New Cooperative Formation
The sixth Cooperative Principle is Cooperation Among Cooperatives. GSPC has worked with the other types of cooperatives in California and Nevada, including agricultural cooperatives like Sunkist, food cooperatives, housing cooperatives, and credit unions, to support and develop the cooperative business model. We work closely with the California Center for Cooperative Development to promote cooperative development. GSPC’s General Manager, Jessica Nelson, is the Board President for CCCD.
Golden State Power Cooperative was created to join forces of the existing distribution cooperatives with associate members and to assist with emerging energy cooperatives in California. GSPC is a united effort to advocate for cooperative interests in state and federal policy arenas, and to assist in collaborative efforts to create new types of functional cooperatives to serve new niches in the energy industry. After deregulation of the electric industry failed in California, many of the unique aggregation cooperatives in California were disbanded. However, many cooperative models to access renewable energy in California, such as Cooperative Community Energy, have been successful.
We serve power for people, not for profit. We believe the cooperative business model is the best business model. Although electric service territories are already defined, we are always interested in supporting cooperative formation if opportunities arise.
For more information on cooperative formation, please contact us.