Monterey County Farm Bureau

Central Coast Community Energy

PROVIDING ELECTRICTY TO THE MONTEREY BAY REGION

In March 2018, Central Coast Community Energy (CCCE, formerly MBCP) began providing electricity customers in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties with clean, carbon-free power at a lower cost than PG&E.  Expansion of this agency now includes San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.

3CE is a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) agency established by local communities to source carbon-free electricity while retaining PG&E’s traditional role delivering power and maintaining electric infrastructure.  PG&E will continue to charge for transmission and distribution costs as well as provide billing and customer support services, so 3CE customers still receive only one bill. CCA agencies already successfully serve customers clean energy at competitive prices throughout California and around the country.


Central Coast Community Energy (CCCE) is a public agency that sources competitively priced electricity from clean and renewable energy resources. CCCE is locally controlled and governed by board members who represent each community served by the agency. Revenue generated by CCCE stays local and helps keep electricity rates affordable for customers, while also funding innovative energy programs designed to lower greenhouse gas emissions and stimulate economic development. CCCE serves more than 400,000 customers throughout the Central Coast, including residential, commercial and agricultural customers in communities located within Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz counties. Learn more at  3CEnergy.org.


For information about enrollment, rates and billing, service options and more, visit https://3cenergy.org/. For information about 3CE agricultural programs and outreach, visit https://3cenergy.org/agricultural-services/


Vendor Registry

Central Coast Community Energy (CCCE) has created a Vendor Registry; the goal of the directory is to increase the economic benefit of CCCE to these organizations by aligning our supplier diversity goals and initiatives with our procurement policies. The CCCE small and local supplier registry is an essential first step designed to increase awareness around vendor opportunities and identify barriers to small and local business participation.


Monterey County Farm Bureau's Executive Director serves on the Community Advisory Council (CAC) that meets seven times annually to review CCCE programs and operational activities.  At the June 2020 meeting, Farm Bureau Executive Director Norm Groot was elected as Chair of this committee.