Monterey County Farm Bureau

Central Coast Community Energy

PROVIDING ELECTRICTY TO THE MONTEREY BAY REGION

In March 2018, Central Coast Community Energy (3CE, 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.

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 is expanding!  Municipalities and County agencies in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties are joining Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties, making 3CE the largest CCA in California.  Full participation and enrollment is taking place in early 2021.


3CE developed a 2020 program to assist with funding for electrification of agricutlural equipment such as well pumps.  Under consideration for future availability in 2021, the funding will supplement both Carl Moyer and FARMER program awards to help offset matching funds from the applicant.  More details on the prior program can be found below:


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/


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.