September 2015: First San Diego CCA Assessment finally released
Great News: Five Percent Savings and All Costs Repaid Year One
San Diego ratepayers could see "at least a five percent savings" on their bills under a Community Choice program. Such a program would also be able to "repay all startup costs within the first year of operation".
These are among the conclusions of a Study completed September 25 and announced by the Protect Our Communities Foundation. Download the POC Study here.
The study was conducted by Community Choice Partners Inc. The following key points were presented by Bill Powers to the City's Sustainable Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) October 8. Key assumptions used by the consultants:
However, we're not done yet. POC funded the study, designed the scope and managed the consultant. In 2015, the City committed to a follow-on study, underway now. Among other things, the City's study will use updated demand data. It will also drill down into several key issues identified in the POC Study: