MBCP Signs 7th Renewable Energy Contract in Partnership with Silicon Valley Clean Energy

Scheduled to come online before the end of 2023, MBCP’s newest solar + battery storage project is set to begin serving 7-8% of our customers’ energy needs. The Aratina Solar Center will provide enough power for 93,000 homes and offset carbon emissions by approximately 430,000 metric tons each year, the equivalent of planting 7 million trees annually or removing 90,000 cars from the road.

“Securing renewable, reliable, affordable energy to power our community and support our clean energy goals is our top priority, and we have been proud to work with the state’s largest solar developer to ensure that we meet that goal,” said Tom Habashi, Chief Executive Officer of MBCP . “This large-scale, long-term solar project with storage launches us into an even stronger position in doing our part to reduce carbon emissions while meeting our customers’ needs.”

The Aratina Solar Center is being built in Kern County, California where 8minute has been a significant player in accelerating solar and storage development. This agreement marks MBCP’s 7th renewable energy contract in partnership with Silicon Valley Clean Energy and part of an ongoing effort to seek more renewable opportunities.


Want to learn more about the Aratina Solar Center?
Click here to read the press release.

MBCP Partners with Monterey Bay Air Resources District to Electrifying Our Community’s School Buses for a Cleaner, Healthier Monterey Bay Region

In partnership with Monterey Bay Air Resources District (MBARD), MBCP’s latest energy program is designed to fund 100% of costs to replace at least six traditional school buses with electric buses. MBCP dedicated $1.2 million in funding to add to MBARD’s existing electric school bus program. MBCP and MBARD share a goal of improving air quality and this powerful partnership reduces local greenhouse gas emissions for an annual program total of 120 MTCO2e, the equivalent of over 132,000 lbs. of coal burned each year by replacing six traditional school buses with electric buses. 

The Zero Emission School Bus Program helps ensure your school district has the opportunity to provide clean running electric transportation for our students in the community. MBCP will provide up to $200,000 per bus for at least six buses while MBARD leverages state funding for the remaining balance of each electric school bus through their ongoing program. 

Please click here for details found on our
MBCP Transportation Electrification Webpage