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 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