Silicon Valley Municipal Aggregation Targets April 2017 Start
The Silicon Valley Clean Energy Authority, a California community choice aggregation including 11 municipalities located within the County of Santa Clara as well as the unincorporated areas of the County itself, has released a draft implementation plan for its opt-out aggregation which targets an April 2017 start for service
Under the draft, SVCEA will solicit energy suppliers and marketers through a competitive process and will negotiate with one or more qualified suppliers throughout the summer and fall of 2016.
SVCEA expects to serve approximately 210,000 accounts, post customer opt-out
Specifically, April 2017 would mark Phase I, with service to an expected 57,000 accounts reflecting all municipal accounts, all small and medium commercial accounts, 20 percent of residential accounts, and all customer accounts that have voluntarily expressed interest in Phase 1 enrollment (1,100 GWh annually).
Phase 2 would include all large commercial and industrial accounts as well as 35 percent of residential accounts, equaling an incremental 67,000 customers and 1,750 GWh annually.
Phase 3, implemented by October 2017, would include all agricultural and street lighting accounts as well as the remaining 45 percent of residential accounts, for an incremental 87,000 accounts with annual energy consumption of approximately 595 GWh annually