The Arrearage Management Program provides up to $8,000 total past due or “arrearage” forgiveness for 3CE and PG&E customers. Customers must be enrolled in PG&E’s California Alternate Rates for Energy Programs (CARE) or Family Electric Rate Assistance Program (FERA) to be eligible for AMP.
Customers must also owe at least $500 in arrearages, or $250 for gas-only customers, with some portion of the arrearage at least 90 days past due. At this time, Net energy Metering (NEM) customers are not eligible to participate in the AMP program.
How does the Arrearage Management Program Work?
Customers enrolled in AMP will receive forgiveness for 1/12 of their starting arrearage balance for every on-time payment of a current monthly bill, with a maximum possible amount of $8,000 in total forgiveness per 12-month period. Customers must make all 12 months of on-time payments to remain in the program. If a customer falls out of compliance, any amount previously forgiven is not forfeited.
Customers can call PG&E to enroll in the program at 1-800-743-5000.
With over $2.2 million in funding, 3CE’s New Construction Electrification Grant Program (NCEP) supports housing developers and wildfire impacted homeowners to build clean all-electric homes. The grant program has two tracks, one for developers of new all-electric Multi-Unit Dwelling and Single-Family Home housing projects, and another for homeowners impacted by the 2020 wildfire season in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties.
Developer Incentive Program
The NCEP Developer Incentive track is a competitive grant for developers who are planning new all-electric housing construction developments. Applications will be accepted through Monday, March 8th.
Homeowner Rebuild Program
3CE is proud to announce our Local Request for Proposals to solicit local renewable energy generation resources and/or energy storage resources within our service area across the Central Coast. Customers, landowners, and developers are welcome to review the RFP and submit a bid for potential projects of at least 20 MWs for locally-sited clean and renewable energy (can include storage) or stand-alone energy storage systems of 1 MW or larger without the need for entitlements or a position in the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) queue for interconnection.
Deadline for submissions: February 17, 2021 at 5:00 pm.
All questions and bids shall be emailed to PSsolicitations@3CE.org
3CE staff encourages all customers and advocates to share this information with relevant stakeholders who may have access to developers or potential sites that meet RFP criteria. We look forward to exploring the potential of expanding clean and renewable resources along the Central Coast.
3CE wants to give a warm welcome to the cities of Arroyo Grande, Del Rey Oaks, Grover Beach, Guadalupe, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, Santa Maria, Solvang and Northern Santa Barbara County as they near enrollment with 3CE in January 2021. We are excited to share the economic and environmental benefits of clean energy and local control with our neighboring communities. More communities joining 3CE means greater benefits for all!
“Our expansion to serve 11 new communities in Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties marks an important transition in 3CE’s development as a community choice energy agency,” shares 3CE CEO, Tom Habashi. “This expansion led to a name change, a larger board and most importantly a new direction and a real commitment to renewable energy. In 2021, 3CE will be serving 4 counties and 29 cities along California’s Central Coast.”