City of Concord California

News Release

February 28, 2018

MCE offers Concord residents energy-saving choices

Concord residents should have received the first of four mailers from MCE, the new community choice energy not-for-profit company that will start providing service to all Concord residences and businesses in April. MCE allows residents to choose if they want their electricity to come from 50% renewable sources or 100% renewable sources. Customers can also choose to stay with PG&E for their electricity; PG&E electricity is about 30% renewable. Typically MCE service costs the same or slightly less than PG&E.

MCE is in the process of informing residents about their electricity choices through a series of mailers. The City joined MCE last year. Per State law, Community Choice programs are opt-out programs. This means that because the City joined MCE, everyone in the City will automatically be enrolled in MCE, but may opt-out and stay with PG&E if they wish. PG&E will continue to transmit, distribute, and bill for the electricity service.

On Thursday, March 22 at 6 p.m., the City and MCE will host a Town Hall meeting, and on Monday, April 9 at 7 p.m., the City and MCE will host a solar workshop. Both meetings will be held in the Concord City Council Chamber at Civic Center, 1950 Parkside Drive.

Attendees will have the opportunity learn how the program works, its potential for local economic and environmental benefits, and the various program options available.

MCE currently serves residents and businesses in Marin County, Napa County, and the cities of Richmond, Benicia, El Cerrito, San Pablo, Walnut Creek, and Lafayette. In April, in addition to Concord, MCE will begin providing service to the cities of Danville, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Pinole, Pittsburg, San Ramon, and unincorporated Contra Costa County in April.

Benefits of joining MCE include: providing customer choice, establishing local control, expanding renewable energy portfolios, enhancing local economic development, and implementing the Citywide Climate Action Plan to achieve City and State environmental goals.

For more information, visit or contact MCE at (888) 632-3674.

City of Concord CA