San Louis Obispo Tribune
Roughly 100,000 new local customers are now receiving electricity through Central Coast Community Energy starting this month, joining 400,000 others who already receive community power throughout the region.
According to a Central Coast Community Energy (3CE) news release, agriculture, business and residential customers in Arroyo Grande, Del Ray Oaks, Grover Beach, Guadalupe, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, Santa Maria, Solvang and unincorporated Northern Santa Barbara County began receiving service from the community-owned electricity provider in January.
3CE, previously called Monterey Bay Community Power, is a community choice energy organization that allows local governments to pool electricity demand for their communities for cost-savings. It also promises lower greenhouse gas emissions and more customer control.