About Us

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ABOUT US

Your local, community-owned
electricity provider.

Central Coast Community Energy is a Community Choice Energy agency established by local communities to source clean and renewable electricity for Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties and now parts of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties while retaining your utility provider’s traditional role delivering power and maintaining electric infrastructure as well as billing. 

Central Coast Community Energy (CCCE) is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through local control of utility scale renewable electricity generation provided at competitive rates and the implementation of innovative energy programs that facilitate the electrification of the transportation and built environments. CCCE promotes long-term electric rate stability and energy security while reducing reliance on fossil fuels and stimulating the local economy. 

In its first first two years of operations, CCCE has contracted for 453.3 MW of long term eligible renewable resources and 192.7 MW of battery storage in furtherance of California’s 100% GHG-free by 2045 goal. Since beginning operations, CCCE has enrolled 33 communities throughout the Central Coast. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, CCCE provided immediate financial relief by deferring $22.4M in generation charges for all customers. CCCE has allocated over $12M toward energy program in addition to establishing a $25M Energy Resiliency program in response to the investor owned utilities Public Safety Power Shutoffs – and we are just getting started!

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Did you know? Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) like CCCE, also known as Community Choice Energy (CCCE) agencies, provide local control and local benefits to nearly 10 million customers in California alone, as well as communities throughout  Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio.

Meet Our Team

CCCE staff members are dedicated to serving the unique needs of our diverse community. We are excited to be embracing clean energy as the catalyst for continued economic and environmental benefits for the communities that we live and work in. 

Executive Team

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Tom Habashi

CEO

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Robert Shaw

Chief Operating Officer

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Jaya Bajpai

Chief Financial Officer

Hilary Staver​

Director of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs

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Dennis Dyc-O’Neal​

Director of Power Supply Resources

Catherine Stedman

Catherine Stedman

Director of Communications
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Jon Griesser

Director of Energy Programs

Administration

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Heather Vowell

Executive Assistant/Board Clerk

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Aracely Cardona

Senior Administrative Specialist

Chelsey Ripley

Administrative Specialist

Cynthia Quiane

Administrative Specialist

Customer Accounts and Services

Jenna Espinosa

Manager of Customer Accounts and Services

Gabe Ruiz

Senior Customer Accounts Manager

Jeff Railsback

        Customer Accounts Manager

Energy Programs

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Dan Bertoldi

Manager of Energy Programs

Tony Pastore

Member Agency Services Manager

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Kevin Miller

Energy Programs Analyst

Tessa Tobar

Energy Programs Analyst

Oswaldo Martinez

Energy Programs Specialist

Finance and Data

Thomas White

Accountant

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Mary Federico

Data Analyst

Liz Dunsmoor

Liz Dunsmoor

Data Analyst

Information Technology (IT)

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David Wing

Manager of IT

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Jon Tobar

IT Specialist

Communications

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Peter Berridge

Manager of Communications

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Lena Wallace

Communications Specialist

Power Supply Resources

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Jeremy Clark

Manager of Energy Trading

Anamika Singh

Power Supply Analyst

Regulatory and Legislative Affairs

Brian Kimball

General Counsel

Jerri Strickland

Jerri Strickland

Policy Advisor