Enrollment & Opt-Out
When state legislators passed California’s Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) law in 2002, the default status of investor-owned utilities was transferred to the local community choice aggregator (CCA) when available. The original CCA legislation mandates that customers residing in the service area are automatically enrolled, unless they chose not to participate by opting out.
The benefits offered by Community Choice programs like VCE include local control and cleaner electricity, which results in more competition, competitive rates, and better options for customers. As we roll out our service to residents and businesses in Woodland, Davis and Yolo County, you are automatically enrolled in Valley Clean Energy.
Rates & Billing
Commercial, Agricultural & Industrial Customers
Solar & NEM Customers
Learn More on our Solar Customer page.
VCEA, a joint powers authority formed in 2016, is a locally controlled, not for profit public agency covering the unincorporated areas of Yolo County and the Cities of Woodland and Davis. It provides residents and businesses in those communities with an option to have more of their electricity supplied from clean, renewable sources—such as solar and wind—at competitive rates.
When customers choose VCE, they help empower local control of electricity procurement decisions, reduce the carbon footprint associated with their electricity service, and help support growth of local renewables. Rather than paying profits to shareholders, VCE’s net revenue (after buying power and administrative expenses), can be used to help stabilize electricity prices, provide larger incentives for more solar installations, support energy efficiency programs, develop more local renewable energy sources in and near Yolo County, and invest in innovative clean technologies and energy-related job training—all while keeping electricity rates competitive with investor-owned utilities.
California’s energy markets have been stable for several years and prices for electricity from both renewable and conventional energy sources are relatively low. A diverse portfolio that includes a mix of long-term and short-term contracts and direct investments in power projects hedges risks.
A statewide association of CCA programs has been formed to represent the interests of CCA program providers and their customers on the regulatory side. It has been estimated that 50% of the electricity in California will be provided through Community Choice programs within the next decade. As more local programs are developed, they will have an even stronger presence in ongoing regulatory proceedings.