Supervisor Sheila Kuehl and the other members of the LA Community Choice Energy (LACCE) Board welcomed five new cities that have officially joined the initiative, including Agoura Hills, Claremont, Downey, Sierra Madre, and Kuehl’s hometown of Santa Monica.

The new nonprofit utility will compete with Southern California Edison, improving customer choice and bringing energy prices down. Customers will be able to choose the types of energy purchased by the utility by choosing a percentage of solar, wind, and other green sources for their own homes and businesses.

“LACCE will allow residents to participate in innovative new programs like EV charging stations and energy efficiency rebates,” said Supervisor Kuehl. “I am thrilled that LA County will be bringing new sustainable energy options to our residents while offering them lower prices.”

And the momentum keeps growing for the new energy alternative as Beverly Hills, Carson, Culver City and Manhattan Beach have all recently adopted ordinances to become part of LACCE, and more are expected to join in the coming months.

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