MCE 100% Renewable Costs Less than PG&E
Much Needed Bill Savings for Bay Area Customers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2022
MCE Press Contact: Jenna Tenney, Marketing & Communications Manager
(925) 378-6747 | communications@mceCleanEnergy.org
SAN RAFAEL and CONCORD, Calif. — MCE is offering Bay Area customers lower energy costs and is extending its MCE Cares Credit Program which, in less than one year, has already saved $3.1 million for 42,000 low-income residents and small businesses. The discount provides qualifying customers with $10/month residential credits and 20%/month (up to $22) small business credits.
All MCE customers are also paying less compared to PG&E. With MCE’s March 1, 2022 rate change, MCE residential customers are saving an average of $13 a month on their electricity bills with Light Green 60% renewable compared to PG&E’s 31% renewable. Even MCE’s premium Deep Green 100% renewable is less expensive than PG&E’s 31% renewable service, saving customers an average of $7 a month. Customers can choose MCE Deep Green 100% renewable energy to save on their electric bill and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to confront the climate crisis
“We know our customers are still navigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and rising energy costs are a part of that,” said Devin Murphy, MCE Board Director and City of Pinole Mayor Pro Tem. “Offering lower-cost energy options and extending the MCE Cares Credit Program is critical to helping our communities during these unprecedented times.”
*Based on a typical usage of a residential customer in our service area at current PG&E rates and MCE rates effective as of March 1, 2022 under the E-1 rate schedule. Actual differences may vary depending on usage, rate schedule, and other factors.
**Renewable energy content as reported to the California Energy Commission’s Power Source Disclosure Program.
***Exit fees charged by PG&E are based on the year your community began service with MCE.
MCE has reinvested more than $180 million into Bay Area communities since its 2010 launch, including more than $70 million in bill savings. MCE’s financial strength has allowed the agency to continue to reduce costs for customers while supporting the clean energy economy, local workforce development, and energy equity. Learn more about MCE’s current rates and sign up for MCE Deep Green at mceCleanEnergy.org/rates/.
About MCE: MCE is a groundbreaking, not-for-profit, public agency that has been setting the standard for clean energy in our communities since 2010. MCE offers more renewable power at stable rates, significantly reducing energy-related greenhouse emissions and enabling millions of dollars of reinvestment in local energy programs. MCE is a load-serving entity supporting a 1,200 MW peak load. MCE provides electricity service and innovative programs to more than 540,000 customer accounts and more than one million residents and businesses in 37 member communities across four Bay Area counties: Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, and Solano. For more information about MCE, visit mceCleanEnergy.org, or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.