It’s been a year since the Sonoma City Council voted to sign on with Sonoma Clean Power, an alternative public power supplier known by the acronym CCA (Community Choice Aggregation). On Monday, they had the opportunity to reverse that decision.
They didn’t, deciding instead to heap praises on the local power provider before voting unanimously to keep their business.
“I want to recommend, actually, that the City Council choose to stay with Sonoma Clean Power,” said Jonna Ramey, the company’s customer service director, before the vote.
If they do, she said, “The city can expect to realize dollar savings of roughly 5 percent of total current charges.” That means roughly $8,400 saved per year, out of a total electricity cost of $169,000, representing power bills from 46 separate city accounts.
City administrators also believe that Sonoma Clean Power’s energy is better for the environment, stating in a staff report, “continued participation in SCP would support cleaner, local, renewable energy.” Ramey underscored that, speaking of “the greenhouse gas benefit that Sonoma Clean Power brings to the city.”