Bay Area Clean Energy Provider Seeks Renewable Energy Contracts to Support California Climate Goals

Bay Area Clean Energy Provider Seeks Renewable Energy Contracts to Support California Climate Goals

MCE now accepting offers for renewable energy with a focus on wind, geothermal, and renewables paired with energy storage.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4, 2024

Press Contact:
Jenna Tenney, Manager of Communications and Community Engagement
(925) 378-6747 | communications@mceCleanEnergy.org

SAN RAFAEL and CONCORD, Calif. MCE’s 2024 Open Season request for offers is seeking renewable energy resources including those with energy storage. These projects are intended to help lower greenhouse gas emissions while creating clean energy jobs and supporting underserved communities.

MCE - Vicken Kasarjian

“MCE’s process for evaluating clean energy resources always includes an equity focus,” said Vicken Kasarjian, MCE COO. “We are prioritizing projects that will grow the local economy, offer environmental benefits beyond carbon reductions, and act as an example for how electricity providers should be supporting a clean energy future.”

Offers for renewable energy resources must be connected to the California Independent System Operator grid and include Resource Adequacy (RA). RA refers to projects that will provide additional energy to the grid in cases of extremely high demand.

MCE is also seeking energy paired with energy storage and will not accept any offers of stand-alone solar. Energy storage of any technology type will be considered along with four-hour and long-duration resources.

The resources requested in MCE’s 2024 Open Season will:

  • Increase access to cost-effective renewable electricity,
  • Improve grid reliability by offering additional resource adequacy, and
  • Advance California’s climate goals.

Offers will be accepted between March 4 and March 22, 2024. Offers will be evaluated and shortlisted on a rolling basis and instructions and documents are available at mceCleanEnergy.org/energy-procurement. Please direct any questions regarding the process to RFO@mceCleanEnergy.org

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About MCE: MCE is a not-for-profit public agency and the preferred electricity provider for more than 585,000 customer accounts and 1.5 million residents and businesses across Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, and Solano counties. Setting the standard for clean energy in California since 2010, MCE leads with 60-100% renewable power at stable rates, delivering a 1,400 MW peak load and significantly reducing greenhouse emissions and reinvesting millions in local programs. For more information about MCE, visit mceCleanEnergy.org, or follow us on your preferred social platform @mceCleanEnergy.

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