We’ve been busy making progress.

MBCP was not formed overnight. It took nearly four years of exhaustive technical feasibility studies and engagement with the communities that we serve before representatives from each city and county voted in favor of forming MBCP. Since then, we’ve been busy making progress towards our stated goals.

MBCP Milestones

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    California Energy Commission Issues grant to fund technical feasibility study for MBCP

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    Technical feasibility study

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    Technical feasibility study completed

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    3 Counties and 16 cities form the MBCP Joint Powers Authority agreement

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    August 2017

    MBCP Implementation Plan submitted to California Public Utilities Commission

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    March 2018

    MBCP launches commercial service

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    July 2018

    MBCP launches residential service

2018 Accomplishments:


Affordable Rates and Community Re-Investment

$4.4 million in cost savings returned to our community through rebates in 2018
97% enrollment  for customers choosing cleaner energy at a savings with MBCP
$1.25 million dedicated to local energy programs like EV incentives, EV charging stations & solar for affordable housing in 2019
150% increase in Net Surplus Compensation (NSC) rates for solar customers

Reduced Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions

Carbon-free electricity provided to 278,000 MBCP customers through MBchoice, our default service offering
100% eligible renewable electricity offering created for customers with higher renewable energy standards
An estimated 300,000 metric tons of GHG reduced through carbon-free electricity sources like wind, solar and hydroelectric
150MW of solar capacity plus 45 MW of storage: Contract for largest
solar-plus-storage project in California history

The Slate 1 Project in Kings County

Local Economic Stimulation

Created 19 local, full-time positions with benefits
Supported the creation of a local call center; moved out-of-state call center to Monterey
Executed $450k in contracts with local businesses
Hosted Cal-CCA 2018 Annual Meeting at the Asilomar Conference Center, bringing over 300 clean energy industry leaders to the Monterey Bay Region

Sponsored and supported over 140 community events and organizations

Secured $6 million in EV infrastructure funding for the Monterey Bay region via the California Energy Commission’s CALeVIP program
$825K for EV rebates and $100K for low-income solar installations