Learn what Community Choice Aggregation is
Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is a program that allows cities and counties to buy and/or generate electricity for residents and businesses within their areas. The program is available within the service areas of investor-owned utilities, such as PG&E. With CCA, we deliver electricity through our transmission and distribution system. We also provide meter-reading, billing, maintenance and outage response services.
Learn more about CCA. Visit CCA Frequently Asked Questions. You can also call PG&E at 1-866-743-0335.
Identify where CCA programs are available
Three active CCAs operate within the PG&E service territory in California:
- Marin Clean Energy (MCE) is a not-for-profit public agency that offers 50-100% renewable energy for its customers. MCE’s service area includes Marin County, unincorporated Napa County and the cities of Benicia, El Cerrito, Richmond, and San Pablo.
MCE has provided service to customers since 2010. Customers who choose to opt out or change their participation level in MCE service will need to contact MCE.
Gas services are not provided by MCE, and continue with your regular provider.
For more information regarding MCE, contact 1-888-632-3674 or visit the MCE Clean Energy website.
- Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) is a CCA program, and is the default electricity provider for Sonoma County. SCP is a not-for-profit public agency, independently run by elected officials from Sonoma County. SCP enrolled its first customers in May 2014 and finshed the enrollment process with the towns of Petaluma, Rohnert Park and Cloverdale in May 2015. PG&E customers in these cities were automatically enrolled with SCP. Customers who choose to opt out can do so by contacting Sonoma Clean Power at 1-855-202-2139or online at Sonoma Clean Power.
Opting out of CCA programs
PLEASE NOTE: PG&E cannot accept opt-out requests.
If you receive notice that your electric service can be served by a CCA, and you want to opt out of the CCA program, you must submit your opt-out request directly to the CCA. Submit an opt-out request if:
- Your area is transitioning to the CCA for the first time
- You start a new electric service within an existing CCA area
NOTE: Customers can opt out of an established CCA program by contacting the CCA.
Contact Marin Clean Energy (MCE) and Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) to opt out
You can reach California CCA providers to opt out at the following numbers and websites:
PG&E and CCA rate comparisons
We partner with MCE and SCP to compare typical electric rates, average monthly charges and generation portfolio data. Download any of the following files for more information.