Center for Community Energy
Accelerating sustainable local energy production and storage through education, research, advocacy, technical advice and consulting.
CCE was founded as an off-shoot of the San Diego Energy District, a non-profit founded in 2011 to advance the development of Community Choice Energy in the San Diego area.
CCE was created in late 2019 as a separate organization in order to function as an intervenor before the California Public Utilities Commission.
CCE’s ultimate goal is decarbonization.
To substantively contribute to achieving this critically important goal, CCE’s mission is focused on accelerating sustainable local energy production and storage.
To pursue its mission, CCE addresses and promotes the interests of private citizens, small businesses, underserved communities, and non-profits. As an intervenor before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), CCE works to influence the development of energy policy that will enable CA to achieve critical decarbonization goals while simultaneously improving our electric grid and reducing energy costs.
In 2022, CCE programs are focusing on:
> Electric vehicles (EVs) and Vehicle-to-X* opportunities
> Promoting microgrids and other distributed energy resources (DER)
> New models for solar carports to promote EV charging from solar during the day
> Building electrification and elimination of gas appliances
Through two grants from San Diego County, CCE is working to identify incentives that will motivate replacement of gas hot water heaters in rental properties throughout the county. This is being done to support critical goals identified in San Diego’s Regional Decarbonization Framework.
CCE is also growing its internship program for students and graduates of our local universities. Additionally, CCE engages the services of volunteers who care about our environment and the kinds of things we do.
Read about the people who make CCE possible:
CCE’s Founders & Board Members
CCE Interns and Volunteers
* Vehicle-to-everything: solutions for using energy stored in electric vehicle batteries to charge things such as homes (V2H) and other buildings (V2B), infrastructure (V2I) and devices (V2D), and so on.
The Center for Community Energy is a California corporation recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 non-profit.