Local governance issues push the launch of Monterey Bay Community Power back to 2018. The plan now will be to start making purchases in the California renewable energy markets sometime in 2017 to support a 2018 launch.
“The city of Monterey had originally planned to put the decision to join the JPA and start making renewable energy purchases on the agenda for a Sept. 20 City Council meeting. That action will now be shelved until 2017.”
A Green Alternative to PG&E is Being Proposed, Nick Rahaim, Monterey County Now, September 8, 2016.