Central Coast CCA Development

MBCP's Central Coast Expansion Philosophy

MBCP’s geographic service area will be limited to Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.  MBCP staff believes that similar strategic benefits exist within the Central Coast and will not pursue additional regions to the north or east. MBCP will continue to support the establishment of CCAs in areas where community choice energy is not yet an option to ratepayers.

California’s Central Coast spanning from Santa Cruz County in the North to Santa Barbara County in the South, has a rich connection through its key industries such as agricultural, government, tourism and hospitality, healthcare and education, transportation infrastructure, geography, rural setting, demographics and coastal climate.

Status of City and County Enrollments

City/County Current Status Next Step Enrollment Date
San Luis Obispo MBCP Approved San Luis Obispo as a JPA Member Enrollment period begins November, 2019 January, 2020
Morro Bay MBCP Approved Morro Bay as a JPA Member Enrollment period begins November, 2019 January, 2020
Grover Beach Resolution/Ordinance received by MBCP MBCP to approve Grover Beach as a JPA member Early 2021
Del Rey Oaks Resolution/Ordinance received by MBCP MBCP to approve Del Rey Oaks as a JPA member Early 2021
Paso Robles Resolution/Ordinance received by MBCP MBCP to approve Del Rey Oaks as a JPA member​ Early 2021
Pismo Beach Resolution/Ordinance received by MBCP MBCP to approve Pismo Beach as a JPA member Early 2021
Guadalupe 7/23/19 First reading of the resolution 8/27/19 Second reading of the resolution Early 2021
Arroyo Grande​ 6/25/19 Second Reading of the Resolution MBCP to approve Arroyo Grande as a JPA member​ January, 2021
Santa Maria 5/21/19 Presentation 8/20/19 First reading of the Resolution and Ordinance Early 2021
Santa Barbara County 8/13/19 Second reading of the resolution MBCP to approve Santa Barbara County as a JPA member Early 2021
San Luis Obispo County Conducting independent financial analysys for a potential September 10th vote N/A N/A
Atascadero 7/9/19 Meeting to agendize joining MBCP Investigating MBCP, no current action N/A
Carpinteria 6/26/19 First Presentation 8/26/19 First reading of the Resolution and Ordinance Early 2021
Solvang 9/23/19 Adoption of Ordinance 10/19 Second reading of the Resolution and Ordinance Early 2021
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Roadmap for Joining MBCP

This is an opportunity for the City or County to provide a public setting through a council meeting or workshop where the community can learn more about Monterey Bay Community Power and the Community Choice Energy model.

These two items will allow for the City or County to formally adopt a resolution to join MBCP’s Joint Powers Authority (JPA) and introduce/read for the first time, an ordinance for the City of County approving MBCP’s JPA.  Here is the City of San Luis Obispo’s Resolution document. SLO and Morro Bay are joining MBCP January, 2020.

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