California Community Power (CC Power)
In February 2021, we partnered with ten other CCAs to form California Community Power – a Joint Powers Authority – to combine our buying power to procure new, cost-effective clean energy and reliability resources.
Similar to battery storage, which provides energy for a few hours, LDS will charge from the grid when renewable resources are at their peak and discharge power for 8-16 hours when renewable production is lowest. This new technology will help us transition away from fossil fuels and meet reliability goals.
- On March 8, 2022, the San José City Council voted to approve SJCE’s participation in CC Power’s long-term contract for 69 megawatts of LDS. SJCE will procure up to 25 MW from the Tumbleweed LDS project. Read the press release to learn more about this groundbreaking investment.
- On May 17, 2022, City Council approved SJCE’s participation in CC Power’s long-term contract for 50 MW of LDS, with SJCE procuring up to 20 MW of the total project output. Learn more about the Goal Line project.
Geothermal energy uses heat from the earth to create steam and generate electricity. Geothermal has the important benefit of generating clean, emission-free energy all hours of the day.
- On August 30, 2022, City Council approved SJCE’s participation in CC Power’s agreement for the procurement of up to 31 MW from the Ormat portfolio of geothermal projects and up to 3 MW from the Fish Lake geothermal project.