MCE Reports Almost 150% Increase in Energy Efficiency in 2021
More than $1.6 million in rebates paid to residents and businesses
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 6, 2022
MCE Press Contact:
Jenna Tenney, Marketing & Communications Manager
(925) 378-6747 | communications@mceCleanEnergy.org
SAN RAFAEL and CONCORD, Calif. — MCE has released its 2021 Energy Efficiency Annual Report, highlighting $1.6 million in rebates and 5,228 metric tons of CO2 emissions avoided. In 2021, MCE helped 285 homes and more than 100 businesses upgrade to be healthier, more efficient, and more comfortable and save approximately $2.2M on utility bills. Year over year, the programs increased electric savings by 183% and gas savings by 381%. MCE’s energy efficiency programs also include electrification workforce development and, in 2021, MCE held seven contractor electrification workshops and provided job placement for five trainees with local certified energy efficiency contractors.
“In 2021, MCE’s programs reduced greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to removing more than 1,100 passenger vehicles from the road each year,” said Maika Llorens Gulati, MCE Board Director and City of San Rafael Councilmember “From our families and tenants services in low-income communities to our Agricultural and Industrial Resource Program, we focus on helping our communities increase the comfort of their daily lives by improving efficiencies while addressing health and safety concerns.”
MCE has been providing energy efficiency services since 2013 and has programs to support agricultural, commercial, industrial, multifamily, single-family, and small business customers as well as a workforce development program. On March 4, 2022, MCE filed a business plan with the California Public Utilities Commission to invest $188 million from 2024 to 2031 in energy efficiency and demand management programs to benefit customers, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support grid resiliency. The eight-year plan includes extending MCE’s groundbreaking Peak FLEXmarket Program and creating new equity offerings for residents in environmental justice communities in MCE’s service area.
MCE’s customer programs page provides a comprehensive overview of MCE’s energy efficiency, electrification, and workforce education programs.
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.