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ORDINANCE NO. 1654 (2018 SERIES) <br />AN UNCODIFIED ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING THE <br />IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMMUNITY CHOICE AGGREGATION <br />PROGRAM <br />WHEREAS, on December 12, 2017, the City Council directed staff to investigate the <br />feasibility and formation of a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program under the <br />provisions of the Public Utilities Code Section 366.2 (referred to locally as Central Coast <br />Community Energy, or CCCE) in order to provide electric service to customers within the City of <br />San Luis Obispo and the San Luis Obispo region with the intent of achieving reduced greenhouse <br />gas emissions, local renewable power development, competitive electric rates, and the <br />implementation of energy conservation and other energy programs; and <br />WHEREAS, the City of San Luis Obispo commissioned a technical study showing that a <br />CCA program serving the City and surrounding communities would provide several benefits, <br />including: <br />■ Providing customers, a choice of power providers and power supply options; <br />■ Increasing local control and involvement in energy rates and other energy-related <br />matters; <br />■ Providing stable electric rates that are competitive with those provided by the <br />incumbent utility; <br />■ Reducing greenhouse gas emissions arising from electricity use within the City and <br />surrounding region; <br />• Increasing local renewable generation capacity; <br />■ Increasing energy conservation and efficiency projects and programs; <br />■ Increasing regional energy self-sufficiency; <br />■ Improving the local economy resulting from the implementation of a CCA program <br />and local renewable and energy efficiency projects over time; and <br />WHEREAS, the Cities of San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay, formed a Joint Powers Agency <br />creating Central Coast Community Energy ("CCCE.") Under the Joint Powers Agreement, cities <br />and towns within San Luis Obispo County and adjoining Counties as well as County governments <br />may participate in the Central Coast Community Energy CCA program by adopting the JPA <br />resolution and ordinance required by Public Utilities Code section 366.2. Public entities choosing <br />to participate in the CCA program will have membership on the Board of Directors of CCCE as <br />provided in the Joint Powers Agreement; and <br />WHEREAS, CCCE will enter into Agreements with electric power suppliers and other <br />service providers, and based upon those Agreements CCCE will be able to provide power to <br />residents and businesses at rates that are competitive with those of the incumbent utility ("PG&E"). <br />Once the California Public Utilities Commission certifies the Implementation Plan adopted by <br />CCCE, CCCE will provide service to customers within the City of San Luis Obispo and the <br />jurisdictions of those cities and counties that have chosen to participate in CCCE; and <br />01654 <br />