Now you have a choice for your electricity provider.
Thanks to MBCP and the Community Choice Energy model, businesses and residents on the Central Coast now have a choice when it comes to their electricity provider and what power mix they support with their dollars, a choice our region has never had before.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is MBCP’s Electric Generation Charge an extra fee?
No. MBCP manages electric generation, a service that PG&E used to provide. Now that MBCP is in charge of how and where your electricity is generated, MBCP Electric Generation charges appear on their own page within your PG&E billing statement. PG&E also no longer charges MBCP customers for electric generation. MBCP charges a lower rate than PG&E for electric generation, delivering a monthly bill savings to customers.
Does MBCP cost more than PG&E?
No. MBCP charges a lower rate than PG&E for electric generation service, delivering a monthly bill savings to customers. PG&E continues to charge for transmission and distribution.
Why was I automatically enrolled?
Didn’t feel like you had a choice? This is completely understandable and hopefully this explanation helps: Community Choice Energy (CCE) agencies like ours provide a savings to our community through utility-scale power purchasing that would not be possible enrolling one account at a time. Being the local Joint Powers Authority makes MBCP the primary electric service provider through California AB 117. You’ve never had a choice with PG&E, and now for the first time ever, you do have a choice, and MBCP respects your choice.
Why am I getting charged for electricity from both PG&E and MBCP?
PG&E has always charged for electricity generation (creating electricity at a power plant), electricity transmission (transmitting high voltage over long distances) and electricity distribution (distributing lower voltage over shorter distances). With PG&E service only, these charges are combined into one bundled service rate, along with the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment and Franchise Fee. Now that MBCP manages electricity generation, these charges are all listed separately. MBCP and PG&E partner to provide complete billing information in one convenient place.
Customers who wish to opt-out of MBCP services and remain with PG&E can do so here: