ROCKLIN, Calif. & FOLSOM, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pioneer Community Energy (“Pioneer”) announced their selection of ZGlobal Power Engineering & Energy Solutions (“ZGlobal”) as its Energy Portfolio Management Services provider. Pioneer is a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) encompassing most of Placer County, California including the cities of Auburn, Colfax, Lincoln, and Rocklin and the Town of Loomis. Pioneer consists of approximately 1,125 GWh’s annual load, serving nearly 92,000 retail customer accounts.
State law passed in 2002, authorizing local governments within investor-owned service territories to establish their own programs to purchase electricity on behalf of their communities. This is commonly referred to as a CCA. Under this framework, the local government determines and purchases the energy resources, while the investor‐owned electric utility is still required to maintain the transmission and distribution system, including responding to outages. Pioneer was established to provide local decision-making authority over electricity supply, and to provide stable and competitive rates.
“After 35 years in the energy business, we are excited to see the markets finally evolve where local entities can choose their source of energy. We are grateful Pioneer selected ZGlobal to provide critical real time energy services,” said ZGlobal’s Founder and CEO, Ziad Alaywan, P.E.
ZGlobal is currently managing 10,366 GWh of CCA’s 2020 forecasted load or 21.4% of the CCA’s currently in operation with a diverse generation portfolio consisting of solar, wind, energy storage, hydro, geothermal, biomass, biofuel and fossil fuel resources totaling 1,917 MW – spanning, Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming. In addition, ZGlobal manages the energy consumption needs for 2,930 MW of load, which serves nearly seven million Californians in 58 cities and 8 counties.
Pioneer Community Energy is a not-for-profit, local government agency providing electric power to Placer County residents and businesses. As a joint-powers, public agency, member jurisdictions include the cities on Auburn, Colfax, Lincoln, and Rocklin, the Town of Loomis and the unincorporated areas of Placer County. For more information please visit: http://pioneercommunityenergy.ca.gov/
ZGlobal Inc. is a power engineering consultancy firm staffed by veterans of the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) and various California utilities. We offer full-service start-to-finish solutions from grid planning and interconnection, economic analysis, design and construction management services to 24/7 assets and portfolio management services. ZGlobal played an integral part to support the shift to carbon free and renewable energy. We apply our cutting-edge experience and pragmatic philosophy to assist our clients in achieving their strategic goals. For more information please visit: www.zglobal.biz
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