Publisher’s Perspective: The More We Learn about OCPA, the Clearer it is that the City of Irvine Must Cut Ties with the Agency
Last year, all Irvine electricity customers were automatically enrolled in the Orange County Power Authority (OCPA), without a vote of the people.
OCPA promised to deliver greener electricity at lower monthly rates, and to be fully transparent with the public. But, even before OCPA had officially launched, the agency had broken all three promises.
From day one, Irvine electricity customers have been charged higher monthly rates than we paid to Southern California Edison (SCE).
And, the agency refuses to release all records that show OCPA's purchase of system power (dirty brown power); and OCPA's resale of wind and solar power — demonstrating actual delivery of advertised renewables to OCPA ratepayers.
Promising to do a positive thing and then doing the exact opposite is called "bait-and-switch."