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 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. Central Coast Community Energy 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, 3CE 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, 3CE has enrolled 33 communities throughout the Central Coast. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, 3CE provided immediate financial relief by deferring $22.4M in generation charges for all customers. 3CE 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 3CE, also known as Community Choice Energy (3CE) 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

3CE 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 & General Counsel

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Jaya Bajpai

Chief Financial & Data Analytics Officer

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Hilary Staver​

Director of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs

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Dennis Dyc-O’Neal​

Director of Power Supply Resources

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Owen Lee

Director of Finance

Catherine Stedman

Director of Communications
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Jon Griesser

Director of Energy Programs

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Mi Ra Park

Director of Human Resources & Administrative Services

Administration

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Heather Vowell

Executive Assistant/Board Clerk

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Administrative Operations Associate

Chelsey Ripley

Administrative Assistant

Cynthia Quiane

Administrative Assistant

Energy Account Services

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Lina Williams

Manager of Energy Account Services

Gabe Ruiz

Key Accounts Specialist

Susan Davison

Key Accounts Specialist

Jerri Strickland

Energy Account Specialist

Jenna Espinosa

Energy Account Specialist

Patty Cruz

Energy Public Engagement Associate

Oswaldo Martinez

Energy Public Engagement Associate

Energy Programs

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Dan Bertoldi

Manager of Energy Programs

Tony Pastore

Manager of Energy Business Development

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Kevin Miller

Energy Programs Analyst

Tessa Tobar

Energy Programs Analyst

Data and Finance

Thomas White

Energy Accountant

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Mary Ann Hernandez

Analyst, Data Management

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Liz Dunsmoor

Data Analyst

Information Technology (IT)

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David Wing

IT Manager

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Jon Tobar

IT Support Specialist

Marketing & Communications

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Peter Berridge

Manager of Energy Communications

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Leslie Madarang

Energy Marketing Specialist

Power Services

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Jeremy Clark

Manager of Energy Trading

Anamika Singh

Power Supply Analyst

Regulatory and Legislative Affairs

Brian Kimball

Policy Advisor & Associate Counsel