About Monterey Bay Community Power

Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) is a JPA (Joint Powers Authority) formed in 2017 in order 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.

The Monterey Bay Community Power JPA was formed as a result of the work of the MBCP Project Development Advisory Committee (PDAC). Formed in 2013, the PDAC was a region-wide collaborative partnership comprised of all 21 local governments within the greater Monterey Bay area, including the Counties of Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito and all 18 cities located within. The partnership also included Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District, Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority and Monterey Regional Waste Management District. 


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