Less than a year after its launch, Monterey Bay Community Power is expanding outside the area.
On Wednesday, the community power agency board unanimously approved the addition of the cities of San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay to its service area. The move, which still needs to be approved by the state Public Utilities Commission, would add about 29,000 new customers to the “community choice aggregator” power agency and push the local community power agency’s customer base to more than 300,000.
The tentative date for the two new members to be operating under a revised agreement is January 2020. The CPUC now requires CCAs to wait a year to start service for new members and the CPUC must also review and approve an implementation plan next year.
Monterey Bay CEO Tom Habashi noted the cities are part of the continued growth at a “remarkable rate” in CCAs across the state.
“Here on the Central Coast, this new partnership with the cities of San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay affirms our region’s longstanding commitments to environmental stewardship and economic stimulation,” Habashi said. “Our team is really excited to bring these cities into the fold and we hope more communities in our region and across California follow in their footsteps.”
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