New information — Affordable Rates

CCCE and your utility provider (PG&E or SCE) partner to generate and deliver electricity across the Central Coast region as well as provide customers with their complete billing information.



Your utility provider delivers
customer-usage data to CCCE


CCCE sends back the electric generation charges


Your utility provider incorporates CCCE charges into your final bill

Central Coast Community Energy Electric Generation Charges

The CCCE Electric Generation Charges may look like a new or extra charge, but you’ve always paid electric generation charges, along with the Franchise Fee and PCIA Charge. But you never knew it because these costs were hidden inside PG&E or SCE’s Bundled Services Charge.

Now that CCCE is responsible for how and where your electricity is generated, these charges have been broken out as separate line items. Just one of the ways that CCCE is providing customers like you more transparency and accountability.

Remember, your utility provider has always charged for both electric generation and delivery. Now you save money with CCCE providing your electric generation. 


Did you know? If your electricity costs have increased, it is likely due to seasonal changes in energy use or extended use of certain appliances at more expensive times of day as well as potential changes to a utility provider’s gas and electric rates. CCCE rates continue to be competitive and affordable for our customers. 


Clean energy at a lower cost.

In 2018 and 2019, CCCE matched the utility providers’ electric generation rates, providing a periodic cost savings to customers through a CCCE rebate applied to customer’s electric bill. As of January 2020, customers now receive their CCCE cost savings directly on their monthly bill through a lower electric generation rate.  

CCCE provided $4.4 million in savings in 2018 compared to what its customers would have paid your utility provider, and that number increased to $12.7 million in savings for 2019.

If your feel CCCE is costing you more money, give us a call so we can walk you through rates and billing. You may also explore more information in the Understanding Your Bill section below.


Review the CCCE rates below or contact one of our local Customer Service Energy Advisors to learn more about your rates or how you can conserve energy and save money. 


Did you know? If your electricity costs have increased, it is likely due to seasonal changes in energy use or changes to a utility provider’s gas and electric rates. CCCE rates will never cost more than your utility provider and CCCE will always deliver a cost-savings through our rebate.

Understanding Your Bill


Want to take a closer look at your bill? Contact our local Customer Service Energy Advisors at
888-909-6227 or review the video and sample bills below. 

Please note, the video and sample bills were created while Central Coast Community Energy was still Monterey Bay Community Power.
These elements will be updated shortly.

A History of Cost Savings


Rate Assistance Programs

CCCE supports all customers and wants to remind our customers that you may be eligible for rate assistance programs such as CARE, FERA and Medical Baseline. You may be eligible to receive up to 20% off your bill. 
CARE, FERA, HEAP and Medical Baseline is available to Central Coast Community Energy customers, as well as PG&E or SCE customers, and provides the same discount regardless of enrollment with Central Coast Community Energy or your utility provider. Customers enrolled in Central Coast Community Energy continue to receive their CARE, FERA, HEAP and Medical Baseline discount within their PG&E delivery charges; there is no need to reapply with Central Coast Community Energy. New CARE, FERA and Medical Baseline enrollments or renewals must still be done through PG&E’s or SCE’s customer service center or website.
  • To learn more about CARE/FERA, please visit this website.
  • To learn more about Medical Baseline, please visit this website.
Are you struggling to pay your electric bills and potentially could be disconnected? Central Coast Energy Services LIHEAP program provides residential customers with financial support.