2021 Enrollment

What to expect with Central Coast Community Energy

      • A choice when it comes to your electricity needs
      • Clean and renewable energy at competitive rates
      • Local community reinvestment supporting clean energy solutions
Communities within San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties have chosen 3CE to be their primary electricity provider. All eligible electricity customers in these communities will begin service with 3CE throughout 2021, with no action required. 
Service Began January 2021Cities of Arroyo Grande, Del Rey Oaks, Grover Beach, Guadalupe, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, Santa Maria and Solvang and Unincorporated Northern Santa Barbara County – (PG&E Service Territory) 
Service Begins October 2021: Cities of Carpinteria, Goleta and Unincorporated Southern Santa Barbara county will begin service in October 2021 (SCE Service Territory)
CCCE will enroll SCE customers under the SCE minus rate model providing a 2% discount off of electric generation rates. 
Service Begins January 2022: City of Buellton

How did my community join 3CE? New customers with questions about how and when their community joined 3CE, please find details about the process and links to meetings here. 

About 3CE and the Community Choice Energy Community

Central Coast Community Energy is one of 24 Community Choice Energy (CCE) agencies currently serving more than 10 million customers across California.
CCEs have quickly become the primary way Californians support clean energy at competitive rates.
CCEs establish local control, choice, competitive rates, clean and renewable energy advancement, and deliver impactful energy programs to local communities.  Learn more about CCEs here: cal-cca.org

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3CE Service Offerings

All new 3CE customers are enrolled in our 3Cchoice service offering, with electricity generated by clean and renewable sources such as wind, solar and geothermal.

3Cchoice
 procures electricity from clean and renewable energy as part of the effort to put more clean energy on the grid, and less greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. 3Cchoice will reach 60% clean and renewable by 2025 and 100% clean and renewable by 2030. 3Cchoice requires no action to be enrolled. 
 
3Cprime supports 100% California eligible renewable energy generated solely from solar and wind, promoting the health of our oceans and our air.  3Cprime is available to all customers at an added cost of .8¢/kilowatt hour.  You can choose 3Cprime and support 100% renewable energy by visiting 3Cenergy.org/opt-over. Customers enrolling in October of 2021 are able to choose 3Cprime beginning August 1, 2021. 

October 2021 Enrollment Webinars for the SCE Service Area

Enrolling Community Public Forum

Residents in Goleta, Carpinteria, and Santa Barbara County in the SCE service area are invited to attend a virtual educational forum to learn more about Central Coast Community Energy and the new choices you have as an energy customer. During this workshop, you will view a staff presentation followed by a Q&A where you may receive answers to questions directly from staff.
Residential / Spanish
Thursday, Sept 9th / 6-7pm
Residential / English
Tuesday, Sept 14th / 6-7pm
Residential / English
Tuesday, Nov 16th / 6-7pm
Residential / Spanish
Thursday, Nov 18th / 6-7pm

Energize your Business with Central Coast Community Energy

Businesses in Goleta, Carpinteria, and Santa Barbara County in the SCE service area are invited to attend a virtual educational forum to learn more about Central Coast Community Energy and what choices you have as an energy customer. During this workshop, you will get the answers to questions frequently asked by new customers during enrollment and speak directly with staff from the agency.
Commercial & Agricultural
 Tuesday, August 31st / 4-5:30pm
Commercial & Agricultural
Tuesday, Nov 9th / noon-1:30pm

Central Coast Community Energy Customer Service

For customers within SCE Service Territory:
E-Mail SouthSupport@3CE.org

 

For customers within PG&E Service Territory:
E-Mail: NorthSupport@3CE.org

Mailed Notifications:

October 2021 Enrollment

Enrolling communities can expect to receive a total of four mailers beginning in August 2021.
   
Two mailers will be received before service begins in October 2021, and two mailers will be receive after the start of service. 
Eligible customer mailer notification schedule and ADA compliant PDFs for download as they become available:
 
        • August
        • September
        • November 
        • December

COMPETITIVE PRICING

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Competitive Rates

3CE purchases clean and renewable energy and funds millions in local energy programs for customers while maintaining competitive rates for electric generation service.

CLEAN ENERGY

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Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction

3CE’s local energy programs electrify transportation, building and agricultural equipment, improving local air quality
 
3CE is on a path to reach 100% clean and renewable energy by 2030 on behalf of the communities we serve

LOCAL INVESTMENT

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Community Investment

As your local public agency, 3CE reinvests in the communities it serves through local energy programs, competitive rates and local contracts. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Committed to providing clean energy at competitive rates, Central Coast Community Energy replaces your utility provider’s role in sourcing electricity. Central Coast Community Energy determines how and where your electricity is generated, sourcing electricity from clean and renewable energy sources while your utility provider continues to deliver electricity and maintain electric infrastructure along with billing and customer service.
You will continue to receive one PG&E or SCE bill with Central Coast Community Energy Electric Generation Charges taking the place of your utility provider’s charges for electric generation. You will see a new line item on the first page of your bill, and a new Central Coast Community Energy page. Rest assured, these are not new or extra charges. Central Coast Community Energy is simply taking the place of your utility provider as your electricity generation provider.
October 2021 Enrollment begins 60 days prior to your October SCE statement date/meter read date and extends through 60 days past your October statement date. Enrollment is free and requires no action. Central Coast Community Energy mails notices using various media to ensure a high open-rate. Notice 1 is to be mailed in August, notice 2 is to be mailed in September. This October, your service begins with Central Coast Community Energy. In November, you will receive your first PG&E or SCE bill that includes Central Coast Community Energy charges for electric generation. You will also receive notice 3. You will receive the final notice in December. In addition to the required mailers, Central Coast Community Energy is conducting an extensive outreach effort including advertisements, social media including paid promotions, partnering with enrolling communities, local chambers and other community organizations and offering public forums and office hours virtually.
Following the enrollment of the cities of San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay, interest in Central Coast Community Energy grew throughout the cities and counties on the Central Coast.
Each city and county enrolling with 3CE underwent a comprehensive process of public engagement to ensure the public had an opportunity to weigh in about joining 3CE. It is required by law that each local government provide 2 noticed meetings for the following actions:
 
1) Adoption of resolution and waive and reading of the first ordinance
2) Second reading of the ordinance 
Central Coast Community Energy will enroll all NEM customers in January, 2022. Your NEM account(s) will be trued up on your January meter-read date. You will receive two mailed notices in the two months prior to your enrollment, as well as two additional notices in the two months following your enrollment. Click here for more NEM information.

100% Clean and Renewable by 2030

In September of 2020, 3CE adopted an exciting new pathway  to 100% clean and renewable energy by 2030 through new renewable projects. 
3CE’s interim goal is to achieve 60% clean and renewable energy by 2025 which is 5 years ahead of the state’s renewable energy goal. 
 
3CE has already contracted for over $1 billion in clean and renewable energy projects and expects to invest a total of $4 billion by 2030 with this new pathway. 

 

 This pathway is expected to create more green jobs and contribute to a greater reduction of greenhouse gas emissions for the State while ensuring competitive and stable rates for our customers.

Energizing Economic and Environmental Progress for the Central Coast

By sourcing clean electricity on behalf of the communities it serves, 3CE has already made significant gains in these areas and we look forward to continuing this progress throughout the Central Coast region at a greater and more accelerated scale. Thank you for choosing 3CE and all the benefits we have to offer!

 

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Did you know? With 3CE you support clean and renewable energy while enjoying competitive rates and gaining access to local energy program funding.

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Income qualified programs:  Programs such as CARE, FERA and Medical Baseline continue seamlessly as a 3CE customer.

Central Coast Community Energy Customer Service

For customers within SCE Service Territory:
E-Mail SouthSupport@3CE.org

 

For customers within PG&E Service Territory:
E-Mail: NorthSupport@3CE.org

January 2021 Enrollment Mailers

Enrolling communities can expect to receive a total of four mailers beginning in November 2020.
   
Two mailers will be received before service begins in January 2021, and two mailers will be receive after the start of service. 
Eligible customer mailer notification schedule and ADA compliant PDFs for download as they become available: