MCE Communities

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 [...]

By |2019-12-06T12:30:49-08:00December 6th, 2019|Sustainability, MCE Communities|0 Comments

Two More Cities in Solano & Contra Costa Counties Join MCE

Electricity Customers in Pleasant Hill & Vallejo to Gain Choice & Renewable Energy Options in 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 25, 2019 MCE Press Contact: Kalicia Pivirotto | Marketing Manager (415) 464-6036 | kpivirotto@mceCleanEnergy.org SAN RAFAEL and CONCORD, Calif. — On November 21, 2019, MCE’s Board of Directors approved membership for the Cities of [...]

Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) & Wildfire Safety Resources

When gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with a heightened fire risk, are forecasted, PG&E will determine if they will need to turn off electricity for public safety. MCE is not directly involved in transmitting and distributing electricity or evaluating if weather conditions meet the criteria for planned power shutoffs. We are committed to [...]

By |2019-12-02T16:25:21-08:00November 21st, 2019|PSPS, MCE Communities|0 Comments

MCE Releases Fall 2019 Update on Climate Action Advancements Across its Bay Area Service Area

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 14, 2019 MCE Press Contact: Kalicia Pivirotto | Marketing Manager (415) 464-6036 | kpivirotto@mceCleanEnergy.org SAN RAFAEL and CONCORD, Calif. — MCE released a new report today highlighting climate action advancements across the four Bay Area counties its serves — including a record number of local governments in Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, [...]

By |2019-11-25T13:50:52-08:00November 14th, 2019|Community Spotlight, MCE Communities, Press Releases|0 Comments

Environmental Justice Advocate Stephanie Chen Joins MCE’s Regulatory and Legislative Policy Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 5, 2019 MCE Press Contact: Kalicia Pivirotto | Marketing Manager (415) 464-6036 | kpivirotto@mceCleanEnergy.org SAN RAFAEL and CONCORD, Calif. — MCE announced today that environmental justice advocate Stephanie Chen has joined its regulatory and legislative policy team, where Chen will be working to expand MCE’s consumer advocacy efforts and programs for [...]

By |2019-11-25T13:52:03-08:00November 6th, 2019|Women, MCE Communities, Press Releases|0 Comments

Drive Clean Bay Area Partnership Promotes Electric Vehicles

MCE & Partners Aim to Reduce Emissions and Combat Climate Change Drive Clean Bay Area is a collaborative effort spanning nine counties and involving three of the region’s forward-thinking multi-jurisdictional organizations. The new campaign focuses on educating and motivating Bay Area residents and employees to replace their internal combustion vehicles with electric vehicles (EV) [...]

Community Power Coalition Advocate Training 2019

In July, members of our Community Power Coalition came together to share best practices and learn about how to lead campaigns for MCE's Deep Green 100% renewable energy, and engage in both local and statewide regulatory and legislative policy. MCE was excited to welcome our advocates to our Concord Office, and to both share [...]

By |2019-12-02T16:26:50-08:00August 20th, 2019|MCE Communities, The RE-Source|0 Comments

MCE Customers Offered $2.8+ Million in Cash Back for Generating Their Own Solar Energy in 2018-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 1, 2019* Press Contact: Kalicia Pivirotto, Marketing Manager (415) 464-6036 | kpivirotto@mcecleanenergy.org SAN RAFAEL and CONCORD, Calif. — MCE is issuing cash outs totaling over $2.8 million to rooftop solar customers when they have produced more electricity than they used themselves. MCE’s Net Energy Metering (NEM) program currently provides incentives [...]

8 Elements of a Green & Healthy Home

A green and healthy home supports the well-being of the people living there in many different ways. Ensure your home is clean, healthy, and safe by following Green and Healthy Homes' (GHHI’s) 8 Elements of a green and healthy home. A green and healthy home is: DRY • Always clean spills and floods immediately [...]

By |2019-10-11T14:02:09-07:00June 24th, 2019|Sustainability, MCE Communities, The RE-Source|0 Comments

Breaking Ground on New 3 MW Solar Project in Napa County

Construction began in April on MCE's first new renewable energy project in Napa County, the American Canyon Solar Project, after months of development, planning, and preparation. Renewable Properties developed the small-scale utility solar project that will supply MCE with 3 MWac of in-service area solar electricity. The project is expected to begin delivery of [...]

MCE Continues to Deliver on Mission with Completion of Latest Community Energy Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25, 2019 Press Contact: Kalicia Pivirotto, Marketing Manager (415) 464-6036 | kpivirotto@mcecleanenergy.org SAN RAFAEL and CONCORD, Calif. — MCE and American Solar celebrate the completion of MCE Solar Charge, MCE’s newest, local community energy project. MCE Solar Charge includes an 80kW PV solar system powering 10 Level 2 electric vehicle [...]

Solano County Joins MCE in Community Choice

Electricity Customers in County’s Unincorporated Areas to Gain Renewable Energy Options in 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 5, 2019 Press Contact: Kalicia Pivirotto, Marketing Manager (415) 464-6036 | kpivirotto@mcecleanenergy.org SAN RAFAEL and CONCORD, Calif. — On February 19, 2019, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved Solano County’s membership within MCE’s Joint Powers Authority, [...]

MCE Expands Green & Healthy Homes Efforts

National Program Works Locally to Reduce In-Home Asthma Triggers Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking the link between unhealthy housing and unhealthy families. GHHI will provide pro bono technical assistance to MCE (and others) to build and strengthen comprehensive asthma programs with environmental services benefiting low-income families across [...]

By |2019-10-11T13:54:57-07:00February 20th, 2019|Sustainability, MCE Communities, The RE-Source|0 Comments

MCE’s Plan Meets California Renewable Energy Standards Eleven Years Early

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 28, 2019 Press Contact: Kalicia Pivirotto, Marketing Manager (415) 464-6036 | kpivirotto@mcecleanenergy.org 250 MW New Renewables in 2018 Accelerate MCE’s Rapid Progress SAN RAFAEL and CONCORD, Calif. — MCE and community partners are leading the way in meeting California’s ambitious renewable energy and climate goals. The passage of Senate Bill [...]

Powering Equity & Inclusion: MCE’s Community Benefit Efforts, Part 5

MCE’s Autonomy and Priorities Community Representation: MCE’s Board of Directors MCE is a not-for-profit, public agency governed by a Board of Directors (partial group pictured above) composed of elected officials representing the community voice in agency decisions. In meetings that are open to the public, MCE’s Board democratically votes on agency policy, approves programs, [...]

Powering Equity & Inclusion: MCE’s Community Benefit Efforts, Part 4

Sustainable Choices: Energy Efficiency The cleanest and least expensive energy is the energy you don’t use. The “nega-watt” is an important component to decarbonizing our electric grid and supporting social equity. Not only does it have zero carbon emissions, but installing efficient measures also saves households money, reduces strain on the grid, and improves [...]

Powering Equity & Inclusion: MCE’s Community Benefit Efforts, Part 3

Building Local and In-State Renewable Projects Thinking Globally, Building Locally Through our Feed-In Tariff and Power Purchase Agreement projects, MCE has installed over 19 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy projects within our member communities. While we’re proud of this accomplishment, we’re not stopping there. An important part of our strategy to build more local [...]