• September 26, 2022

OC Power Authority

Orange County Power Authority Operating in the Dark

There was great excitement when the City of Irvine, after several years of effort by local environmental activists, agreed to create a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) agency and invite other Orange County cities to join in a Joint Power Authority (JPA). This was rightfully hailed as a big step toward greater community control, lower energy […]

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OC Power Authority’s Half-Step Toward Transparency

On April 16, 2021, Irvine Watchdog reported transparency concerns with the Orange County Power Authority (OCPA). Meeting videos were not provided on the City of Irvine’s OCPA website as of January 12, 2021. In response to requests from members of the public and Mayor Farrah Khan, Director Mike Carroll announced at the June 9, 2021 OCPA […]

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May 2021 OC Power Authority Meeting Addresses Transparency and Accountability Concerns

The May 11, 2021 OC Power Authority meeting addressed public concerns of transparency due to the omission of meeting videos for the public and accountability of staff members. On April 16, 2021, Irvine Watchdog first reported that none of the meeting videos were provided on the OCPower.org website. The first three meeting videos were provided […]

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Irvine Budgeting Millions To Launch OC Power Authority In Spring 2022

The OC Power Authority will be looking to formalize terms for new cities that may want to join the Power Authority and will review the 2021-22 Fiscal Year budget at tomorrow’s meeting. To attend the May 11, 2021 meeting at 10AM, click on the agenda for Zoom link and details.  Adopt New Member Policy  The […]

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OC Power Authority Sets Application Deadline for Community Advisory Committee and Rejects Contract, Asking for More Proposals 

Note: As of February 2021, links to meeting videos have no longer been provided to the public. For transparency purposes, we are hopeful the OCPA will provide links to watch all the meetings again.  A Community Advisory Committee for the newly-formed OC Power Authority (OCPA) is scheduled to be assembled this summer.  At its April […]

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OC Power Authority Has 3 Important To-Dos for April 13 Meeting 

The OC Power Authority (OCPA) is just getting off the ground, but it needs to do three things at its next meeting on Tuesday, April 13 at 10am to ensure its success long-term. The public can call during the meeting or email the board in advance and ask them to: Create a policy for new […]

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Huntington Beach Votes Yes, Lake Forest Will Vote Later, Santa Ana Says “No Rush” on Key Climate Program  

Three cities discussed whether to participate in the new, not-for-profit Orange County Power Authority last week with mixed results. HUNTINGTON BEACH The Huntington Beach City Council on Monday, February 1, voted to stay in the new, not-for-profit Orange County Power Authority (OCPA), which promises to bring competition, clean energy, and local control to the OC […]

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OC Power Authority to Appoint CEO and COO at January 12 Meeting

Implementation timeline and Irvine staff support also to be discussed   The newly-seated Orange County Power Authority board of directors will announce the appointment of a Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer tomorrow, according to the agenda for the January 12 board meeting. The public may participate via Zoom (see link below). The first […]

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Orange County Power Authority Board To Hold Inaugural Meeting

Irvine will be holding its first Orange County Power Authority (“OCPA” or “Authority”) Board Meeting on Wednesday, December 16th at 10 A.M. Here is the meeting agenda. OCPA board members will be sworn in during the meeting, including Irvine representatives Mayor Farrah Khan and Councilmember Mike Carroll. Huntington Beach Councilmember Mike Posey, Buena Park Councilwoman […]

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Irvine City Council Votes for Three Climate Initiatives at Nov. 10 Meeting

New nonprofit public energy agency, climate action plan, and strategic energy plan all move forward after Irvine election favors climate-friendly candidates At its November 10 meeting, the Irvine City Council voted unanimously in favor of three programs that promise to bring clean energy, competitive energy pricing and a climate-resilient future to the city. The votes […]

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