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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 | SAN RAFAEL and CONCORD, Calif. — MCE’s Board of Directors recognized [...]

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

MCE Offers Free Charging for Electric Vehicles at MCE Solar Charge in San Rafael

MCE is offering free charging for electric vehicles (EVs) at our San Rafael office location in an effort to support our customers during this challenging time. Instructions for free charging have been posted on our EV charging stations located at 1125 Tamalpais Avenue in San Rafael. MCE’s 10 EV charging stations will be free until [...]

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 | 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|

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 | 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 [...]

Happy 50th Anniversary Earth Day!

In these challenging times, we remain committed to creating climate resilience within the communities we serve in Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, and Solano Counties. “We’ll just keep trying to do the right thing…to do the best for the Earth...with every action and decision we make.” —MCE Founding Board Chair, Charles McGlashan (1961–2011) Together with our [...]

By |April 17th, 2020|MCE News|

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 Changemaker: Supervisor John Vasquez

The Changemaker blog series celebrates MCE's 10 year anniversary by recognizing the extraordinary people who support us and further our mission. Representing Unincorporated Solano County’s Voice This April, MCE became the primary electricity provider for unincorporated Solano County. MCE is honored to welcome Supervisor John Vasquez to its Board of Directors as the representative for [...]

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 [...]