Monterey Bay Community Power was formed to provide locally-controlled, carbon-free electricity to residents and businesses in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties through the Community Choice Energy (CCE) model established by the State of California. MBCP anticipates serving electricity to customers beginning spring 2018.
The CCE model enables communities to choose clean-source power at a cost equivalent to PG&E while retaining PG&E’s role in maintaining power lines and providing customer service. The CCE model helps ensure local economic vitality because surplus revenues that would normally flow to PG&E will stay in the community.
Current PG&E customers will be automatically enrolled in MBCP. All “exit fees” charged by PG&E will be absorbed by MBCP at the time of enrollment. Currently available PG&E programs, such as energy efficiency programs and CARE, will continue to be accessible by MBCP customers.
Formed in March 2017, Monterey Bay Community Power is a joint powers authority, governed by a Policy Board and an Operations Board, each of which includes eleven members. All board meetings are open to the public, with agendas posted in advance.