November Overview
Latest News
How CCCE Customers Can Utilize State and Local Financial Resources to Help with Energy Bills

Central Coast Community Energy Seeks Qualified Vendors for Website Redesign, Development, and Ongoing Website Maintenance and Update Services  

CCCE is Hiring


Energy Programs
Central Coast Community Energy Launches Expanded Electrify Your Ride Program 

Apply for Electric School Bus Program, Ag Electrification Program and New Construction Electrification Program
Upcoming Funding for 2022 Energy Programs

Power Supply
Local Energy Storage Projects in Monterey and Santa Barbara Counties 

Leeward Renewable Energy Begins Construction on 100-megawatt Rabbitbrush Solar Project 

Upcoming Events
Board Meetings

Upcoming Webinars
The holiday season has all of us at Central Coast Community Energy feeling especially grateful for the customers and communities we serve – together we are creating a stronger and more resilient Central Coast. We hope everyone stays safe and healthy and continues to find ways to conserve energy or evaluate opportunities to electrify their transportation, home, or workplace. We’re making steady gains by energizing economic and environmental progress throughout the Central Coast and we could not do it without you.
CCCE customers including households, property owners, businesses, agriculture, and public agencies are eligible to apply for rebates and incentives offered by CCCE Energy Programs:




Read below for details and exciting updates!
How Central Coast Community Energy Customers Can Utilize State and Local Financial Resources to Help with Energy Bills 
There are many financial resources available to CCCE customers. Customers enrolled in CCCE continue receiving their CARE, FERA, AMP, LIHEAP and Medical Baseline discounts; with no need to reapply for these programs. Those enrolled in CARE/FERA may also be eligible to apply for the Arrearage Management Plan (AMP) program which shields customers with past-due balances from disconnections. Customers may also be eligible for the LIHEAP program which offers financial assistance to help pay for future dues. Learn more at 3cenergy.org/customer-financial-resources 
Central Coast Community Energy Seeks Qualified Vendors for Website Redesign, Development, and Ongoing Website Maintenance and Update Services  
Central Coast Community Energy seeks to improve its website design to address the need to simplify community education, increase functionality, and in-house editing/design capabilities, increase visitors and better meet the online needs of our community. CCCE is seeking qualified web/design agencies to submit proposals for a website redesign, development and support project, based on this Request for Proposals (RFP).  

Proposals due on December 20, 2021 at 5 PM PST. Learn more at 3Cenergy.org/soliciations 
Central Coast Community Energy has also launched a Local Vendor Registry to support small, local and diverse businesses. Signing up for the vendor registry is an essential first step toward CCCE staff being aware of organizations and services that are available in its service area. CCCE will also inform registered organizations about business opportunities including Requests for Proposals and Requests for Quotes as they become available. Learn more at 3cenergy.org/local-vendor-registry 
Central Coast Community Energy is Hiring!
Central Coast Community Energy Launches Expanded Electrify Your Ride Program 
Central Coast Community Energy launched an updated version of its successful Electrify Your Ride energy program, providing CCCE customers with access to $2.8 million in rebates for electric-powered transportation including purchased or leased new and pre-owned electric vehicles (EVs), motorcycles, and bicycles. 
Electrify Your Ride rebates also cover costs associated with the purchase and installation of chargers to power up EVs at homes and workplaces including labor and related electric panel updates or replacement, part of a CCCE Energy Program “readiness” measure designed to prepare customers for more all-electric conversions such as appliances and water heaters. Learn more at 3cenergy.org/electrify-your-ride-program
Central Coast Community Energy Scales Up Support for Customers and Communities with Increased Energy Program Funding to Accelerate Electrification and Emissions Reduction 
Central Coast Community Energy launched three energy programs available to its valued Central Coast customers. Program funding dollars will support the electrification of the top three strategic sectors: transportation, buildings, and agriculture.
The Agricultural Electrification Program is helping the local Ag industry and eligible associated businesses electrify their operationsby providing incentives to fuel-switch irrigation pumps, tractors, and other farm tools and equipment from fossil fuels to cleaner all-electric alternatives. Learn more at 3cenergy.org/ag-electrification-program
The Electric School Bus Program supports Central Coast schools/school districts by helping to replace diesel-fueled buses with electric school buses by providing up to $200,000 or 50% of the total cost. Learn more at 3cenergy.org/electric-school-bus-program 
The third iteration of the New Construction Electrification Program funds new all-electric, affordable housing developments within CCCE’s
Upcoming Rebates and Incentives through CCCE Energy Programs Launching Throughout 2022! 
Look out for updates in Central Coast Community Energy’s newsletter and social channels to see when applications go live!

Central Coast Community Energy Announces Local Energy Storage Projects in Monterey and Santa Barbara Counties 

Central Coast Community Energy announced four new energy storage projects located within its service area. All projects came to fruition in response to CCCE’s Local Energy Storage Resiliency Project Request for Proposals issued in June of this year, with two additional storage projects still under consideration in San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties, one of which includes solar generation. CCCE received a total of 21 proposals from 16 developers.  
“These local energy storage projects will create jobs, support the effectiveness of standalone energy storage, contribute to statewide grid stability, and support California’s transition to clean and renewable energy,” shared CCCE CEO, Tom Habashi. “Long duration energy storage plays an integral role in all of this. Central Coast Community Energy is proud to be innovating with emerging technologies within our service area.”
Leeward Renewable Energy Begins Construction on 100-megawatt Rabbitbrush Solar Project 
Leeward Renewable Energy, Central Coast Community Energy (CCCE) and Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE), announced that construction has commenced on the Rabbitbrush Solar project located in Kern County, California. Leeward previously signed two 15-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) with CCCE and SVCE. 

The Rabbitbrush Solar Project will bring significant economic investment to Kern County, including benefits for local businesses. It is expected to generate roughly 300 new union jobs secured under a project labor agreement, during construction, as well as long-term operations jobs. When fully operational, Rabbitbrush will generate enough clean solar energy to serve the needs of nearly 40,000 homes per year, displacing approximately 48,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually—the equivalent of taking 10,500 cars with internal combustion engines off the road. 
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 comment 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 Meeting 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 4 PM 
 
Policy Board of Directors Meeting 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 9 AM 
 
Operations Board of Directors Meeting 
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 10:30 AM
Upcoming Central Coast Community Energy Webinars 

Please join Central Coast Community Energy for informational webinars designed to help customers learn about your enrollment with CCCE, and the transition to monthly NEM.
Stay connected at 3CEnergy.org.
Sign up for CCCE e-newsletter at tinyurl.com/3ce-newsletter.