07/12/2018 Pioneer Community Energy Opens to Solar Customers, Many Enroll Early   (Jul. 18)

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Pioneer Community Energy Opens to Solar Customers, Many Enroll Early Pioneer Community Energy opened enrollment to solar customers in early June 2018 and has seen more than 250 solar owners choose to join Pioneer early, taking advantage of Pioneer’s lower rates. “We established Pioneer Community Energy to provide lower rates and the opportunity to have local control over electric generation rates and programs,” said Bridget Powers, Mayor of Auburn and Pioneer Board member. “As a not-for-profit, local government agency supplier of electricity, we have been able to provide residents, businesses, 

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6/28/2018 Solar customers can enroll early with Pioneer to take advantage of lower rates   (Jun. 28)

Published: Thursday, June 28, 2018

Solar customers can enroll early with Pioneer to take advantage of lower rates Pioneer Community Energy (Pioneer) will begin enrolling solar customers starting September 2018, based upon the customer’s true-up date. Solar customers interested in taking advantage of Pioneer’s lower electric rates and monthly billing cycle, do not have to wait to enroll. Solar/Net Energy Metering (NEM) customers can enroll early by calling 1 (844) 937-7466. Pioneer’s generation rate for residential E-1 customers are 7.5% less than PG&E’s. Pioneer also offers a slightly higher net surplus compensation 

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3/20/2018 Unanimous vote: Rates 9% lower than PG&E!   (Mar. 20)

Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Pioneer Board votes unanimously: Rates are now 9% lower than PG&E The Pioneer Community Energy (Pioneer) Board reviewed its rates in light of PG&E’s recent rate hikes, and voted unanimously to maintain Pioneer’s rates as they were set December 2017. Pioneer customers will now realize an average 9% discount on electric generation over PG&E rates, which went up March 1, 2018. Pioneer has been committed to lower and more stable rates. The Pioneer Board carefully reviewed updated financial information, and considered the impact of several rate scenarios on Pioneer’s ability to pay-off 

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12/11/2017 News Release – Rate Reduction   (Dec. 11)

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017

Pioneer Community Energy will reduce electricity generation rates 3% for customers in unincorporated Placer County, Auburn, Colfax, Lincoln, Loomis and Rocklin in 2018 On Dec. 11, the Pioneer Community Energy (Pioneer) Board held a public hearing and then approved an electric generation rate package that reduces rates by 3% below current PG&E electric generation rates. Residents and businesses within Auburn, Colfax, Lincoln, Loomis, Rocklin and unincorporated Placer County that currently receive electric generation from PG&E will receive the benefits of Pioneer’s lower rates starting 

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12/06/2017 News Release – 1st Enrollment Notices   (Dec. 08)

Published: Friday, December 08, 2017

Pioneer Community Energy Enrollment Notices in the mail to Residents and Businesses for Auburn, Colfax, Lincoln, Loomis, Rocklin and unincorporated Placer County PLACER COUNTY, Calif. – In December, residents and businesses will receive the first of several notices informing them about the coming change in their electric energy supply from Pioneer Community Energy (Pioneer). Auburn, Colfax, Lincoln, Loomis, Rocklin and Placer County have partnered to provide lower cost electricity to the residents and businesses within their jurisdictions. Every customer will continue to receive a PG&E bill 

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11/30/2017 Public Hearing Notice – Rates   (Nov. 30)

Published: Thursday, November 30, 2017

This notice was first published November 30, 2017 and again December 7, 2017 in the following publications: Auburn Journal, Colfax Record (before it stopped printing), Lincoln News Messenger, Loomis News, Placer Herald, Roseville Press Tribune.   PIONEER COMMUNITY ENERGY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO SET ELECTRIC GENERATION RATES  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, the Governing Board of Pioneer Community Energy will conduct a public hearing on December 11, 2017, at the hour of 3:15 p.m. (or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard), at the regular meeting place of the Governing Board of Pioneer 

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7/21/2017 Public Hearing Notice – Implementation Plan   (Jul. 21)

Published: Friday, July 21, 2017

This public notice was published July 21, 2017 and July 26, 2017 in the following publications: Auburn Journal, Colfax Record, Loomis News, Lincoln News Messenger, Placer Herald, Roseville Tribune, and the Sacramento Bee. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pioneer Community Energy Adoption of Community Choice Aggregation Implementation Plan NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pioneer Community Energy, a Joint Exercise of Powers Agency, will hold a public hearing on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at the Placer County Administrative Center, 175 Fulweiler Avenue, Auburn, CA 95603 to consider formation of a Community 

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06/23/2016 News Release – Preliminary Financing   (Jun. 23)

Published: Thursday, June 23, 2016

Placer County Board of Supervisors approves preliminary financing for Community Choice Energy Program On June 21, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved a preliminary financing plan and introduced an ordinance for the development of Community Choice Energy (CCE) program for Placer County. CCE programs allow local governments to provide electricity based on the pooled energy use of ratepayers within their jurisdictions and in the territories of investor owned utilities (IOSs) such as PG&E and Liberty Energy. The CCE program will purchase and provide the electricity and will work with 

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06/07/2016 News Release – CCA Exploration   (Jun. 07)

Published: Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Placer County explores Community Choice Energy as energy supply option The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved moving forward with certain items related to the assessment and planning for a Community Choice Aggregation or Community Choice Energy (CCE) program and its possible benefits for businesses and residents in Placer County.  A CCE in Placer County would provide a choice for purchasing energy and provide local control over rates and incentives as well as the opportunity to utilize locally generated power to meet business and residential electrical needs. CCE programs allow local 

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