and Policy from The London School of Economics and a B.A. from The American University in Washington D.C.
Manager of Non-Energy Contracts
As Manager of Non-Energy Contracts, Chris will be responsible for administering the entire life-cycle of Clean Power Alliance’s growing number of consulting, technical services, legal services, and other purchasing contracts. He has nearly a decade of experience working for regulated utilities. Chris comes to Clean Power Alliance from the Southern California Gas Company, where he spent four years working on Energy Efficiency policy matters and developing supply management contracts. Prior to that, he worked at Southern California Edison as a project analyst providing case management support for Resource Adequacy (RA), renewables portfolio standard (RPS), and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) issues. Chris received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, East Bay and his Paralegal certificate from California State University, Los Angeles.
Director of External Affairs
Jennifer is Director of External Affairs for Clean Power Alliance, responsible for liaising with the organization’s 31 unique member jurisdictions across Southern California. Jennifer brings nine years of experience leading public affairs and sustainability policy for local governments. Skilled in community relations and communications, clean energy, legislation, sustainable urban and public health policy, Jennifer previously worked on regional planning issues for 18 jurisdictions in Riverside County, serving as Director of Government Relations for the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG). Her prior non-profit experience includes serving on the Board and Chairing the Inland Empire Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. Jennifer received her bachelor’s in Environmental Analysis from Claremont McKenna College.
Regional Affairs Manager
Karen serves as Clean Power Alliance’s representative for Ventura County and the Conejo Valley, leading regional efforts for government affairs, customer outreach, and key account services. Karen’s career has spanned energy, climate change, land use, biological conservation, and sustainability issues in the public, nonprofit and private sectors. Her past clients have included The Nature Conservancy, Rocky Mountain Institute, American Farmland Trust, San Diego County Department of Health and Los Angeles Food Policy Council Task Force, as well as numerous agricultural and renewable energy companies. A long-time Ventura County resident, she has worked with many community organizations in the region, most recently including SOAR. Karen holds an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and an MS in biology and a BS in biology and environmental earth sciences from Stanford University.
Executive Assistant to the Executive Director
Raynette serves as Executive Assistant to the Executive Director for Clean Power Alliance, bringing years of experience supporting senior management. Prior to joining Clean Power Alliance, Raynette served as a Legal Assistant to partners at O’Melveny & Myers and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips law firms, including a former State Senator. Most recently, she held the position of Office Administrator at a project management firm in Culver City.
Clerk of the Board
Gabriela serves as Clerk of the Board for Clean Power Alliance, having spent more than five years working with local municipalities. Most recently, Gabriela served as City Clerk Specialist for the City of Culver City, where she focused on election management, community outreach, and development of organizational policies and procedures. Gabriela graduated from California State University, Los Angeles receiving a bachelor’s degree in political science, with an emphasis in legal research and writing.
Community Outreach Manager
Christian serves as the Community Outreach Manager for Clean Power Alliance, providing support to the organization’s Community Advisory Committee, a 15-member body of customer volunteers who advise the Board of Directors on planning and policy matters. Christian brings a history of working with local governments and community organizations across Southern California. Christian was most recently at the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments, which is comprised of 31 cities, three water districts, and three LA County supervisorial districts, where he served as the staff liaison to the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He has a strong background in constituent relations, having served as Field Deputy for Pasadena Councilmember John Kennedy. Christian received his bachelor’s from San Francisco State University and his MPA from University of La Verne.
Senior Manager of Marketing & Customer Engagement
As Senior Manager of Marketing & Customer Engagement, Allison manages Clean Power Alliance’s external communications and customer engagement. Allison brings a decade of experience in marketing and non-profit engagement throughout Los Angeles County, and most recently worked for the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE). At LAANE, Allison was Campaign Director for Repower LA, which established equitable community solar, electric vehicle, and energy efficiency policies for LADWP. She has a long history of community outreach and volunteerism, including being one of the founding board members for CicLAvia, a non-profit dedicated to public spaces, active transportation, and health through car-free streets. Allison received her bachelor’s in Asian-American Studies / Urban Planning from UCLA.
Alicia A. Gutierrez
As Marketing Coordinator, Alicia will support Clean Power Alliance’s external communications and customer engagement. Alicia comes to CPA with more than five years of experience in corporate communications, public relations and community outreach. Alicia most recently served as Transit Marketing Coordinator for the City of Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus (BBB), where she assisted with the rollout of its first-ever battery electric bus and coordination of the press event. Prior to joining BBB, Alicia spent six years at Kinecta Federal Credit Union, based in Manhattan Beach, as Public Relations Specialist. Before that, she worked with the City of Long Beach, Harbor Division (Port of Long Beach), where she actively supported its communications and community relations division. Alicia graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a bachelor’s degree in both communication studies and journalism, with an emphasis in public relations.
Hui Lisano is Controller for Clean Power Alliance. Hui has been an active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in California since 2002 and has more than 15 years of experience in building, leading and managing Finance and Accounting departments, including over 10 years in leadership roles for non-profit and public agencies. Her previous positions include Corporate Controller for OneLegacy, Director of Accounting for Warner Music Group, Corporate Accounting Manager for LA Care, and Financial Auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Hui has earned two master’s degrees, one in Accounting from University of Houston, Clear Lake, and the other in Education from the University of Texas at Austin.
Selina serves as Accounting Manager for Clean Power Alliance. She has worked as an Accounting Consultant for private and public corporations in the technology, entertainment, and nonprofit industries. Prior to joining Clean Power Alliance, Selina was a Senior Auditor with the firm Grant Thornton, LLP. and has held managerial accounting roles at Boingo Wireless, Qantas Airways, Ltd., and Universal Studios. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills and has been a Certified Public Accountant for more than 24 years.
Manager of Load Forecasting and Analysis
Sean serves as Clean Power Alliance’s Manager of Load Forecasting and Analysis. Sean is an economist with expertise in short-term and long-term load forecasting, utility rate setting, integrated resource planning, and big data analytics. Before joining Clean Power Alliance, Sean was the manager of pricing, load forecasting, and load research at Burbank Water and Power. Prior to that, he was a senior management consultant at Arcadis Design and Consultancy where he advised utilities and local governments across North America. Sean has a graduate degree in international economics from the University of California, San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy and a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Alex serves as Financial Analyst for Clean Power Alliance, providing support to the finance team’s implementation of financial processes and controls. Prior to joining Clean Power Alliance, Alex served for three years with the Department of State Mission in Iraq and Afghanistan under task order Operational Maintenance Support Services (OMSS), Baghdad Life Support Services (BLiSS), and Chief of Mission Authority – IDIQ. During this time, he computed transitional and sustainment financial analysis for State Department sites in Baghdad Embassy Compound, Basra Consulate General and Baghdad Diplomatic Support Centre, alongside several Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Before that, he worked as a Customer Experience Officer for KCB Bank Group, where he assisted local government entities implementation of check truncation payment system. He is a fellow from Centre for Sustainability Leadership – Australia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya.
Power Planning and Procurement
Director of Power Planning & Procurement
Natasha serves as Director of Power Planning & Procurement for Clean Power Alliance. Her experience spans sustainable infrastructure development, energy finance, utility planning and procurement, and launching new enterprises. Natasha comes to Clean Power Alliance from Renewable Resources Group (RRG), an impact investment firm, where she was Vice President of Energy and Water Development, leading infrastructure project development and investment activities in the Western United States, South America, and Australia. Before joining RRG, Natasha was Director of Project Development for Edison Water Resources, where she was responsible for developing local, sustainable water supply projects in the City of Los Angeles and other Southern California communities. She earned her MBA from Columbia Business School and her bachelor’s from the University of Southern California.
Energy Resources Manager
Ted serves as Energy Resources Manager, providing analytical and project management support for Clean Power Alliance’s energy supply portfolio and procurement. His background is in finance, risk management, energy analysis, renewables and regulatory affairs. Prior to joining Clean Power Alliance, Ted managed Shell Energy North America’s regulatory requirements necessary to do business in the California retail energy market. He also was instrumental in developing Shell’s renewable natural gas business, which brings low-carbon biogas to California’s vehicle fuel market. Ted received his bachelor’s degree in Managerial Economics from UC Davis and an MBA from California State University, Sacramento.
Dr. Octavien Ngarambe
Octavien serves as Resource Planner for Clean Power Alliance, supporting various functions within the Procurement team. He has a broad range of experience covering electricity market evaluation, economic and financial analysis, commodity market simulation modeling, contract evaluation, forecasting and pricing models, and utility resource planning. Octavien worked for the City of Vernon where he was in charge of the City’s Integrated Resource Planning, power procurement, and regulatory proceedings involved in these matters. Prior to that, Octavien spent five years at Southern California Edison (SCE) where he was responsible for managing SCE’s power supply planning, contract evaluation, and portfolio optimization activities. Before SCE, he served as a Senior Consultant at Ventyx (aka ABB) where he consulted for several major electric utilities, including power plant owners and other energy market participants. Octavien holds a Ph.D. in Applied Economics and Statistics from University of Kentucky.
Structured Contracts Manager
Erik serves as Structured Contracts Manager for Clean Power Alliance. His experience includes utility procurement and contract management, energy finance, contract negotiation, business operations and growth management, people management, and developing and strengthening company cultures. Erik comes to Clean Power Alliance from Southern California Edison (SCE) where he managed a high value portfolio of contracts for a diverse mix of products, led the negotiation of portfolio optimization activities, and supported procurement activities. Before SCE, Erik managed the business operations and growth of two startup companies: Clear Path Energy, a wind turbine design firm, and Advanced Prototype Engineering, a prototyping and machine shop consulting firm. Erik earned his MBA from University of Southern California (USC) and his BA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Energy Resources Manager
Charles serves as Energy Resources Manager for Clean Power Alliance. He brings a wealth of resource adequacy (RA) knowledge and energy trading experience to Clean Power Alliance’s Power Planning and Procurement team. His experience varies from real-time trading at Aces Power Marketing to resource planning for the City of Anaheim. Most recently, he was involved in procuring RA capacity and power for Southern California Edison. Charles comes from Arizona where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Arizona State University.
Power Origination Manager
Tessa serves as Power Origination Manager for Clean Power Alliance. Tessa comes to Clean Power Alliance from Burbank Water and Power where she managed the Power Resources team, tasked with Day Ahead and term energy and natural gas scheduling and trading, long-term power procurement and various compliance activities. Tessa brings modelling and analytics experience to Clean Power Alliance from her time as principal planning analyst on the power supply team at Great River Energy, a Minnesota-based electric cooperative, and as an engineer in transmission planning at the Midcontinent Independent System Operator. Her academic background includes undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering and environmental studies, and a graduate certificate in solar energy.
Power Procurement Analyst
Alex serves as Power Procurement Analyst for Clean Power Alliance, supporting various functions within the Procurement team. Her experience includes compliance reporting and energy and financial modeling. Prior to joining Clean Power Alliance, Alex was an analyst at GI Energy, where she prepared feasibility analyses and investment proposals for projects utilizing combined heat and power, energy storage, and district thermal technologies. Before that, she spent three years at Southern California Edison as a Business Analyst, where she supported low-income program operations and database administration. Alex earned her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from UCLA.
Regulatory and Policy
Gina serves as Policy Director for Clean Power Alliance. She has over a decade of experience working on environmental and clean energy policy and government affairs. Gina comes to Clean Power Alliance from Tesla, where she spent four years (including two at SolarCity) working on advancing local policies related to solar, storage, electric vehicles and electric vehicle infrastructure. Prior to that, she worked at Global Green USA, a non-profit organization dedicated to clean energy and energy efficiency, with particular focus on low-income affordable housing. Before that, she worked on ocean and open space advocacy for Environment California. Gina received her bachelors in Political Science and Environmental Studies from the University of Southern California.
Director of Regulatory Affairs
CC serves as Director of Regulatory Affairs at Clean Power Alliance. CC joins CPA with over a decade of experience in environmental and energy policy in New York and California, with four years at MCE, California’s first community choice aggregator, where she managed regulatory and legislative matters related to resource planning and procurement, and emission calculation and disclosure. Prior to MCE, CC was a program manager for electric vehicle research projects at the Luskin Center for Innovation at UCLA. She was also a fellow at the Greenlining Institute from 2010 to 2011. CC has a BA from University of Michigan, and an MPP from UCLA.
Technology, Data, and People
Dr. Monique Edwards, DBA
Director of Technology, Data and People
Monique is Director of Technology, Data and People at Clean Power Alliance, and is responsible for Human Resources, management of the billing and data relationship with Southern California Edison (SCE) and Calpine, and technology. Monique brings a unique background that includes prior CCA experience, expertise in the public sector, education, financial and technical leadership, most recently having served the City of Lancaster/Lancaster Choice Energy as IT/Customer Care Manager. In Lancaster, Monique was responsible for oversight of the Customer Care/Data Management contract, including customer enrollment, customer service, and the call center interface, while also managing the City’s IT Department. Prior to that, Monique worked for AT&T focusing on emerging business technology products. Monique holds degrees from the University of Phoenix, California State University, Dominguez Hills, and a Doctoral Degree in Business Administration from Walden University.
Human Resources Administrative Officer
Tsehai serves as Human Resources Administrative Officer for Clean Power Alliance. She has several years of human resources experience which includes consulting for the Chicago Board of Education, technology-based startups, and government contracts. After moving to California, Tsehai continued to work in human resources, training and development, and project management in industries such as finance, labor unions, and legal. She spent the last year of undergrad in Japan and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University and a Master of Arts from Purdue University in American History.