Steering Committee Formed
Sonoma County Water Agency authorized to perform feasibility study and create steering committee.
Feasibility Study Published
Feasibility study published for new CCA.
A Win For CCAs
Senate Bill 790 (Leno) “code of conduct” passed to provide protection for Community Choice programs from investor owned utilities marketing against them.
Feasibility Study Brings Confidence
Sonoma Clean Power feasibility study presented to Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. The board authorizes further study.
SCP Feasibility Study
Staff begins feasibility study presentations to eligible cities.
Residential Survey Complete
Sonoma County Water Agency completes CCA Market Survey.
Commercial Survey Complete
Sonoma County Water Agency completes Commercial Market Survey.
Guiding Document Drafted
Draft JPA presented to all eligible Sonoma County cities.
Joint Powers Agreement formed by the County of Sonoma and the Sonoma County Water Agency.
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors sets SCP’s goals and adopts Joint Powers Agreement.
Request for Proposal for first electricity supply contacts sent out to multiple suppliers.
Power Bids Submitted
Eleven power bids submitted to Sonoma Clean Power for evaluation.
Sonoma Clean Power Board of Directors votes to approve launch date for service to customers.
Town Of Windsor Joins SCP
The Windsor Town Council votes to become the first to join SCP. View story
SCP Secures Startup Funds
Sonoma Clean Power Board of Directors secures startup funds from First Community Bank (now Poppy Bank).
Cotati Joins SCP
The Cotati City Council unanimously votes to join SCP. View story
Sebastopol Joins SCP
Sebastopol becomes the 3rd City to join SCP in a 4-1-0 vote. View story
Santa Rosa Joins SCP
The Santa Rosa City Council votes unanimously to join SCP. View story
Sonoma Joins SCP
The City Council of Sonoma votes unanimously in favor of joining SCP. View story
Initial Community Outreach
Sonoma Clean Power holds first public workshops in various locations to educate the public about Community Choice.
Interim CEO Selected
Geof Syphers named interim CEO by SCPA Board of Directors.
CPUC Certifies Implementation Plan
California Public Utilities Commission certifies Sonoma Clean Power Authority’s Implementation Plan giving SCP the right to serve customers.
RAC & BOC Meet!
First joint meeting of SCP Ratepayer Advisory and Business Operations Committees.
Sonoma Clean Power signed a contract with energy provider Constellation, an Exelon subsidiary, in a deal that allowed rates to be set below PG&E’s rates. Constellation was one of four power companies that made it to the final round of bidding to provide greener electricity to SCP’s residential and commercial
Official CEO Selected
Geof Syphers transitions from Interim CEO to the first official CEO for SCP. View story
Sonoma Clean Power signs a deal for local renewable geothermal energy from CALPINE’s Geysers facility through 2023.
SCP’s first customer rates approved 2-3% lower than PG&E.
SCP enrollment notices sent out to first phase of Sonoma County customers.
SCP Launches EverGreen Service
Sonoma Clean Power launches EverGreen service that is 100% local renewable energy, the first of its kind in California. EverGreen provides clean energy to customers day and night with its unique baseload geothermal energy.
SCP Officially “Flips the Switch”
Sonoma Clean Power, the county’s new electricity provider, commemorated their first day of service to approximately 22,000 customers with a “flip the switch” celebration at their May 1st Board of Directors meeting. View story
New ProFIT Program
Sonoma Clean Power’s ProFIT program promotes the development of new renewable energy systems by paying a fixed price of $95/megawatt-hour (MWh) to Sonoma County projects. View story
Cloverdale Joins SCP
The City of Cloverdale votes to join the Sonoma Clean Power program. View story
AB 2145 defeated!
If Assembly Bill 2145 (Bradford) “The Monopoly Protection Bill” had passed, it would have made it difficult to form new Community Choice Aggregation programs like Sonoma Clean Power. View story
Rohnert Park Joins SCP
Rohnert Park City Council votes in favor of joining SCP. View story
Petaluma Joins SCP
The Petaluma City Council votes unanimously, becoming the final city to join SCP. View story
Largest US Floating Solar Project
Cordel Stillman, then Chief Deputy Engineer with the Sonoma County Water Agency, spearheaded the project that resulted in SCP contracting with Pristine Sun to build up to 12.5 MW of new solar in Sonoma County. View story
Sonoma Clean Power launches 1st day of service for Rohnert Park, Petaluma and Cloverdale customers.
Startup Loan Paid Off!
Sonoma Clean Power pays off startup loan from First Community Bank (now Poppy Bank) 4 years earlier than expected.
1000 EverGreen Customers
Sonoma Clean Power hits 1000 EverGreen customers.
Electric Cars in the Classroom
Analy High School students with a SWITCH Vehicle SCP sponsored Sebastopol-based Switch Electric Vehicles, Inc., a comprehensive program that teaches students (middle school, high school and college) the fundamentals of EV design, assembly, manufacturing and maintenance. View story
First Annual Report Released
Sonoma Clean Power releases first Annual Report with results from 2014-2015. View report
Sonoma Clean Power becomes certified as a green business through the County of Sonoma’s Green Business Program.
SCP is Debt Free!
Sonoma Clean Power pays off the initial seed money loan from the Sonoma County Water Agency, officially making the agency debt-free.
Sonoma Clean Power finishes buying energy for Sonoma County customers through 2020.
Mendocino County Joins SCP!
Sonoma Clean Power’s Board approved an expansion into Mendocino County, with service to begin in June 2017. View story
Drive EverGreen Launch
Sonoma Clean Power launches new Drive EverGreen electric vehicle program, to support the agency’s goal to put 10,000 EVs on roads in service territory by the end of 2020 and a much grander goal of 100,000 EV by 2030.
70 MW of new California Solar
Recurrent Energy’s new Mustang solar facility provides 70 MW to SCP customers.
SCP Adds Wind
Sonoma Clean Power breaks ground on new 46 MW wind facility in Tracy, CA. View story