Community Public Process for Joining 3CE

Joining 3CE

New customers typically like to know how their community opted to join 3CE. Each city and county underwent a comprehensive process of public engagement to ensure the public had time to weigh in about joining 3CE. It is required by law that each local government provide 2 noticed meetings for the following actions:
 
1) Adoption of resolution and waive and reading of the first ordinance
2) Second reading of the ordinance 
 
Adoption of the resolution authorizes the city or county to request membership with 3CEandauthorizes the Mayor or Board Chair to execute the joint powers authority agreement as amended with 3CE. Conducting two readings of the ordinance authorizes the city to participate in the 3CEcommunity choice aggregation program. 
 

Adoption of Resolution & Waive and First Reading of the First Ordinance

Second Reading of the Ordinance

Arroyo Grande City Council
Carpinteria City Council
Del Rey Oaks City Council
Goleta City Council
Grover Beach 
City Council
Guadalupe 
City Council
Paso Robles 
City Council
Pismo Beach 
City Council
Santa Maria 
City Council
Solvang 
City Council
Unincorporated Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors

Arroyo Grande City Council
Carpinteria City Council
Del Rey Oaks City Council
Goleta City Council
Grover Beach 
City Council
Guadalupe 
City Council
Paso Robles 
City Council
Pismo Beach 
City Council
Santa Maria 
City Council
Solvang 
City Council
Unincorporated Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors

Following the public readings of the ordinance, 3CE’s Policy Board must approve the new communities. The above communities were approved as a new Joint Powers Authority member of 3CE on December 4, 2019 making these communities eligible for service beginning in 2021. 

3CE Service Area

3CE’s geographic service area is currently limited to Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.  3CE staff believes that similar strategic benefits exist within the Central Coast and will not pursue additional regions to the north or east. 3CE will continue to support the establishment of CCAs in areas where community choice energy is  not yet an option to ratepayers. California’s Central Coast spanning from Santa Cruz County in the North to Santa Barbara County in the South, has a rich connection through its key industries such as agriculture, government, tourism and hospitality, healthcare and education, transportation infrastructure, geography, rural setting, demographics and coastal climate.

Enrollment Status in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties

3CE Currently Serves:
Counties of Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz, and the cities of Capitola, Carmel, Gonzales, Greenfield, Hollister, Marina,  Monterey, Morro Bay, Pacific Grove, Salinas, San Juan Bautista, San Luis Obispo, Sand City, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley,  Seaside, Soledad and Watsonville

 

Service Begins January 2021:
Cities of Arroyo Grande, Del Rey Oaks, Grover Beach, Guadalupe, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, Santa Maria and Solvang and Unincorporated Santa Barbara County
(PG&E Service Territory)

 

Service Begins October 2021:
Cities of Carpinteria, Goleta, Grover Beach, and Unincorporated Santa Barbara County
(SCE Service Territory)
 
Service Begins Early 2022:
Buellton