Orange County Power Authority
Notices were sent out in early August to inform residential customers that the Orange County Power Authority will be their local energy provider beginning October 2022. Translated materials can be found here. Please visit ocpower.org for more information or view their Frequently Asked Questions here.
Residential or commercial customers should contact OCPA directly to opt-out of service or with any questions about their electric service at 1-866-262-7693 ocpower.org/contact-us.
The cities of Buena Park, Fullerton, and Huntington Beach have joined Irvine in executing a Joint Powers Agreement forming the Orange County Power Authority (OCPA). OCPA is a new independent, locally governed, not-for-profit Community Choice Energy Provider for residential and commercial power services in Irvine. Commercial service launches in April, and residential service launches in October.
On February 8, 2022, the Irvine City Council voted to select 100% renewable energy as the default tier for customers. As a result, all Irvine residents and businesses will receive all of their energy from renewable sources unless they choose a lower tier or opt-out and remain with Southern California Edison (SCE). Please click the links below for information from the meeting:
On March 31, the Orange County Power Authority (OCPA) announced it began commercial service delivering Community Choice Energy to more than 38,000 business accounts across the cities of Buena Park, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, and Irvine.
OCPA FAQ - June 14, 2022
The OCPA Board is comprised of the following members:
|Councilmember Jose Trinidad Castaneda
|Mayor Fred Jung (Chair)
|Councilmember Casey McKeon
|Councilmember Tammy Kim
|Councilmember Kathleen Treseder (Vice Chair)
|County of Orange
|Third District Supervisor Donald P. Wagner
Orange County Power Authority Board Meetings
Board meetings will generally be held at 10 a.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Board meeting agendas and meeting minutes are available at ocpower.org.
Initial OCPA Board Meetings:
The City of Irvine provided assistance in coordinating and hosting the first few meetings of the OCPA Board as the JPA was forming. The meeting agendas, minutes, and links to those previous meetings are available below.
- January 12, 2020 - Orange County Power Authority Meeting Agenda
- December 16, 2020 - Orange County Power Authority Special Meeting Agenda
- December 22, 2020 - Orange County Power Authority Special Meeting Agenda
HOW TO WATCH AN UPCOMING MEETING:
Please visit ocpower.org for details on future meetings.