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In 2019, the Redwood Coast Energy Authority adopted a goal to deliver 100% clean, renewable electricity to all customers by 2025 and for 100% of that power be generated within Humboldt County by 2030. Richard Engel, Director of Power Resources at RCEA, joins Gang Green to talk about their plans to rapidly increase renewables in our power portfolio. RCEA recently contracted with a new solar farm in Kern County to deliver 100MW of power by 2022 and is working on a residential battery storage program through Swell Energy for local customers to provide consistent, dispatchable power to the grid. RCEA is also joining with other community choice energy aggregators in a new organization, California Community Choice Association, to leverage their combined purchasing and lobbying ability to more rapidly more the entire state towards a renewable energy future.

If you want to get to 100% renewable energy even sooner, sign up for RCEA’s REpower+ Program today.


“The EcoNews Report,” Feb. 27, 2021