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May Overview
Latest News
CCCE Supports All-Electric Affordable Housing in Santa Cruz

Local School Districts to Receive Funding for Electric School Buses

S&P Affirms “A” Credit Rating for CCCE

CCCE Hosts Forum on Electric Vehicles
CCCE is hiring

Energy Programs
Celebrating Bike Month

Construction Update: East Garrison Apartments

Upcoming Events
Board Meetings
As a Central Coast Community Energy customer, you help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support community reinvestment. Together we can make our lives safer and healthier. In celebration of Bike Month, now is the time to electrify your bike! Up to $1,000 in rebates is available for purchasing a new e-bike! Receive an extra $100 incentive for buying from a local bike shop!  
CCCE’s Energy Programs team is helping customers to electrify transportation, homes, and workplaces by providing rebates and incentives. In this fiscal year alone, CCCE has made $14 million available to customers through Energy Program rebates and incentives:

Read below for details and exciting updates!
CCCE Supports All-Electric Affordable Housing in Santa Cruz 
As a project funder, Central Coast Community Energy (CCCE) celebrated the groundbreaking of a new all-electric affordable housing project, 1500 Capitola Road, located in the Live Oak area of Santa Cruz, together with MidPen Housing and other supporting agencies.  
CCCE’s New Construction Electrification Program gave $142,500 to the project to support building more energy-efficient and healthier housing for low-income Californians. The program supports local housing developers with the transition from traditional fuel building design to all-electric buildings. All units in this new housing project will have electric ranges, electric heat pump water heaters, and electric space heating and cooling.
Local School Districts to Receive Funding for Electric School Buses 
Central Coast Community Energy (CCCE) has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with five local school districts to help fund the purchase of nine new electric school buses, including five buses for the Salinas City Elementary School District. CCCE’s Electric School Bus Program will contribute up to $200,000 per bus to support each school district’s drive toward a cleaner energy future by replacing diesel, a known carcinogen, with clean-running electric power.
S&P Affirms “A” Credit Rating for CCCE 
Standard & Poor (S&P) recently affirmed Central Coast Community Energy’s 'A' issuer credit rating (ICR). The ‘A’ rating recognizes CCCE’s stability among California’s
community choice aggregators (CCA) and its strong customer base within the agency’s growing service area. S&P’s rating action recognized the benefits of CCCE’s shift to a cost-of-service rate-setting model, solid financial metrics, and robust plan for improving CCCE’s liquidity and finances. In 2020, CCCE was the first CCA to receive an ‘A’ rating and a “stable” outlook.
CCCE Hosts Forum on Electric Vehicles   
Central Coast Community Energy (CCCE), The Community Environmental Council, and Supervisor Das Williams hosted an educational community forum on Electric Vehicles on May 11 at the Alcazar Theater in Carpinteria. The forum allowed residents to ask questions and learn about electric vehicles and the incentives that are available. To learn and apply for the available incentives, click here.
Oswaldo Martinez (CCCE), Michael Chiacos (Community Environmental Council, Das Williams (Supervisor, First District of Santa Barbara County) 
Central Coast Community Energy is Hiring!
We are actively looking for a Customer Accounts Manager🔍Build and manage relationships with community-based organizations, member agencies, and commercial customers in our service region. And so much more! Apply now!
Celebrating Bike Month
May is national bike month! Some CCCE employees are honoring the month by riding their electric bikes to and from work every day. Hear from CCCE Data Analyst, Mary Federico and Energy Programs Specialist, Kevin Miller on why they purchased their e-bikes in these videos!
Interested in purchasing an e-bike? You can receive up to $1,000 to purchase a new e-bike via CCCE’s Electrify Your Ride program. In addition, you can receive a $100 cash incentive for buying at a local bike shop.
Construction Update: East Garrison Apartments 
Contractors are working on the foundation, fencing, and underground plumbing for the all-electric East Garrison apartment complex in unincorporated Monterey County, not far from the City of Marina. CHISPA Housing will dedicate 43 of the 66 apartments to families working in agriculture.
The development will provide affordable housing for families who earn under 60 percent of the Adjusted Median Income for Monterey County. This is the second all-electric CHISPA affordable housing project that Central Coast Community Energy has provided funding for through CCCE’s New Construction Electrification Program.
Upcoming Board Meetings

An Invitation for Community Collaboration from Central Coast Community Energy

Understanding customers’ viewpoints and needs is a top priority for our agency’s leadership. Take part in the discussion by joining Central Coast Community Energy for the following public meetings. Meetings are currently held on Zoom with available dial-in options. Attendees may provide live public comments through Zoom or by submitting comments in advance via email at Sign up to receive public board meeting notices including meeting details here.
Community Advisory Council  
 Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 9 AM 

Policy Board of Directors  
 Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 9 AM 
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