Electrifying Community Benefits
Through education and financial resources, 3CE Energy Programs assist our Central Coast Community with the switch from fossil fuels to clean energy alternatives.
Based on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions measures, focusing our Energy Programs on the transportation and building sectors will provide the greatest impact on reducing GHG emissions locally.
As 3CE launches energy programs to meet our community’s goals, we continue to collaborate and engage with stakeholders to develop and enhance our energy programs. 3CE accomplishes this through our FY 2021-22 Program Design Process. After this pilot year, we will be re-assessing our priorities annually and re-adjusting the design criteria as needed. Please see below for more information on our Program Design Process.
Community Reinvestment through Energy Programs
To learn more about how 3CE reinvests back into the community through our energy programs, please watch the video to the right.
Electrification Education Grant Program
BRIDGING THE GAP IN LOCAL ELECTRIFICATION BY EDUCATING CUSTOMERS, COMMUNITIES AND TRADES
3CE is expanding it’s community investment by providing $260,000 in electrification education grants to bridge the gap in our electrification and decarbonization goals.
3CE’s Electrification Education Grant Program is accepting applications for projects and programs that advance electrification education, outreach and/or workforce training and development within 3CE communities.
In order to achieve our greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals, central coast communities must rapidly transition from fossil fuel-based transportation and building energy-use towards clean electricity-based livelihood.
Why Electrify? With today’s clean and renewable energy sources, generating electricity on a large scale is no longer the source of pollution that it used to be. Getting more electric cars on the road and more homes, buildings and industrial sites off natural gas and onto electricity powered by clean and renewable sources will accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and give us an opportunity to rapidly reduce carbon emissions throughout the Central Coast.
In addition to environmental benefits, electrification provides cleaner air and water and often provides economic benefits such as reduced costs for vehicles, homes and businesses.
Program Design Process for FY 2021-22
3CE staff pre-screen Energy Programs concepts against Design Criteria to create “shortlist” of program concepts and receive public feedback.
Join 3CE staff to brainstorm and discuss potential energy programs.
Staff incorporates public feedback and builds out comprehensive FY 2021/22 Energy Program Workplan to inform FY 2021/22 budgeting efforts and provide a guide for implementation of energy programs beginning October 2021.
As a public agency and electricity generation provider, 3CE is uniquely positioned to research,
explore, pilot and launch innovative, scalable programs to accelerate the electrification
of California’s Central Coast.
Our Five-Year Energy Programs Road Map
3CE has built a comprehensive five-year Energy Programs road map to prioritize aggressive emission reductions while driving local economic development and stable, low electricity rates. In addition, as the region’s transportation and building stock switches from fuel to electricity, the program map aims to address community emergency preparedness and resiliency during times of power outages.