Energy-Related Legislation and Regulatory Update

Monterey Bay Community Power created this page to keep our customers informed and to provide opportunities to learn more about energy policies and the regulatory and legislative process that shapes them.

The Community Choice Energy (CCE) model, also known as Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) has been growing quickly since the first CCA – MCE (formally Marin Clean Energy) – formed in 2008 and launched service in 2010. Since then, the energy market in California has evolved significantly and will continue to do so.

Facing competition from Investor-Owned Utilities, ambitious goals from California legislators and continued mandates from the California Public Utilities Commission, all CCAs have a vested interest in closely monitoring key regulatory and legislative issues. This page highlights some of the key issues and directs visitors to other valuable resources.



Power Charge Indifference Adjustment

The Power Charge Indifference Adjustment is the above market price that PG&E charges all of its customers. For PG&E bundled customers, that fee is part of their generation rates. For customers receiving generation service from MBCP, that fee is distinct and shown in the bill. The key fact is that MBCP generation rates combined with the PCIA is lower than PG&E rates charged to their bundled customers, for more information on PCIA, visit here. Please see CalCCA’s response to CPUC’s proposed decision here.

PCIA Action Item:

Please share your opinion with the CPUC about their upcoming decision on the PCIA:

Contact List  (E-Mail and Mail)

Editable Draft Letter/Email to the CPUC



Learn more about Community Choice Energy and the California energy market by visiting some of these websites:

CalCCA Regulatory and Legislative Platform

Center for Climate Protection

Clean Power Exchange

Lean Energy Aggregation Network