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Community Choice Energy – A Small Town Turnaround

Community Choice Energy – A Small Town Turnaround By Alison Kerr, Mayor of Del Rey Oaks In the spring of 2017, Del Rey Oaks made a name for itself when our city council voted against the opportunity to join Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP).  We held the dubious distinction of being one of only two cities […]

Grover Beach, Paso Robles vote to join Monterey Bay Community Power

The Grover Beach and Paso Robles city councils took their first official steps to join Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) the week of May 20—kicking off what’s expected to be a countywide exodus from PG&E to the northernly public electricity provider over the next few months. Both city councils voted to adopt first readings of ordinances to […]

Monterey Bay Community Power is looking to expand as far south as Santa Barbara County.

Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties pooled together their electricity buying power, founding Monterey Bay Community Power in 2017. Now, that agency is scaling up with expansion envisioned for all of San Luis Obispo County and possibly as far south as portions of Santa Barbara County. The pitch to local officials in these areas […]

SLO wants to use water from Nacimiento pipeline to generate electricity

The California Energy Commission is offering the city of San Luis Obispo a $3 million loan to build a 261-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system as well as a 264-kilowatt hydroelectric generation system — both located at the city water treatment plant on Stenner Creek Road behind Cal Poly. By generating its own power at the treatment […]

Del Rey Oaks moves to join Monterey Bay Community Power

DEL REY OAKS – The city of Del Rey Oaks has approved joining Monterey Bay Community Power, adding to the list of Monterey Peninsula cities and regional jurisdictions that have joined the Community Choice Aggregation program. City Council bypassed a resolution in the first reading of an ordinance required for membership said Del Rey Oaks […]

Agencies launch Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Incentive Program

MONTEREY — Officials from Monterey Bay Community Power and Monterey Bay Air Resources District announced the launch of the Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Incentive Program Wednesday, with electric vehicles available on site for test drives. “We’re really excited to be a vehicle in partnership with other agencies like (Monterey Bay Air Resources District) to make […]

Grover Beach City Council discusses Community Choice Energy program

The Grover Beach City Council is considering an energy plan that could potentially save customers hundreds of thousands of dollars. The council received information about the concept of Community Choice Energy, or CCE, and Monterey Bay Community Power on Monday. During the meeting, officials said the program could save the residents upwards of $820,000 over […]

Pushing the future: Two SLO County cities join a clean energy program

Our region has a tremendous opportunity to develop and benefit from a clean local energy economy. In support of this, we are thrilled to announce that community choice energy is coming to Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. Starting in January of 2020, if you are a resident of or operate a business in either […]

More cities explore Community Choice Energy

Following the lead of San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay, more SLO County cities are now in talks with Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) about becoming partner agencies—as the budding public electricity provider looks to expand south. J.R. Killigrew, director of communications for MBCP, gave presentations to the Paso Robles City Council on April 2 […]

Navy may oppose wind farms off Morro Bay — but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen

The dream of Morro Bay as a new hub of offshore renewable energy production in California could be over before it even gets its sea legs — or it could just be ramping up. The Navy is expected to make an announcement in the coming weeks on whether it will support fields of 700-foot floating wind turbines […]