Community Choice Aggregation
Community Choice Aggregation, or CCA, is a program available within the service areas of investor-owned utilities, such as PG&E, which allows cities and counties to purchase and/or generate electricity for their residents and businesses. Under CCA, PG&E would continue to deliver the electricity through its transmission and distribution system and provide meter reading, billing, maintenance, and outage response services.
To learn more about CCA, see frequently asked questions or call PG&E at 1-866-743-0335.
Current CCA programs in California:
There is only one active CCA within the state of California and within PG&E’s service territory. This CCA operates under the name MCE. In 2010, MCE started serving the generation needs for customers in Marin County and participating cities. MCE is presently expanding their service territory to the City of Richmond after the Richmond City Council voted to join MCE. This means PG&E customers will be automatically enrolled with MCE in July 2013 unless they decide to opt out of the CCA program. MCE will be providing enrollment and opt-out notifications before July and after enrollment occurs. Customers who choose to opt out need to contact MCE directly.
The County and City of San Francisco is exploring the option of offering CCA to San Francisco residents and may launch their program in the near future. The County of Sonoma, along with interested cities, is also looking into to offering CCA to their residents.
Please note: PG&E cannot accept opt-out requests.
If you want to opt out of a CCA program and have received notices from MCE that your electric service will be transitioned, you must submit your opt-out request to MCE directly. Customers may only opt out of an established CCA program, which at this time, is MCE.
You may opt out by contacting MCE at 1-888-632-3674 or you may opt out online at: www.mcecleanenergy.com
PG&E/MCE Rate Comparison
Frequently Asked Questions
Under a CCA program, PG&E will continue to bill you for electricity delivery (non-generation charges). Your CCA provider will bill you for electric generation, which is included in your monthly PG&E bill.
To see PG&E's non-generation rates, click one of the links below based on your account type: