Pomona Choice Energy, the City of Pomona’s locally-managed, not-for-profit community choice aggregation (CCA) program, celebrated its three-year anniversary on October 1, 2023. Pomona Choice Energy currently serves 36,270 residential customers and 4,970 commercial and industrial customers throughout the City.
“We’re proud to celebrate three years of offering the Pomona community clean power at competitive rates,” said Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval. “Since its inception, Pomona Choice Energy has been committed to helping customers save on their energy bills while serving the community through innovative partnerships and initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build a sustainable future for Pomona.”
Since the program launched, Pomona Choice Energy has saved customers $820,000. The combination of cost and power savings contributed to the City receiving the Decade of Sustainable Excellence Award from the Southern California Regional Energy Network.
The CCA offers customers three unique energy plans: Pomona Choice (38% renewable energy), Pomona Choice 100 (100% renewable energy) and Pomona Solar Choice (self-generated energy). Residents and local businesses have a choice where there wasn’t one before in a community-oriented, clean-energy alternative to the investor-owned utility.
Looking forward, Pomona Choice Energy will continue to reinvest program revenues back into the community to fund renewable infrastructure projects and develop new sustainability programs. For example, Pomona Choice Energy plans to install EV charging stations at Palomares Park in 2024.
“Pomona Choice Energy’s three-year anniversary is a great milestone that deserves celebration,” continued Sandoval. “It’s been inspiring to watch the program’s impact grow over the past several years, and we look forward to its continued success in the future.”