Should the Marin Energy Authority Add Richmond?

The authority's board will vote Thursday on including the Contra Costa County city.

The Marin IJ has reported that the Marin Energy Authority is considering adding the city of Richmond to it list of customers, which currently includes every municipality in Marin County. 

The MEA board will vote Thursday on admiting the Contra Costa County city, which could increse the authority's customer base by 30 percent, according to the IJ

The authority expects its with PG&E rates this year. 

Do you think this is a good idea? Chime in with a comment below.

Bob Ratto June 05, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Sure, they should accept them in. Of course, Richmond has a population in excess of 100k, so they will have a seat on the board with a higher percentage of voting power, which will likely lead to a name change, additional staffing/expenses. Maybe better to just buy green wires and call it a day....
Tina McMillan June 05, 2012 at 05:37 PM
I think the bigger question is what risks are associated with adding Richmond's 100,000 plus population. In 2011, MEA and Dalessi Consulting (works for MEA) together charged the city of Richmond $40,000 to research the proposed contract. It would be helpful to know what the reports indicated. The overall impact to PGE is the loss of the energy generation fees associated with cities and counties that join CCA's. City of Richmond Agenda Report 2011 http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/DocumentView.aspx?DID=8100


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