March Overview
Latest News
CAPP Bill Credits Begin

Slate Solar + Storage Project Reaches Commercial Operation

Supplier Diversity Report and Annual Plan

CCCE is Hiring


Energy Programs
Electrify Your Ride
“Walk the Talk” CCCE Employee Switches to Electric

Central Coast Community Energy Partners with Switch Is On Electrification Campaign


Upcoming Events
Board Meetings

Rate Change Webinar
Great News! CCCE is working with the local community to reduce regional emissions and build new, local, clean energy resources. The Slate Solar + Storage project, which formally launched this week in Kings County, California, is the first of CCCE’s major investments in the development of new sources of long-term renewable power to reach commercial operation. CCCE submitted its second annual Supplier Diversity Report and Annual Plan to the California Public Utilities Commission. The report highlights several new initiatives to support small, local, and diverse business enterprises seeking to do business with the community choice aggregator.
CCCE’s Energy Programs team is working directly with CCCE customers by providing rebates and incentives to electrify their homes or business. In this fiscal year alone, CCCE is making $14 million available to customers through Energy Program rebates and incentives:




Read below for details and exciting updates!
PG&E's California Arrearage Payment Program (CAPP) Bill Credits Begin
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) customers who qualify for the California Arrearage Payment Program (CAPP) can expect a one-time bill credit on their energy utility bill. Payments began in February and continue this month. The Department of Community Services and Development established the CAPP program in the 2021-2022 state budget to help residential customers reduce past due energy balances accrued during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program assists energy customers that had a past due balance of 60 days or more between the dates of March 4, 2020 though June 15, 2021. Customers do not need to apply.  
Slate Solar + Storage Project Reaches Commercial Operation
One of the largest integrated solar and energy storage projects in California is now serving Central Coast Community Energy, Bay Area Rapid Transit, Silicon Valley Clean Energy, Stanford University, and the Power and Water Resources Pooling Authority. Canadian Solar’s fully-owned subsidiary, Recurrent Energy developed the Slate solar plus storage project in Kings County. The 390 solar plus 561 MWh storage project is expected to produce enough electricity to power about 126,000 households in California. Of all the Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) CCCE has signed, and among all the PPAs that are associated with new renewable energy projects, Slate is the first to reach commercial operation.  
Supplier Diversity Report and Annual Plan
Central Coast Community Energy (CCCE) submitted its second annual Supplier Diversity Report and Annual Plan to the California Public Utilities Commission. In the past year, CCCE has launched several new initiatives to support small, local, diverse business enterprises seeking to do business with the community choice aggregator. CCCE is proud that almost 30% of its $3.4 million in non-energy procurement spending in 2021 was with local vendors based within its 33-member agency jurisdictions. 
Central Coast Community Energy is Hiring!
Central Coast Community Energy Customers are Saving Big on Electric Vehicles (EVs) and EV Chargers through CCCE’s Electrify Your Ride Program 
There has never been a better time to save on electric-powered transportation. With CCCE’s local Electrify Your Ride program, Central Coast Community Energy is providing CCCE customers up to $4,000 in rebates toward purchased or leased, new or pre-owned electric vehicles (EVs), motorcycles, and bicycles.
Plus, up to $4,700 toward purchase and installation of chargers to power up EVs at homes including labor and related electric panel updates or replacement, as part of a CCCE Energy Program “readiness” measure designed to prepare customers for more all-electric conversions such as appliances and water heaters. Combined with other state and federal incentives, CCCE customers can save thousands more! Electrify Your Ride today and save at the gas pump tomorrow.
"Walk the Talk": CCCE Employee Electrifies Heat Pump Water Heater
Meet Dan Bertoli. He is the Manager of Energy Programs at Central Coast Community Energy (CCCE) and lives in Marina, CA. In his home, he recently replaced his 13-year-old gas heat pump water heater with an electric model. “I participated in the TECH Clean California program and worked with a great contractor to replace my heat pump water heater,” Bertoli said. “My old gas heat pump water heater cost about $400 per year to operate. My new electric one costs about $113 per year and is more efficient.”
Bertoli installed a 200-amp electrical panel last year in his home to accommodate his electric vehicle charger. He said the panel made it easy to handle the electric heat pump water heater. “It feels good to go electric and reduce my home’s greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint.”
Central Coast Community Energy Partners with Switch Is On Electrification Campaign
Central Coast Community Energy (CCCE) has announced its partnership with the statewide Switch Is On campaign, part of a unified effort to help CCCE customers and all Californians make the switch from natural-gas-powered appliances and building infrastructure to all-electric solutions.
Transportation, buildings, and related energy use are the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions in the state. The Switch Is On campaign not only aims to educate and raise awareness about electrification, but to help California households and businesses save money and employ qualified contractors when converting from gas-powered to all-electric appliances. Additionally, Switch Is On invites interested contractors to register with its TECH program and gain access to significant contractor rebates, incentives, and workforce development and training resources.
Upcoming Board Meetings

An Invitation for Community Collaboration from Central Coast Community Energy

In an effort to continuously connect with customers Central Coast Community Energy encourages public participation in the following meetings. Meetings are currently held on Zoom with available dial-in options and attendees may provide live public comment through Zoom or by submitting public comments in advance via email at publiccomment@3ce.org. Sign up to receive public board meeting notices that include the meeting details here.
Community Advisory Council 
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 4:00PM 

Operations Board of Directors  
 Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 10:30AM 
Central Coast Community Energy Webinars 

Central Coast Community Energy Rate Change

Central Coast Community Energy (CCCE) electric generation rates will no longer be calculated as a percentage of PG&E rates. As directed and approved by our Board of Directors made up of your local elected representatives, CCCE will provide straightforward, stable rates that are based solely on the cost of serving our residential commercial, agricultural, and industrial customers. For More Information, Click Here.
Join CCCE staff for an upcoming informational webinar to learn more about the rate change:

Tuesday, March 22nd | 6pm – 7pm (English): Register here

Thursday, March 24th | 6pm – 7pm (Spanish): Register here
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