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


MBCP staff and board members enjoyed celebrating 130 years of the Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce (SCCCC) at their annual gala event where MBCP was honored as the recipient of the 2019 Organization of the Year Award! 
Please enjoy the SCCCC’s video covering MBCP earning this esteemed accomplishment in its second year of operation.

Affordable Rates and Community Re-Investment

18.4 million in estimated cost savings returned to our community since March 2018
96% enrollment  for customers choosing cleaner energy at a savings with MBCP
$5.5 million dedicated to local energy programs like EV incentives, EV charging stations & solar for affordable housing to date
150% increase in Net Surplus Compensation (NSC) rates for NEM solar & wind customers

Reduced Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions

Carbon-free electricity supported on behalf of  302,000 MBCP customers across 21 communities with MBchoice, our default service offering
100% eligible renewable electricity service offering MBprime created for customers with higher renewable energy standards
An estimated 560,000 metric tons of GHG reduced through our carbon-free electricity power mix sources such as wind, solar and hydroelectric to date
150MW of solar capacity plus 45 MW of storage contract for
CA solar-plus-storage project 

Local Economic Stimulation


Created over 20 local, full-time positions with benefits

Supported the creation of a local call center; moved out-of-state call center to Monterey

Executed hundreds of thousands  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 $7 million in EV infrastructure funding for the Monterey Bay region via the California Energy Commission’s CALeVIP program