Monterey Bay Community Power is a regional project on the Central Coast of California among local government agencies that aims to provide electricity to residents and businesses throughout Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties through the new Community Choice Energy (CCE) model.
CCE enables communities to choose clean-source power at a cost equivalent to PG&E, while retaining PG&E’s role in maintaining power lines and providing customer service. The CCE model helps ensure local economic vitality because money from rates paid by local customers stays local. Surplus revenues that would normally flow to PG&E will stay in the community to help fund renewable energy projects, create jobs and stimulate the economy.
Greenpower is a formal ambassador for Monterey Bay Community Power and the only nonprofit on its Outreach Team. Since the beginning of 2016, we have worked intensely to lobby government officials throughout the Monterey Bay area about the value of MBCP. We have also been chiefly responsible for MBCP outreach to faith and Hispanic communities.