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City set to sell cheaper power

By: Alisha Semchuck | February 24, 2015 LANCASTER – City Council members likely will approve suggested rates Tuesday night for power being sold by the municipality, and that cost would undercut Southern California Edison’s standard fees by 3%. Rates were developed to generate enough revenue to cover annual expenses, fund a 10% operating reserve and […]

City of Lancaster and Green Charge Networks Unveil New Energy Storage System at Museum of Art and History

Partners also Launch Lancaster’s First Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Station Today, the City of Lancaster and Green Charge Networks unveiled an energy storage system at the Lancaster Museum of Art & History (MOAH). The partners also unveiled Lancaster’s first Electric Vehicle (EV) fast charging station, located in MOAH’s parking lot. In its ongoing pursuit of […]

City, energy firms talking

By: Charles F. Bostwick | September 30, 2014 LANCASTER – City officials are negotiating with energy firms Constellation/Exelon Generation Company and Direct Energy as they move forward with plans to supply electricity to Lancaster homes and businesses. Either or both firms could be chosen, or city officials could pick another company, to provide power – […]

PACE Program Participant Figtree Financing Now Offering Clean Energy Funding

Firm also Seeking Local Clean Energy Contractors Lancaster, CA. September 30, 2014 – Figtree Financing, a participant of the City of Lancaster’s Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program, is now providing financing services to commercial and residential property owners interested in investing in clean energy upgrades. In addition, local clean energy contractors are being called […]

City Seeks to Broker Own Power

By: Charles F. Bostwick | September 2, 2014 LANCASTER – Moving ahead with plans to sell electricity to residents and businesses, the City Council agreed to take the next steps in the 2- to 2-year-long process that requires obtaining approval from Southern California Edison and state power regulators. The council approved a service agreement with […]

City of Lancaster Takes Next Step Toward Becoming a Community Choice Aggregator

Last night, the Lancaster City Council approved three items which will propel its efforts forward to offer Community Choice Aggregation to its businesses and residents. The Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) Service Agreement with Southern California Edison (SCE) was approved, along with the Electric Service Provider (ESP) Registration Application Form. The latter begins the process of […]

Lancaster City Council Approves SASH Program, One Step Closer to Net-Zero

SASH Brings Affordable Solar Energy Systems to Low-Income Households while Prepping Local Volunteers for Careers in Solar Industry Lancaster, CA. August 27, 2014 –During last night’s meeting, the Lancaster City Council approved the Low Income Housing Solar Program, known as SASH: Single-Family Affordable Housing. The program, which is managed by the non-profit organization Grid Alternatives […]

Lancaster City Council Approves PACE Program Participation

Lancaster, CA. June 25, 2014— During last night’s meeting, the Lancaster City Council adopted three resolutions which will enable property owners to voluntarily participate in three statewide programs that provide financing for the addition of energy-efficient improvements to properties. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing enables any qualifying property owner, whether commercial or residential, to […]

City of Lancaster Adopts Ordinance to Pursue Community Choice Aggregation, Giving Residents “The Power to Choose”

Lancaster, CA. May 14, 2014— During last night’s Lancaster City Council meeting, the City Council approved an ordinance declaring the City’s intent to explore establishment of a Community Choice Aggregator (CCA). The program named Lancaster Choice Energy will procure and sell power to Lancaster businesses and residents at competitive rates, while also delivering a consumer-driven […]