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Energy users now have a choice

Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
Keep an eye on your mailbox. Beginning in April, Ojai Valley businesses and municipalities will receive mailed notices from the Clean Power Alliance (CPA), a new non-profit energy alternative to Southern California Edison (SCE). 
CPA is an opt-out program, meaning Ojai Valley energy users will be enrolled in the program unless they decide to stick with SCE.
The city of Ojai and the Ventura County Board of Supervisors (BOS) each elected to join the CPA program, which sources electricity from renewable sources.
Haven’t heard of CPA? Until recently it was known as the Los Angeles Community Choice Energy (LACCE) program.
“Edison still maintains all the transmission and distribution lines and handles billings,” explained Ojai Valley Green Coalition Board Member Michelle Ellison. “All that’s different is a line item on our bills which says whether or not our energy comes from the CPA or SCE.” 

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