Your LOCAL Energy Choice

MCE started as a blue-sky idea bigger than any one of us and became California’s first Community Choice Aggregation program. With the help of local leadership, champion businesses, and individuals like you, we redefined the local energy landscape and created choices for ourselves where there were none before. Together we’re having an enormous impact on greenhouse gas reduction, rate stability, and new, local renewable projects – all without compromising service or reliability.

Residents and businesses in the Counties of Marin and Napa, and the Cities of Richmond, Benicia, El Cerrito, San Pablo, Walnut Creek, and Lafayette can now choose how much renewable energy is in their electric service. MCE customers have joined us on a path for a cleaner planet by reducing their carbon footprint and helping their communities lower their greenhouse gas emissions.

Ultimately, what drives MCE is the same purpose that we all share. We want a better future, for ourselves, for the ones we love, for all things living on this planet. What we have learned from our success is that great things happen when we empower communities to create their own choices.

We thank you.

Our mission is to address climate change by reducing energy related greenhouse gas emissions through renewable energy supply and energy efficiency at stable and competitive rates for customers while providing local economic and workforce benefits.

At MCE, we strive to provide you with clean, renewable energy at stable and affordable rates. Renewables come from constantly replenishing and virtually limitless supply of natural resources. Think sun, wind, tides, bioenergy and geothermal heat. By turning to these sources instead of fossil fuels, we can help create a clean and secure energy future for California.

  • We provide high quality products to our rate payers and accessible, responsive service.
  • We support thoughtful and robust innovation to advance a more sustainable energy economy.
  • We support a productive and collaborative culture while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
  • We respect diverse points of view and proactively engage with positivity and professionalism.
  • We serve and strengthen our communities through public outreach, energy education and technical assistance.
  • 122,102 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions eliminated
  • $16 million+ saved by customers in 2014-15
  • 2,800+ California jobs supported
  • 7.7 million+ gallons of waters saved

Our History

Founding Leaders

Charles McGlashan
Charles McGlashanFounding Chair, Former Marin County Supervisor
Shawn Marshall
Shawn MarshallFounding Vice Chair, Former Mill Valley Mayor
Tom Cromwell
Tom CromwellFounding Board Member, Former Belvedere Council Member
Lew Tremaine
Lew TremaineFounding Board Member, Former Fairfax Council Member
Christopher Martin
Christopher MartinFounding Board Member, Former Ross Council Member
Barbara Thronton
Barbara ThrontonFounding Board Member, Former San Anselmo Council Member
Damon Connolly
Damon ConnollyFounding Chair, Marin County Supervisor
Jonathan Leone
Jonathan LeoneFounding Board Member, Sausalito Council Member
Richard Collins
Richard CollinsFounding Board Member, Former Tiburon Council Member
Dawn Weisz
Dawn WeiszFounding Executive Officer