Community Choice Energy
On June 13, 2017, the City Council adopted Ordinance Number 17-8, authorizing the City to join MCE, a community choice energy program established in 2010. MCE is a not-for-profit public electricity provider that offers 50% and 100% renewable electricity service options to its customers within the wider Bay Area. MCE currently serves residents and businesses in Marin County, Napa County, and the cities of:
- El Cerrito
- San Pablo
- Walnut Creek
MCE plans to begin providing service to following the cities in April 2018:
- Contra Costa County
- San Ramon
Starting in February 2018, as soon as you've received your first mailed notice, Concord residents and businesses can choose between using MCE or PG&E to supply their electrical power. Electrical account holders will receive multiple mailers in early 2018 alerting them to this change, and giving them a chance to choose between the power providers. If you take no action, you will automatically be enrolled in MCE's "Light Green" power supply, which is made up of 50% renewable power.
Looking to go carbon free? Customers can also choose to opt-up to MCE's "Deep Green" 100% renewable option or MCE's "Local Sol" 100% local solar option. Finally, customers who like the power they get from PG&E can stay with that long-time power provider, whose energy clicks in at about 30% renewables.
The City Council conducted multiple meetings when evaluating whether or not to join or establish a community choice energy program. These meetings and a brief topic are noted below along with links to the staff report. Meeting videos and annotated agendas (action minutes) may be found on the City Council page.
Please take two minutes to complete a short, eight-question survey with your thoughts on your electricity service.
Living Lightly Challenge
Join the City of Concord team in the Living Lightly Challenge! The Living Lightly Challenge allows the City, or other teams, to set and track goals for encouraging our community members to opt-up to pollution-free, 100% California renewable energy service. Use the Deep Green Enrollment Form to contribute to the City's goal and opt-up to 100% renewable energy service today!