September Overview
Latest News
Welcome October 2021 Enrolling Communities

Sign Up for CCCE’s Local Vendor Registry

Register for National Drive Electric Week Events

Request for Proposals: CCCE Seeks Video Production Services

CCCE is Hiring

Join the CAC – Seeking Candidates from San Benito County

Energy Programs
Apply for Electric Vehicle Charger Rebate Program and Apply for Electric Vehicle Incentive Program
Apply for Electric School Bus Grant Program

Upcoming Funding for 2021 and 2022 Energy Program

Upcoming Events
Board Meetings

2022 Rate Options Webinars

Clean Energy Hero
David Stewart
Great News! Throughout October, CCCE service will start for the Cities of Carpinteria, Goleta and Unincorporated Southern Santa Barbara County.
CCCE invites all customers to reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions by switching your transportation, home, or workplace from fossil fuel sources like natural gas or gasoline to electric power generated from clean and renewable sources. CCCE Energy Programs aid customers with this transition by providing rebates and incentives for electric vehicles (EVs), electric school buses, EV charging stations, electric agricultural equipment, all-electric housing, and more. CCCE customers including households, property owners, businesses, agriculture, and public agencies are eligible to apply for rebates and incentives offered by CCCE Energy Programs:

  • Final Call! Only $90K in EV Incentives left for residential, commercial, ag and public agency customers available through September 30th 

Read below for details and exciting updates!
Welcome Enrolling Communities to Central Coast Community Energy! 
Central Coast Community Energy gives a warm welcome to customers in the communities of Carpinteria, Goleta and Unincorporated Southern Santa Barbara County as they near enrollment with CCCE throughout the month of October 2021. CCCE is excited to share the economic and environmental benefits of clean energy and local control with our neighboring communities throughout the Central Coast. More communities joining CCCE means greater benefits for all! Learn more here
Local and Diverse Central Coast Businesses, Sign Up for Central Coast Community Energy’s New Vendor Registry!  
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 
Central Coast Community Energy and Electric Drive 805 Coalition Partners Invite the Public to Learn About Benefits of Driving Electric 
Central Coast Community Energy, the Community Environmental Council (CEC), and Electric Drive 805 coalition partners are proud to sponsor a variety of free in-person and virtual National Drive Electric Week events from September 25 – October 23. The public is invited to learn about the wide range of electric vehicles (EVs) that can fit most every lifestyle and budget. Learn More Here or Register Here.
Join Central Coast Community Energy at Ecology Action's 6th Annual Electric Vehicle (EV) Ride and Drive in Salinas on Sunday, October 3rd from 11 AM - 4 PM.
Learn more here
Central Coast Community Energy Seeks Video Production Services 
CCCE is seeking video production services to promote CCCE’s Energy Programs and the Agency as a whole. Proposals are due on October 7th. Learn more and apply online here
Central Coast Community Energy is Hiring!
Join Central Coast Community Energy's Community Advisory Council

Central Coast Community Energy is seeking applicants from San Benito County to join CCCE's Community Advisory Council (CAC). Click here to apply!
Final Call! Rebates and Incentives for EV Chargers and Vehicles: Electrify Your Ride and Charge Your Ride with Central Coast Community Energy  
Last call for this year's CCCE’s Electrify Your Ride program to offer homeowners, businesses, and public agencies cash rebates toward the purchase or lease of new or used electric vehicles and cover the majority of costs for a network-enabled EV charger unit including costs associated with any related electric updates or panel replacement. Learn more here.
If you are not ready to purchase or lease a new or used electric vehicle or install an EV charging unit during the short time remaining, you can look forward to EV related funding continuing under a revamped Electrify Your Ride program that combines vehicle and charger benefits into one program launching late 2021.
Funding to Replace Your Diesel School Bus with an Electric School Bus: Electrify Your School Bus with Central Coast Community Energy 
Don’t Miss Out! Public schools and school districts within Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz Counties that are current or enrolling CCCE customers are eligible to apply for program funding covering 50% of the cost of an electric school bus, up to $200,000.  

Public schools and school districts that are considered public agencies are also eligible to apply for EV charger and installation rebates to charge their new electric school bus under the Charge Your Ride program. Applicants can also contact regional air resource districts for stackable funding. Learn more here
Upcoming Funding for Energy Programs Launching in October 1, 2021 and Through September 30, 2022! 
Look out for updates in Central Coast Community Energy’s newsletter and socials to see when applications go live!
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 Sign up to receive public board meeting notices that include the meeting details here.
Community Advisory Council Meeting
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 4 PM

Operations Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Learn About Central Coast Community Energy’s Goals to Keep Electric Generation Rates Stable and Competitive 

Please join Central Coast Community Energy for informational webinars designed to help customers learn about your 2022 CCCE rate options, review tools to evaluate the best option for you, and preview the new customer energy portal to access your energy data.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 12 PM

Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 6 PM

Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 6 PM

Clean Energy Hero:

Central Coast Community Energy Granted David Stewart Funding for an Electric Vehicle and Charging Station 

As a small business owner of a hair salon, David Stewart’s finances were impacted as their salon Parlour in downtown San Luis Obispo remained closed during COVID, and while their car lease was coming due. Stewart knew he wanted an EV but found himself without a down payment that he normally would have for his next car.
Central Coast Community Energy’s electric vehicle program, Electrify Your Ride, helped David Stewart get creative and get into the EV he wanted. Stewart considers these EV and EV charger incentives, which is the most money he has received from any agency through this hard time, as his very own COVID financial relief. “Programs like CCCE’s electric vehicle and charging station program are not just helping people go electric,” shares Stewart, “but it’s helping middle income families and business owners who normally would have the means to get into their next car.” 
If you have not yet applied for CCCE’s electric vehicle and charging station program, you can look forward to funding under CCCE’s updated Electrify Your Ride program which combines rebates for both vehicles and chargers into one program launching in late 2021 Check here for any updates on CCCE funding to electrify your transportation!
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