MCE’s FIT and FIT Plus programs are temporarily closed to new applications. The program will be undergoing changes in 2020 that will help MCE further our goals of increasing community resiliency and providing renewable energy at stable and competitive rates. For more information, please see the FIT Program Temporary Closure FAQ or contact us at fit@mcecleanenergy.org.

FIT (Projects 0-1 MW)
FIT Plus (Projects >1-5 MW)

Think About Your Property in a New Light!

Install a solar project on your building’s rooftop, parking lot, or other unused space and tap into a brand new revenue stream! MCE’s Feed-In Tariff (FIT) and FIT Plus programs incentivize the development of small-scale renewable energy projects (like solar, wind, or biomass up to five megawatts) within our service area, contributing to a fossil-free energy future. That’s why MCE offers one of the most competitively priced FIT programs in California.

Advantages of Feed-In contracts:

  • standardized, 20-year term
  • fixed price per kWh generated
  • accurately reflects project revenue and can help secure project financing

You may benefit from MCE’s Feed-In Tariff program, if you have property within MCE’s existing service area or new communities.

Join the growing list of successful Feed-in Tariff projects that are already online and serving MCE customers.

illustrated map of MCE service territory shows Contra Costa, Marin, Napa and Solano Counties

Feed-In Tariff vs. Net Energy Metering

MCE’s Net Energy Metering program allows customers to power their own homes or businesses from renewable generating systems – usually on their rooftops – connected to their meters.

FIT and FIT Plus are wholesale energy supply programs designed to provide competitive, predictable energy prices for local, small-scale renewable energy developers over a 20-year contract term. The standard agreement offered by MCE virtually eliminates the need for contract negotiations, can provide the basis for securing project financing, and should also provide a high level of certainty regarding the revenue stream generated by the project. FIT renewable energy suppliers are not required to be MCE customers.

FIT Projects (0-1 MW)

FIT Materials

  • FIT Tariff (pdf)

  • FIT Application – Please note: the FIT program is temporarily closed and not receiving applications

  • FIT Power Purchase Agreement – Please note: the FIT program is temporarily closed and not receiving applications

Bonus Incentives for Small Projects

  • Financial incentives added to projects that are less than 250 kW
  • Bonus payments given for projects that are less than 250 kW for the first 5 years
  • Financial incentives are available for the first 5 years for small projects that do not take greenfield

FIT Price Schedule

The current FIT pricing* is determined by the number of confirmed program participants and is therefore subject to change. Allocations in the program are secured on a first come first serve basis. Please review the FIT Tariff, Application and Power Purchase Agreement for additional information.

MCE FIT is currently in Condition 8, which offers the following price:

$0
Peak, Baseload and Intermittent Energy Price per MWh
Condition Remaining Capacity
(MW)
Price
(per MWh, 20-year term)
Condition 8 1.0 $85.00
Condition 9 2.0 $80.00
Condition 10 2.0 $75.00
Condition 11 2.0 $70.00
Condition 12 2.0 $65.00

Total FIT applications under review: 0
Total MWs under review: 0

*Capacity allocations are subject to change and are updated on a monthly basis.

Condition Remaining Capacity
(MW)
Peak Energy Prices
(per MWh, 20-year term)
Baseload Energy Prices
(per MWh, 20-year term)
Intermittent Energy Prices
(per MWh, 20-year term)
Condition 1 0 $137.66 $116.49 $ 100.57
Condition 2 0 $120.00 $105.00 $ 95.00
Condition 3 0 $115.00 $100.00 $ 90.00
Condition 4 0 $110.00 $95.00 $ 90.00
Condition 5 0 $105.00 $95.00 $ 90.00
Condition 6 0 $95.00 $95.00 $ 90.00
Condition 7 0 $90.00 $90.00 $ 90.00

FIT Plus Projects (>1-5 MW)

  • FIT Plus Application – Please note: the FIT Plus program is temporarily closed and not receiving applications
  • FIT Plus Power Purchase Agreement – Please note: the FIT Plus program is temporarily closed and not receiving applications

FIT Plus Price Schedule

The current FIT Plus pricing* is determined by the number of confirmed program participants and is therefore subject to change. Allocations in the program are secured on a first come first serve basis. Please review the FIT Plus Tariff, Application and Power Purchase Agreement for additional information.

MCE FIT Plus is currently in Condition 3, which offers the following price:

$0
Peak, Baseload and Intermittent Energy Price per MWh
Condition Remaining Capacity (MW) Energy Price (per MWh, 20-year term)
Condition 1 0 $80.00
Condition 2 0 $75.00
Condition 3 7.0 $70.00
Condition 4 5.0 $65.00

Total FIT Plus applications under review: 0
Total MWs under review: 0

*Capacity allocations are subject to change and are updated on a monthly basis.

Feed-In Tariff Program Temporary Closure FAQ

Yes, both programs are temporarily closed to applications due to consideration of programmatic changes.

The temporary closure does not affect projects that have already submitted applications. These projects will be subject to the agreements that have already been signed.

Customers will not be able to submit new applications during this hold. When the program is reopened for new submissions, applicants will apply with new documentation created based on any programmatic changes.

Yes, to receive updates on the FIT program, please sign up for MCE’s Procurement mailing list using the form below.  Please select “Renewable Feed-In Tariffs” as the mailing list of interest. We also encourage customers to regularly check our website for updates.