City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris Keynote Speaker at San Diego Community Choice Energy Forum 2017

Mayor R. Rex Parris Community Choice Energy Forum 2017

Lancaster, CA. March 10, 2017 – City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris today delivered the keynote address at the San Diego Community Choice Energy Forum 2017, conveying the importance and impact of the City of Lancaster’s numerous sustainability and climate change initiatives. The event — which is hosted by the Climate Action Campaign, Renovate America, and the San Diego Energy District — was designed to provide government, business, and community leaders with a thorough understanding of community choice energy. The City of Lancaster has been leading the way with its new Lancaster Energy utility, as well as a number of other unprecedented initiatives within the sustainability sphere. As such, Mayor Parris had much to share with the hundreds of attendees regarding both community choice energy and climate change.


“Community choice aggregation is all about taking back the power. It allows municipalities to have more influence on the future of their communities and more options for setting sustainable practices in place, while providing numerous benefits for their residents,” said Mayor Parris. “Pursuing community choice aggregation with our Lancaster Energy utility has drastically advanced Lancaster’s sustainability efforts, as we continue to aggressively pursue our goal of soon becoming a Net Zero city.”

Launched in May 2015, Lancaster Energy (LCE) is Lancaster’s locally-controlled electricity provider, created to offer residents and businesses within the City of Lancaster a viable alternative to traditional investor-owned utilities — while offering more affordable rates and higher renewable content. More information regarding LCE may be found at