Complete this Form to Opt Out of MCE

If you’d like to opt out of MCE and choose PG&E generation service, just fill out the form below. If you decide later that MCE is right for you, we’ll be happy to welcome you back. If you’re having difficulties with loading this form, please call us directly at 1 (888) 632-3674.

Opt Out FAQs

There is no charge for opting out of MCE before or within the first 60 days of service. After the first 60 days of service, MCE will charge a one-time $5 (residential) or $25 (commercial) administrative fee.
Customers who opt out before starting MCE service or within the first 60 days of MCE service may return to MCE service at any time. Customers who opt out after the first 60 days of service with MCE will be prohibited by PG&E from returning to MCE for one year.
Customers may request to opt out of MCE service at any time. There is a five-day business window for processing opt-out requests, and your account must be transferred on your regularly scheduled meter read date. If you request to opt out of MCE service after 60 days of service, PG&E will prohibit you from returning to MCE for one year. In addition, PG&E provides two options for customers who wish to return to PG&E after the first 60 days of service:

  1. A customer may request to return to PG&E by providing 6 months advance notice. The customer will continue to receive energy from MCE for 6 months, after which time they will return to PG&E. PG&E will apply their standard rates upon the customer’s return.
  2. A customer may request to return to PG&E immediately, but will be subject to PG&E’s Transitional Bundled Commodity Cost (TBCC) rate program for 6 months instead of PG&E’s traditional rates. PG&E’s TBCC rate is transitional and varies from month to month.

Customers should contact PG&E for more information about TBCC and their options for returning to PG&E after the first 60 days of service with MCE.

You can return to MCE later to enjoy these benefits:

MCE’s Light Green 50% renewable energy costs slightly less than PG&E’s 30% renewable energy and contains more power from non-polluting sources. In 2014 and 2015, MCE customers saved over $16 million through lower energy rates.
Since MCE flipped the switch in 2010, we’ve eliminated over 185,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions by using pollution-free energy.
New clean energy projects have been built — and will continue to be built — right here in California and in our communities. We’ve committed nearly $516 million to build new wind, solar, and waste-to-energy projects in our state. Our new energy projects have already supported more than 2,400 California jobs as of December 2014. And the new solar projects we’re planning will mean at least 750,000 more union hours this year.
The clean energy we source for you is helping new renewable companies to gain a solid footing, too. We’re already buying clean, affordable energy from 14 different suppliers. And that increased demand in turn increases the training for such jobs.
Because we’re a not-for-profit group, a portion of your MCE ratepayer dollars will be invested into local projects and programs — not into the pockets of shareholders.