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San Diego residents may soon see lower energy bills

Posted at 6:23 PM, Jul 13, 2017
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A new study was released today that looks at the possibility of the City of San Diego providing electricity to residents. 
 
The city is looking into what's called Community Choice Aggregation. 
 
Basically, it allows the city to purchase power, preferably from renewable sources on behalf of residents, then sell it back at a lower rate. 
 
Those in favor say it has plenty of upsides, including lower energy bills. 
 
"This is going to lower our bills, it's going to give us choice to take back control of our energy freedom here in San Diego while making sure we can build out local clean projects here so we can give jobs to San Diegans," said Alicia Race with the Climate Action Campaign. 
 
The city's chief sustainability officer Cody Hooven said the plan will be presented to the council in December or January of next year.