Pioneer procures your energy.
PG&E delivers energy, maintains lines, and sends bills.
You get a choice in your power – competitive and stable rates, energy options, and exceptional customer service.
CCA’s are not-for-profit public agencies that purchase electricity for residents and businesses in the community, disrupting the long-held monopoly of investor-owned utilities and encouraging competition. Pioneer is one of 24 operational CCAs in California. Other states with deregulated energy markets have seen the formation of CCAs, which are managed by municipalities or other not-for-profit agencies similar to Pioneer Community Energy.
Since their inception in California, CCAs have led to more competitive energy rates and improved electric service across the state. CCAs work with the Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs) like PG&E to deliver your power and maintain the energy grid we all rely upon.
Pioneer Community Energy is a local not-for-profit provider of electricity — we power the communities we serve with competitive rates, reliable service and a choice in energy options.
Pioneer was formed in 2017, joining the other California CCAs in providing energy to more than 11 million customers statewide. We started providing electricity services in 2018 to the communities of Auburn, Colfax, Lincoln, Rocklin, Loomis and most of unincorporated Placer County, achieving status as an independent entity in 2021 with the payoff of debts and the hiring of necessary operational staff.
In response to our customer’s requests for a way to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, in 2021 we began offering Green100, a 100% renewable rate option unique to the area.
In 2022 we started providing the same stable and reliable electric service to most of unincorporated El Dorado County and the City of Placerville.
Our Board of Directors consists of nine locally elected representatives from El Dorado and Placer County Boards of Supervisors, and the City Councils of Auburn, Colfax, Lincoln, Placerville Rocklin and the Town Council of Loomis.