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Supes Receptive To Pioneer Energy Presentation

Three board members of Pioneer Community Energy urged Nevada County Supervisors, at their Tuesday meeting, to consider partnering with them for a new option for electricity service. Grass Valley and Nevada City have already formally adopted the so-called Community Aggregation plan. And two councilmembers were among those testifying in favor of having more local control. Community Choice Aggregation allows local governments to purchase and/or generate electricity on behalf of residents and businesses. Pioneer says average monthly savings on PG and E bills are about 20 dollars. The Board appeared receptive to the idea. But Supervisor Lisa Swarthout asked executive director, Don Eckert, about future PG and E rate hikes…

click to listen to Lisa Swarthout

County staff says profits from electricity service from Pioneer are invested back into the community. One supporter who also spoke to Supervisors was Don Rivines, who’s a member of the County Energy Action Plan working group…

click to listen to Don Rivines

Supervisors are scheduled to make a decision on the plan in October.

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