The California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice) hosted its annual All-Member Meeting from November 1-3 in Santa Barbara. This event brought together CalChoice associate members and partners, providing a platform for discussions on regulatory affairs impacting community choice aggregators (CCAs). The City of Palmdale’s Innovation and Environmental Division and Public Works Department represented EPIC at this year’s event.
On September 6, the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN) hosted its 10-year anniversary celebration. During the event, attended by over 200 public agencies, SoCalREN recognized the City of Palmdale for its commitment to advancing sustainable energy initiatives. The City was the selected recipient of the Extraordinary Emission Reduction Award.
Energy for Palmdale’s Independent Choice (EPIC) has launched a tool on its website to help customers better understand their monthly energy bills. The interactive tool features a user-friendly design and allows customers to click on different components of their bill to view detailed definitions. Additionally, the tool includes two informational videos available in both English and Spanish.
Energy for Palmdale’s Independent Choice (EPIC) is proud to support the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in its efforts to provide accessible and affordable utility services. A key program under the CPUC's umbrella is California Connect, which offers telephone communication access for Californians with hearing, vision, cognitive, mobility and speech-related disabilities.
Energy for Palmdale's Independent Choice (EPIC) has partnered with OhmConnect to offer customers an opportunity to save money on energy costs. OhmConnect is an optional, free service which pays customers for the energy they don't use, particularly during peak hours when energy demand is high. By reducing energy consumption during critical hours, customers can earn rewards and incentives, such as gift cards, through OhmConnect's program.
At the Southern California Regional Energy Network’s (SoCalREN) 10-year anniversary celebration, public agencies were invited to listen and learn about issues affecting California’s energy sector. The City of Palmdale’s Innovation and Environmental Manager Benjamin Lucha spoke on the SoCalREN Success Story panel along with 4 panelists from other agencies across the state.
Energy for Palmdale’s Independent Choice (EPIC) became Palmdale’s default energy provider for residents in October 2022, and extended service to commercial customers in March 2023. As an alternative to the local private utility, EPIC provides clean energy at competitive rates.