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Valley Clean Energy Appoints New General Counsel

Inder Khalsa Headshot(From press release) Valley Clean Energy, Yolo County’s locally governed not-for-profit electricity provider, has appointed Inder Khalsa as its new general counsel. Khalsa is an attorney with Richards, Watson and Gershon, a law firm that specializes in providing services to local governments.

Khalsa has advised the law firm on administrative and transactional public law matters for 16 years, with a particular focus on renewable energy, community choice programs, land use, planning, zoning, affordable housing, real estate matters and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

She also has expertise in the creation and operations of joint powers authorities such as Valley Clean Energy. Khalsa assisted in the formation and launch of Marin’s CCA—the first to launch in the state in 2010—and has represented other CCA programs since that time. She counsels local government agencies on all aspects of municipal governance, including the interpretation, application of and compliance with the Brown Act, Public Records Act, Political Reform Act and other ethics laws.

A VCE customer herself, Khalsa lives in West Davis with her husband and two children. “The great thing about community choice energy programs is that they are run by your local city and county representatives, so they can tailor their programs to meet community needs and goals. I love this area of California and am so happy to be a VCE customer!” she says.

Khalsa serves as the city attorney for the cities of Davis and Mill Valley, and is the general counsel to the San Francisco Local Agency Formation Commission and the East Bay Community Energy Authority.

About VCE: Valley Clean Energy is a not-for-profit public agency formed to provide electrical generation service to customers in Woodland, Davis, Winters and the unincorporated areas of Yolo County. Its mission is to source cost-competitive clean electricity while providing product choice, price stability, energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emission reductions and reinvestment in the communities it serves.  For more information about VCE, visit or call 855-699-8232.


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