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MCE Clean Energy

 
In the last several months, the City Councils for all five cities in Napa County voted to join MCE  in order to give our residents and businesses the option to use cleaner, more-renewable, non-polluting electricity generation.
 
PG&E will continue to maintain our lines, handle our billing and provide gas service. The only change will be that MCE is generating the electricity.
 

The switch to MCE electricity service will take place in September unless you choose to opt out. Opting out is very easy! Simply call (888) 632-3674 or click the button below to opt out on MCE's website

You will have many opportunities over the coming months to learn all the facts so that you can make a choice that suits your household's needs. MCE representatives will be available at many city events, and will hold office hours at City Hall from time to time for drop in questions. Stay tuned to our website, Facebook page and our City Manager's Friday Email Updates for further details on dates and times.  

Energy can make a difference to you,
your community, and the environment.

 

WHAT IS MCE? 
MCE is a not-for-profit, community-based organization partnering with PG&E to provide electricity service. MCE's mission is to address climate change by reducing energy related greenhouse gas emissions through renewable energy supply and energy efficiency at stable and competitive rates while providing local economic and workforce benefits. 
 

MCE offers choices for 50% to 100% renewable energy from solar, wind, bioenergy, geothermal and hydroelectricity at competitive rates. By choosing MCE, customers help support new in-state and local renewable energy generation. MCE has provided service to Marin County since 2010 and to unincorporated Napa County since 2015.

HOW DOES MCE WORK? 

We work in partnership with PG&E. When you choose stay with MCE, you will find that we make supporting renewable energy easy, affordable, and rewarding for your home or business.

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WHY AM I AUTOMATICALLY ENROLLED IN MCE IF I DON'T OPT OUT? 
As public power agencies, Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs are required by California state law to be the primary power provider for the areas that they serve rather than existing investor-owned utilities. As the primary power provider, customers receive CCA service by default but may opt out to receive service from their investor-owned utility. 
 
WHY WOULD I USE MCE? ARE THE RATES HIGHER?  
MCE offers cleaner energy, and has competitive rates compared to PG&E. For an average household, the cost for MCE's 50% renewable option will be slightly lower than PG&E's 30% renewable option when the MCE's revised rates go into effect in September. MCE's new rates will largely absorb the exit fee that PG&E charges. Bottom line, the amount you pay will be very close to the same whether you choose MCE or PG&E. 
 
HOW MUCH DOES MCE SERVICE COST? 

MCE's Board of Directors unanimously voted to reduce rates an average of 9% (effective September 2016), before service starts in our community. Based on these rates, the cost of MCE Light Green 50% renewable energy service will be slightly less for a typical residential customers than the cost of PG&E 30% renewable energy service. In addition, MCE has optional residential rates available to customers, such as net energy metering, time-of-use and electric vehicle rates.

HOW DOES MCE AFFECT BUSINESS CUSTOMERS? 
The difference between MCE and PG&E service for a typical business will be within about 1%; some customers may pay a little more, while others may see a small savings.
 
ARE THERE OTHER SERVICE OPTIONS? 

Coming soon, you can select any of the options below through MCE or by calling (888) 632-3674. Your PG&E account number is needed to process your request. To find out more about MCE's energy choices, click here.

  • MCE Light Green - 50% Renewable Energy (standard)
  • MCE Deep Green - 100% Renewable Energy
  • MCE Local Sol - 100% Local Solar Energy
  • PG&E - 30% Renewable Energy (opt-out of MCE to stay with PG&E)
HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ON MCE? 
We encourage you to check out the FAQ section of MCE's website for more questions and answers.