Community power program online for businesses
San Diego Community Power (SDCP), the not-for-profit community choice energy program, launched renewable energy services for commercial and industrial energy customers in the cities of San Diego, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, and Encinitas. Commercial and industrial account holders will be enrolled over the month of June. The move offers businesses a choice in energy providers for the first time in the region’s history.
SDCP is flipping the switch for approximately 72,000 commercial and industrial accounts representing nearly 60% of its forecast energy load. The energy program launched renewable energy procurement services for municipal customers in March and will launch residential service beginning in February of next year.
SDCP provides competitive rates for significantly greener energy options and reinvests in clean energy projects. The launch energy portfolio includes 55% and 100% renewable energy options.
Businesses that upgrade to the Power100 tier will have the option to register as a Power100 Champion, enabling them to be included in a number of SDCP marketing and promotional opportunities. Businesses can change tiers or opt out of the service at any time. SDG&E will continue to deliver power, manage monthly billing and customer service, and provide ongoing system maintenance.
Organized as a community-accountable not-for-profit, SDCP invests in local communities through job training, renewable energy development projects, and aid programs for communities of concern. Just three months after the official service launch, SDCP has already announced partnerships with three clean power development projects that will deliver solar energy and battery storage capabilities adding new capacity to local energy sources.
Sunday at Six concerts return to Harry Griffen
Head out to Harry Griffen Park and enjoy a great line-up of local bands at La Mesa’s “Sundays at Six” free summer concert series. Grab a picnic and lawn chair and relax at the beautiful outdoor amphitheater at Harry Griffen Park located at 9550 Milden Street, from 6:00 – 7:00 P.M.
On June 20, La Mesa kicked off summer with the crowning of Miss La Mesa prior to the first concert featuring country band Barbwire.
Here is the schedule for the rest of the series:
June 27: It’s Captain J & the Jive Crew – Yacht Rock
July 4: Break – Happy Independence Day
July 11: Solid Brass – Funk, Soul, R&B
July 18: Rachel Aldous & the Road Home – Blue Grass
July 25: Breez’n – Variety
The Sundays at Six Summer Concerts are sponsored by EDCO Disposal, Grahovac Construction, Laurie MacDonald of Coldwell Banker West, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, the City of La Mesa, and the La Mesa Park and Recreation Foundation. For more information go to www.cityoflamesa.us/specialevents, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619-667-1300.
Avocado student among ‘Water is Life’ poster winners
Helix Water District honored local student artists for their winning “Water Is Life” posters at a virtual awards ceremony during Helix Water District’s board meeting on June 16.
Each year, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, one of Helix’s wholesale water providers, holds a regional poster contest for students in kindergarten through eighth grade to increase student’s awareness about water.
Helix promotes the contest to all K-8 schools within its service area. This year, 231 students from 17 schools submitted posters depicting how to use water wisely. Among the winners is Avocado Elementary second grader Stella Stackhouse who took third place in the K–3 category.
The winning posters will be forwarded to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for consideration for their 2022 Water Is Life calendar. They have also been posted on the district’s website at www.hwd.com and Facebook page at www.facebook.com/helixwater.