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MCE’s Energy Efficiency Programs: 2019 Annual Report

As part of MCE’s mission to reduce electricity-related greenhouse gas emissions, we offer customers the opportunity to participate in a variety of energy efficiency programs. These programs provide the chance for customers to reduce their electricity bills and improve the comfort of their homes, while decreasing their carbon footprint. In 2019 MCE offered multifamily, single-family, [...]

MCE Awards Community Advocates for Outstanding Environmental Leadership

2020 Honorees of Annual MCE Advocacy Awards include Gloria Castillo of San Rafael’s Canal Alliance, the National Council for Jewish Women Contra Costa Section, and Sustainable Rossmoor FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29, 2020 MCE Press Contact: Jenna Famular, Communications Manager (925) 378-6747 | jfamular@mcecleanenergy.org SAN RAFAEL and CONCORD, Calif. — MCE’s Board of Directors recognized [...]

By |May 29th, 2020|Awards, Press Releases|

MCE Receives 2020 Acterra Business Environmental Award

MCE Solar One Recognized in the Environmental Project Category in Partnership with City of Richmond and RichmondBUILD FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2020 MCE Press Contact: Jenna Famular, Communications Manager (925) 378-6747 | jfamular@mcecleanenergy.org SAN RAFAEL and CONCORD, Calif. — MCE will be the recipient of Acterra’s 2020 Business Environmental Award in the Environmental Project [...]

What You Need to Know about MCE’s Single-Family Comprehensive Program and Your Home Energy Report

MCE’s new Single-Family Comprehensive Program offers residential customers strategies to reduce your energy consumption and save money on your electricity bill, as well as a Similar Home Comparison Report that allows you to compare your electricity usage against that of similar homes. How We Personalize Your Report We determine similar homes to yours based on [...]

By |May 20th, 2020|Customer Programs|

Is MCE Cheaper than PG&E? And Other Facts About MCE

If you’re new to MCE service, we know you may have questions. Who is MCE? How are my services changing? Will I need to pay another bill? Is MCE cheaper than my previous service with PG&E? MCE is here to help answer these questions so that you can feel great about your new energy [...]

By |May 11th, 2020|MCE News|

MCE Announces 10-Year Anniversary

Pictured above: MCE celebrates at its launch event on May 7, 2010. Founding Board Chair, Charles McGlashan, is at the podium. Celebrating Its Role in Transforming Community Energy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2020 MCE Press Contact: Jenna Famular, Communications Manager (925) 378-6747 | jfamular@mcecleanenergy.org SAN RAFAEL and CONCORD, Calif. — MCE is excited to [...]

MCE Community Partnerships Support Resiliency Efforts

MCE is partnering with local community-based organizations to inform our resiliency program strategy, enabling us to more effectively serve our customers. As a public agency formed by local advocacy, community partnerships and collaborations are not only core to our mission but also offer a unique ability to create programs through grassroots engagement sensitive to local [...]

By |April 30th, 2020|Resiliency|

MCE Board Policy on Microgrids

On April 2, 2020, MCE’s Board of Directors adopted a new set of principles known as the “Principles of Preferred Resources for Microgrid Development Related to Public Safety Power Shutoffs.” While project development guidelines exist for the development of “behind-the-meter,” or customer-side microgrids, there is little guidance around the process for developing community-scale or “front-of-the-meter” [...]

By |May 1st, 2020|Resiliency, MCE News|

What Is the California Climate Credit on My Energy Bill?

This April, customers will see the annual California Climate Credit show up on their PG&E bill. The credit is typically applied to customers’ bills each year in April and October as part of California’s efforts to fight climate change. This State program requires power plants, natural gas distributers, and other large industries that emit [...]

By |April 23rd, 2020|Homes, MCE News|

MCE Announces Partner for Comprehensive Energy Storage Program

TRC will help support MCE’s community and vulnerable customer resiliency efforts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2020 MCE Press Contact: Jenna Famular | Communications Manager (925) 378-6747 | communications@mceCleanEnergy.org SAN RAFAEL and CONCORD, Calif. — MCE is pleased to announce TRC as our partner to develop and implement an innovative, dispatchable, behind-the-meter battery energy storage [...]

Energy Affordability Resources for Support During COVID-19

During this time at home, MCE would like to support our customers looking to reduce their energy consumption and save money on energy bills. There are a variety of ways that you can reduce your bill through various discount programs, energy efficiency, and emergency financial assistance programs. You can learn more about these resources by [...]

By |April 8th, 2020|Homes, MCE News|

MCE Temporarily Suspends Customer Collection Activities

MCE is suspending the return of non-paying customers back to PG&E service, and suspending all collections activities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19, 2020 Press Contact: Jenna Famular | Communications Manager (925) 378-6747 | jfamular@mceCleanEnergy.org SAN RAFAEL and CONCORD, Calif. – In response to the COVID-19 crisis, MCE has suspended the return of non-paying customers back to [...]

By |March 19th, 2020|Press Releases|

MCE Partners for 160 MW New California Solar Energy

Longroad Energy Acquires First Solar's Little Bear Solar Portfolio FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2, 2020 MCE Press Contact: Jenna Famular, Communications Manager (925) 378-6747 | jfamular@mcecleanenergy.org TEMPE, Ariz. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — US-headquartered First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) announced today that Longroad Energy is the acquirer of four solar projects with a combined capacity [...]

New Incentives and Improvements Added to MCE’s Feed-in Tariff Program

MCE’s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program was created in 2010 to promote the development of new renewable energy projects in MCE’s service area. By providing a standard offer contract with fixed pricing to developers at above-market rates, MCE aims to help overcome barriers to Bay Area renewable energy development. To date, MCE’s FIT program has [...]

Pollinator-Friendly Ground Cover Now Required for New Solar Projects

MCE is excited to announce a pollinator program requirement designed to safeguard critical habitats.* MCE is the first Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program that requires new solar project partners to plant pollinator-friendly ground cover throughout the project site and submit a pollinator scorecard every three years. This new requirement – which applies to both [...]

MCE Approved for $750,000 Grant to Support Critical Resiliency Facilities

The Marin Community Foundation recently approved a two-year grant of $750,000 to MCE through the Buck Family Fund. MCE will use the grant to support clean energy resiliency for nonprofit critical facilities and affordable housing in Marin County. In the face of wildfire threats, we recognize that the decision to shut off electricity service is [...]

Fairfield Votes to Request MCE Membership

On December 3, 2019, the City of Fairfield (Solano County) voted to request membership in MCE service. The City has been engaging with MCE for the past year, receiving several public presentations and hearing from the public regarding the decision to join MCE. At the December 3rd council meeting, the five-person council voted unanimously [...]

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