From MBCP to CCCE

Name Change Update

September 4, 2020

Monterey Bay Community Power Has a New Name.

 

Introducing Central Coast Community Energy (CCCE)!


New Name. Same Great Service!

 
This new name reflects our expanded service area now covering 33 communities, including additional communities in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties as well as Del Rey Oaks in Monterey County starting in early 2021. These communities join our existing service area in Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties. This will unify access to clean energy and local control for over 400,000 residential, commercial and agricultural customers on the Central Coast.
 
Your service will not be impacted by this change. The current MBCP Electric Generation Charges on your statement will be renamed as CCCE Electric Generation Charges. Our commitment to local control and competitively priced electricity from clean and renewable energy sources remains the same.

Name Change FAQs

The new name reflects our expanded service area from Santa Cruz County to Santa Barbara County. It more accurately represents the region we will serve which includes 29 cities and 4 counties.
The new name went into effect this September 2020. Customers will begin to see the name change reflected on their utility statement in October and November. The CCCE website is updated to reflect the name change, along with collateral and marketing materials. Starting September 4, 2020 all board meetings will be conducted under the board approved name “Central Coast Community Energy”.  
Rates will not be impacted by the name change. CCCE will continue to provide a 2% discount compared to your utility provider’s rates for the rest of 2020 and look at delivering greater benefits through our cost of service model in late 2021.
The name change will not impact your service from MBCP.  Your current MBCP Electric Generation Charges will be replaced by CCCE Electric Generation Charges.  Our commitment to local control and competitively priced electricity from clean and renewable energy sources remains the same.
No, you will continue to receive billing and updates as you have previously. Starting in September, the information will come from Central Coast Community Energy. Our website address will also be changing in September to www.3Cenergy.org.
MBCP 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 and Goleta, and Unincorporated Santa Barbara County (SCE Service Territory)

Service Begins Early 2022:
Buellton

11 new jurisdictions place their seals on the wall

Name Change Timeline

February 2017
The Monterey Bay Community Power Authority (“MBCP”) forms in the counties of Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito and most cities therein. 
December 2018
MBCP’s Policy Board of Directors adopts a resolution approving the inclusion of cities of San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay.
December 2019
The Policy Board of Directors adopts a resolution approving the inclusion of the County of Santa Barbara and the Cities of Del Rey Oaks, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, Grover Beach, Arroyo Grande, Santa Maria, Guadalupe, Goleta, Carpinteria, and Solvang.
January 2020
Cities of San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay begin service with MBCP
June 2020
The Policy Board of Directors adopts a resolution to change MBCP’s name to Central Coast Community Energy effective September 2020.
July 2020
MBCP’s name change campaign notifying customers begins.
September 2020
Monterey Bay Community Power officially changes its name to Central Coast Community Energy, and the new website will switch to www.3Cenergy.org.
October and November 2020
MBCP customers will begin seeing CCCE as their electricity generation provider on their utility bill.
January 2021
Service begins for: 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)