How 3CE Works
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Thirty-five communities joined Central Coast Community Energy (3CE) with the shared goal of gaining more control over their electricity needs: to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support the growth of clean and renewable energy, and access additional economic and environmental benefits.
Are You A Central Coast Community Energy Customer?
3CE serves 95% of the population throughout Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara counties.
Many community members are 3CE customers without realizing it.
PG&E Customers: Customers receive a bill from PG&E, the 3CE service costs are integrated on this bill. Refer to page one of your electric bill, if there is a line on “Your Account Summary” reading “Central Coast Community Energy Electric Generation Charges,” you are a 3CE customer.
SCE Customers: Customers receive a bill from SCE, the 3CE service costs are integrated on this bill. Refer to the “Supply/Generation” page of your electric bill. The top right of this page will indicate who supplies your energy. If the page reads “Central Coast Community Energy supplies your energy,” you are a 3CE customer.
You can also give 3CE a call at 1-877-455-2223.
What is “community choice” energy?
3CE follows the Community Choice Aggregator or “CCA” model, a community-focused, not-for-profit model that allows for greater commitment to clean and renewable energy while supporting community reinvestment for affordable and fair rates and equitable access to clean-energy resources.
More than 11 million Californians are served by 24 community choice energy agencies, accounting for nearly a quarter of the state’s electricity load. Collectively, CCAs are significantly contributing to a cleaner, more reliable grid.