Should Communities Get into the Power Marketing Business?

Kevin Novan

from ARE Update Vol. 19, No. 6, Jul/Aug, 2016

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Abstract

Traditionally, Californians have been unable to choose an electricity provider. Instead, each region has
been served by a single, regulated utility. This model is changing. Local governments are now beginning to compete with regulated utilities to supply electricity. This article reviews the potential benefits and risks posed by this new form of retail choice.

Keywords

community choice aggregation, clean energy, electricity price

Citation

Kevin Novan. "Should Communities Get into the Power Marketing Business?" ARE Update 19(6)(2016):1-4. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
http://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2016/19/6/should-communities-get-into-the-power-marketing-bu/