New Cooperative Formation
PSREC has worked with the other types of cooperatives in California and Nevada, including agricultural cooperatives like Sunkist, food cooperatives, housing cooperatives, and credit unions. We worked with these groups to see if the benefits of organizing in cooperatives could bring down the cost of power for rural, residential, small commercial, or other types of customers that have historically been charged high electricity costs. This also allowed us to see how well our power agency has been doing in buying power for us.
Plumas-Sierra REC has joined forces with Cooperative Community Energy (CCEnergy) to bring solar energy to PSREC members looking for greater energy independence, efficiency, and cost savings. CCEnergy is a solar equipment aggregation cooperative that provides access to reasonably priced renewable energy solutions for homes and businesses. Our partnership makes investing in grid-connected solar systems easy and convenient for PSREC members because of CCEnergy’s system design and financial analysis expertise.
Plumas-Sierra REC has also been actively working with our neighbors in Nevada County, who have revitalized the Clean Power Cooperative (CPC). The CPC’s goal is to promote the construction of new renewable energy projects, encourage energy conservation and fight global warming. Plumas-Sierra is pleased to be helping to guide this new cooperative and hope to work collaboratively with them as they grow.
In addition, all the new aggregation cooperatives and existing distribution cooperatives have joined together to form the Golden State Power Cooperative, a united effort to protect cooperative interests in state and federal political arenas, and to also help co-ordinate the purchase of energy services for members as need be.
For more information on cooperative formation, please call us at 1-800-555-2207.