Decarbonize and take control

of your community’s energy needs

The climate crisis is a real and immediate threat.

It is also an opportunity to make a better world, community by community. Join us.

The Center for Community Energy is dedicated to helping communities and rate payers by facilitating the transformation of local energy production, procurement, and transmission through research, education, technical advice, and consulting.

Climate change presents us with a unique set of challenges

The first challenge is the speed of change required to transform our economy from one based on fossil fuels to one powered by renewables. This change demands that we are not only dedicated to this transformation but also that we are informed about the best and most efficient ways to achieve these goals.

 

This is our challenge and mission

For more than 100 years, electricity was delivered in a one-way flow from large generators via the grid to consumers. Monopolies were once the natural means of operating such a system. Now, however, breakthroughs in renewable generation, batteries, and control systems have made it possible for communities to take control of their energy needs and achieve the environmental, employment, financial, and resiliency benefits that flow from local management and control.

 

A History of Contribution

Lane Sharman, Board Member, co-founded the San Diego Energy District in 2011 with a focus on Solana Beach, an environmental leader in San Diego County. That volunteering investment paid off with the launch in 2018 of the first CCA in the San Diego Area: The Solana Energy Alliance.