Committees

Community Programs Advisory Committee

The Pioneer Community Programs Advisory Committee (CPAC) serves as a conduit for community information, insights, opinions and perspectives to the Pioneer Community Energy Board (Pioneer Board) and staff regarding programs Pioneer offers or may offer in the future. The CPAC consists of a diverse group of well-informed community leaders who represent various sectors of the community. The representatives serving on the CPAC will advise the Pioneer Board on ratepayer benefit programs and augment public participation in Pioneer program development.

The CPAC will serve as a steering committee for the creation of the public participation strategy for and the development of programs for a period of 18 months.meeting.

For more information see the Community Programs Advisory Committee page

Audit and Finance

The purpose of the Audit & Finance Committee is to oversee the accounting and financial reporting process and the audit of Pioneer’s financial statements by the independent auditor, budgeting, financial planning, review financial and administrative policies, monitor internal controls, and oversee investment strategies. The Committee will meet a minimum of twice a year and as needed. The Committee reports to the Governing Board. The Committee is a Brown-Act meeting.

Members
  • Greg Janda, Rocklin City Council
  • Jeff Duncan, Mayor, Loomis Town Council
  • Dan Karleskint, Lincoln City Council

Energy Procurement Review Ad Hoc

The Executive Director is authorized to execute energy contracts greater than five (5) years in length (from contract execution date) subject to the review and approval by the Energy Procurement Review Committee (“EPRC”). Long-term power purchase agreements (“PPAs”) are periodically necessary to fulfill regulatory requirements (e.g., Renewables Portfolio Standard), and for portfolio optimization. The role of the EPRC is to review pending long-term PPAs.

Members
  • Greg Janda, Rocklin City Council
  • Jeff Duncan, Mayor, Loomis Town Council
  • Alice Dowdin Calvillo, Auburn City Council
  • John Hidahl, El Dorado County Board of Supervisors

Expansion Ad Hoc

The purpose of the Expansion Committee is to research concepts regarding possible expansion outside of current Pioneer service territory, to meet with representatives or officials from jurisdictions requesting Pioneer service, and to report to the Board on that information.

Members
  • Jim Holmes, Placer County Board of Supervisors
  • Alice Dowdin Calvillo, Auburn City Council
  • Dan Karleskint, Lincoln City Council
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