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OC Power Authority

OC Power Authority Special Meeting – Thursday, June 2, 2022

The Orange County Power Authority will hold a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 1:45PM. There is one business item listed on the agenda and members of the public will be provided an opportunity to provide public comment regarding the following closed session item: A.  Conference with Legal […]

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OCPA CEO Brian Probolsky Retains Attorney Seeking Whistleblower Protections Against Board Members Mike Posey and Dan Kalmick

Quick Summary CEO Brian Probolsky became aware, through information CFO Tiffany Law received from OCPA Board Member(s), that OCPA Board members were planning on holding a special meeting to remove Brian Probolsky from his position as CEO. In response, Probolsky retained an attorney who served a letter seeking whistleblower protections. What protections are afforded to […]

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OC Power Authority Board to Review Commercial Power Rollout, Finances

The Orange County Power Authority (OCPA) Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, May 3, at 10:00 a.m. Highlighting the agenda is a staff report on the rollout of OCPA-provided power to commercial customers and an end-of-quarter financial report. The latter, listed as Item 9.3 on the consent calendar, reports […]

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Irvine, Huntington Beach, Fullerton, Buena Park Commercial Customers Automatically Switched from SoCal Edison to OC Power Authority on April 1. Last Day To Opt Out Today.

The Orange County Power Authority (OCPA) is automatically opting-in all commercial customers in the participating cities of Irvine, Huntington Beach, Fullerton, Buena Park on April 1, 2022, from Southern California Edison (SCE). The last day for commercial customers to opt-down or opt-out is today by calling 1-866-262-7693. Residential customers will automatically be switched over from […]

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Overspending, A Questionable Vendor and Non-Energy CEO Spending Authority on OCPA Agenda

The OC Power Authority agenda for Tuesday, March 1 includes $446,000 in over budget legal spending, a commitment to pay $260,000 to a marketing vendor with no marketing experience, and authorization for the CEO Brian Probolsky to spend $125,000 on non-energy expenses without board approval. According to a budget update in the report, OCPA’s legal […]

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Vote for Chair of Irvine’s Environmental Committee Ends in Tie Between Mayor Khan and UCI Professor Dr. Treseder. OC Power Authority Dominates Meeting Discussion.

At the February 9, 2022 Green Ribbon Environmental Committee meeting, the vote for the next Chair of the Committee resulted in a tie between Mayor Farrah Khan and UCI Professor and Irvine City Council candidate Dr. Kathleen Treseder. Khan has served as chair for the past year. The Chair is responsible for setting the agendas […]

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OCPA to Vote on Generous Executive Benefits and Set Electricity Rates January 11th

On Tuesday, January 11th, the OC Power Authority (OCPA) board of directors is expected to consider a personnel policy with generous benefits for CEO Brian Probolsky and other executives that will be paid for by Irvine taxpayers and borrowed credit for the first few years of the program. The benefits exceed those of other Community […]

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OC Power Authority: National Women’s Political Caucus OC Seek Investigation of Workplace Harassment and Inequity

To read a pdf version of the letter click here.   * Branda Lin serves as Secretary of NWPC OC and is also a founding member of Irvine Watchdog

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OC Power Authority’s Chief Operating Officer Abruptly Resigns

Yesterday, both the Voice of OC and the OC Register reported, “longtime green-energy advocate Antonia Castro-Graham abruptly resigned as chief operating officer for the Orange County Power Authority (OCPA) on Friday, Dec. 3, amid reports of a tense standoff with the utility’s CEO and concerns of ongoing conflicts between the two.” The Voice of OC […]

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Opinion: To Protect Irvine Children, City Council Must Bring 100% Clean Energy to Irvine

Irvine has always beckoned parents and children with the promise of a thriving future through its schools and other amenities, and prides itself on being the safest city in the United States. However, four of the Irvine city council members have not used the most powerful tool they have to protect young people from the […]

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