Huntington Beach

Change in electricity provider mulled

A POSSIBLE change in the electricity provider for Huntington Beach is a topic for Monday’s meeting of the city council (Flickr/Thomas Hawk).

Got a gripe about the quality of service or the costs of electrical service provided by Southern California Edison? The Huntington Beach City Council on Monday will take a look at the possibility of forming or joining a “community choice energy” program that could provide an alternative.

The City of Irvine is inviting other Orange County cities to create a joint power authority to create a CCE to supply electricity instead of SCE.

Irvine has commissioned a study stating that such a program could increase clean energy, “take control of electricity rates” and provide other benefits.

A community choice energy entity would not generate electricity, but instead purchase the power from SCE or others. SCE would continue to provide transmission and distribution, power line maintenance and customer billing services.

The city council will meet in its chamber in the Civic Center, 2000 Main St. (at Yorktown Avenue) at 6 p.m.

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