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Posted on: July 2, 2018

Your electricity service is about to get a lot greener!

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Monterey Bay Community Power is your official electricity provider, bringing you carbon-free electricity at rates lower than PG&E. You will see no change or interruption in your service. Learn more about the change and your options below:

A small change for you, a big impact for the community.
• Customers see no change or interruption in normal service
• MBCP’s rates match PG&E’s with no exception
• You receive a rebate on the electricity generation portion of your bill, a minimum of 3% in 2018
• Electricity will come from solar, wind and hydroelectric generation – no nuclear or greenhouse gas-emitting sources
• MBCP’s power portfolio meets state requirements for renewable energy

We want to make sure you understand the change and your options. Unless you opt out, the change is effective based on your meter read date in July 2018 for residential customers. Commercial customers were enrolled in March 2018.

What is MBCP?
Montemonterey bay community power logorey Bay Community Power (MBCP) is the new locally-controlled default electric generation service provider for all customers in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties.
As a community owned public agency, net revenues are reinvested in the tri-county region. Community Choice Energy allows communities to buy clean-source power at a cost lower
than PG&E, while retaining PG&E’s role in maintaining power lines and providing customer service. Profits that once went to PG&E shareholders will be returned to customers, who can choose to receive a rebate or reinvest in local nonprofits and renewable energy projects. We want to make sure you understand the change and your options. Unless you opt out, the change is effective based on your meter read date in July 2018 for residential customers. Commercial customers were enrolled in March 2018. 

How does it work? 
PG&E will continue to deliver the electricity from the grid to your home or business, maintain the power lines, read your meter, and send you a single, consolidated bill. The only change is an opportunity to choose between different energy options—for the first time ever – with an annual rebate. If your home or business is in a MBCP service area, you will be automatically enrolled in the program. 

Can I opt out?
You can choose to opt out and return to PG&E “bundled service” at anytime during the enrollment period by calling (888) 909-6227 or at There is no fee to opt out before enrollment or within 60 days after MBCP service starts. Modest fees of $5/residential and $25/commercial account apply thereafter. Resources Toll Free Number: 1-888-809-6227 Email:

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