Community Choice Energy

What is Community Choice Energy?

Community Choice Energy (CCE), enables local governments to procure and develop power on behalf of their public facilities, residents, and businesses with the aim of increasing local choice in energy supply while providing electricity with high renewable energy content at competitive rates. Several CCE programs are operating in California.

The City of Davis and Yolo County formed a joint powers authority, known as Valley Clean Energy (VCE), to develop a local CCE program. Following the evaluation efforts by Woodland's CCE Technical Advisory Committee, on May 16, 2017 the Woodland City Council voted to join VCE to work with Davis and Yolo County to implement a CCE program. On June 13, 2017, the City of Woodland was approved as a member of VCE, and Council Members Angel Barajas and Tom Stallard joined VCE's Board of Directors.

Valley Clean Energy (VCE)

VCE started serving electricity customers within the cities of Woodland and Davis and unincorporated areas of Yolo County in June 2018. VCE's mission is to deliver cost-competitive clean electricity, product choice, price stability, energy efficiency, and greenhouse gas emission reductions. Visit the Valley Clean Energy website to learn more.

Woodland CCE Technical Advisory Committee

In December 2016, the City Council established an ad hoc citizen advisory committee to assist with the evaluation of program benefits and risks, provide recommendations regarding program participation, and serve as a forum for public input. Regular meetings were held every other week from January 2017 through April 2017 and were open to the public. On April 18, 2017, the advisory committee recommended to City Council that Woodland take immediate steps to request VCE membership in time to be included in its launch, as discussed in the committee's Report and Recommendation to City Council (PDF).

For agendas and minutes, meeting notes, and more information, please visit the Community Choice Energy Technical Advisory Committee page.