Monterey County Weekly – May 23, 2019
Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties pooled together their electricity buying power, founding Monterey Bay Community Power in 2017. Now, that agency is scaling up with expansion envisioned for all of San Luis Obispo County and possibly as far south as portions of Santa Barbara County.
The pitch to local officials in these areas is simple: Pacific Gas & Electric has been purchasing electricity on behalf of your communities for as long as anyone can remember. MBCP would like to offer an alternative. As a public entity, the agency has proven that it can lower rates for consumers while also prioritizing renewable sources of energy.
The cities of San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay recently opted in and their enrollment is scheduled to begin in January 2020.