Richards, Watson & Gershon is on the cutting edge of Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) in California, which allows cities, counties, and joint powers authorities to purchase energy on behalf of customers in their jurisdictions with the goal of significantly increasing use of renewable or carbon-free energy sources. RWG was actively involved in the formation and successful launch of Marin Clean Energy Authority and Silicon Valley Clean Energy Authority. The joint powers authority structure drafted by RWG attorneys for MCE, which was the first operational CCA in California, has been the model for the subsequent CCA joint powers authorities. We currently are the interim General Counsel for the East Bay Community Energy Authority, which is scheduled to launch in Spring 2018. This Focus Area utilizes our public law expertise in the formation and operation of Joint Powers Authorities, and draws on our knowledge of governance, open meeting and records laws, personnel and employment, contract negotiation, and liability and risk.