About SLO Clean Energy

In August 2012, a group of San Luis Obispo County community leaders made a commitment to form a coalition that can address a growing need for local economic security and energy resilience. These leaders volunteer to provide education and outreach about an important tool that will give our communities the ability to help drive drive local investment toward securing that future. This tool, sometimes referred to as the tool shed, is called Community Choice Energy.


Our commitment to local clean energy for communities within San Luis Obispo County requires us to seek out independent leaders and help empower them towards understanding and implementing a local Community Choice Energy Program.

What is Community Choice Energy?

The most effective path to local resiliency: local control & accountability, local jobs, long-term electrical rate stability, local investment of electricity revenues, and clean renewable energy.


Community Choice Energy is the market-based approach that allows groups of cities and/or counties to pool their electric generation demands and . This empowers communities to purchase renewable energy directly from energy providers, build local energy installations, improve energy efficiency, and ensure rate stability on behalf of local residential, business, and municipal ratepayers.


To learn more, visit our How Community Choice Energy Works page.


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SLO Clean Energy is a fund of The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County. All contributions are tax deductible.