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
CCAs continue to grow. The list below includes active CCAs operating within the PG&E service territory in California. Note that CCAs provide electric service only; they don’t provide gas service. If you receive gas service from a Core Transport Agent (CTA), visit our CTA resources page.
CPSF offers 40 or 100% renewable energy to its customers. Automatic enrollment by neighborhood is occurring in phases as CPSF becomes San Francisco’s default electric generation provider.
CPSF has provided service to customers since May 2016.
East Bay Community Energy (EBCE)
East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) is a public agency that increases the use of renewable energy and investment in the local community.
EBCE serves Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Oakland, Piedmont, San Leandro, Union City, and unincorporated Alameda County. EBCE will begin service in June 2018.
Marin Clean Energy (MCE)
MCE is a not-for-profit public agency that offers 55 or 100% renewable energy to its customers. MCE's service area includes Marin and Napa counties, and the cities of Benicia, El Cerrito, Lafayette, Richmond, San Pablo and Walnut Creek.
MCE has provided service to customers since 2010.
Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP)
Monterey Bay Community Power provides electricity to the counties of Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito entirely from renewable and hydroelectric resources. MBCP is a not-for-profit public agency and sets its rates to be competitive with PG&E. MBCP also provides all customers with periodic rebates for their energy costs.
Non-residential service underway March 2018. Residential service underway July 2018.
Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE)
Pioneer Community Energy (PIO)
Thank you for being a valuable customer of Pioneer Community Energy. Pioneer is a locally-governed, not-for-profit, public agency now purchasing electricity on behalf of Placer County residents and businesses to provide more choice. Electricity from Pioneer is delivered to you by PG&E, who remains an essential partner for power distribution, service, and billing.
Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA)
RCEA is a joint powers agency located in Humboldt County. RCEA offers 40 or 100% renewable energy to its customers. PG&E delivers electricity from RCEA and we remain an essential partner for power distribution, service and billing.
RCEA has provided service to customers since May 2017.
Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE)
SVCE is a community-owned agency that offers 50 or 100% renewable energy to its customers. Participating communities include Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale and unincorporated Santa Clara County.
SVCE has provided service to customers since April 2017.
Sonoma Clean Power (SCP)
San José Clean Energy (SJCE)
San José Clean Energy (SJCE) is a program of the city of San José that increases the use of renewable energy and investment in the local community.
SJCE will begin service to city accounts in September 2018 and to residents and businesses in March 2019.
Valley Clean Energy (VCE)
Valley Clean Energy is a not-for-profit, public agency that sources 42% or 100% renewable energy to its customers. VCE’s service area includes the City of Davis, the City of Woodland and unincorporated Yolo County. VCE has provided service to customers since 2018.
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:
- CleanPowerSF (CPSF): Call 1-415-554-0773 or visit CleanPowerSF
- East Bay Community Energy (EBCE): Call 1-833-699-3223 or visit ebce.org
- Marin Clean Energy (MCE): Call 1-888-632-3674 or visit MCE Clean Energy.
- Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP): Call 1-889-909-6227 or visit Monterey Bay Community Power
- Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE): Call 1-866-966-0110 or visit Peninsula Clean Energy
- Pioneer Community Energy (PIO): Call 1-844-937-7466 or visit Pioneer Community Energy
- Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA): Call 1-800-931-7232 or visit Redwood Coast Energy Authority
- Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE): Call 1-844-474-7823 or visit Silicon Valley Clean Energy
- Sonoma Clean Power (SCP): Call 1-855-202-2139 or visit Sonoma Clean Power.
- San José Clean Energy (SJCE): Call 1-833-432-2454 or visit San José Clean Energy.
- Valley Clean Energy (VCE): Call 1-855-699-8232 or visit 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.