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.
How does it work?
PG&E continues to partner with the CCA to deliver the electricity through its transmission and distribution system. PG&E also provides meter-reading, billing, maintenance and outage response services.
Identify where CCA programs are available
CCA’s continue to grow. The following is a list of active CCAs operating within the PG&E service territory in California:
Marin Clean Energy (MCE)
Marin Clean Energy (MCE) is a not-for-profit public agency that offers 50 or 100% renewable energy for its customers. MCE’s service area includes Marin & Napa Counties, as well as the cities of Benicia, El Cerrito, Lafayette, Richmond, San Pablo and Walnut Creek.
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)
Sonoma Clean Power (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 finished 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.
CleanPowerSF (CPSF) is the City and County of San Francisco’s Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program, which is administered by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). Since May 2016, CleanPowerSF has offered both 35% and 100% renewable energy products to all San Francisco residents and businesses. Automatic enrollment by neighborhood is occurring in phases as CleanPowerSF becomes the City’s default electric generation provider; however, all San Francisco electricity customers can sign-up for early enrollment in the next phase.
Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE)
Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) is San Mateo County’s official electricity provider beginning October 2016. Peninsula Clean Energy offers lower rates and the added benefit of two electricity options, each with a different percentage of sustainable energy. Customers can choose ECOplus or ECO100 which offer 50% and 100% renewable energy respectively. All commercial and residential customers will be enrolled either in October 2016 or April 2017.
Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE)
Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) is a non-profit public agency formed to source clean, competitively-priced electricity on behalf of residential and commercial customers beginning in April 2017.Participating communities include Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale and unincorporated Santa Clara County. SVCE is governed by a Board of Directors made up of elected officials from each participating jurisdiction.
Between April and October 2017, customers within SVCE’s service area will be automatically enrolled by neighborhood in SVCE’s GreenStart electric generation service, sourced from 50% renewable and 100% carbon-free energy sources. If they choose, customers may upgrade to GreenPrime, SVCE’s premium 100% renewable energy service, or opt out of SVCE by visiting svcleanenergy.org or calling 1-844-474-7823.
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
You can reach California CCA providers to opt out at the following numbers and websites:
- Marin Clean Energy (MCE): Call 1-888-632-3674 or visit MCE Clean Energy.
- Sonoma Clean Power (SCP): Call 1-855-202-2139 or visit Sonoma Clean Power.
- CleanPowerSF (CPSF): Call 1-415-554-0773 or visit CleanPowerSF
- Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE): Call 1-866-966-0110 or visit Peninsula Clean Energy
- Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE): Call 1-844-474-7823 or visit Silicon Valley Clean Energy
PG&E and CCA rate comparisons
We partner with CCAs to compare typical electric rates, average monthly charges and generation portfolio data. Download any of the following files for more information.