Monterey County Farm Bureau

Monterey Bay Community Power


In March 2018, Monterey Bay Community Power (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.

MBCP 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 MBCP customers still receive only one bill. CCA agencies already successfully serve customers clean energy at competitive prices throughout California and around the country.

Monterey Bay Community Power is expanding!  Municipalities and County agencies in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties are joining Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties, making MBCP the largest CCA in California.  Full participation is expect in ealry 2021.

MBCP is developing a program to assist with funding for electrification of agricutlural equipment such as well pumps.  Now in development with MBARD, the funding will supplement both Carl Moyer and FARMER program awards to help offset matching funds from the applicant.  More details on this program are expected in the second quarter of 2020.

For information about enrollment, rates and billing, service options and more, visit . For information about MBCP outreach or to inquire about hosting a workshop at your business, organization or community site, email

Monterey County Farm Bureau's Executive Director serves on the Community Advisory Council (CAC) that meets monthly to review MBCP programs and activities.