Giving Power to the People

MCE was started by a community committed to environmental justice and clean energy.

We partner with local workforce development agencies like RichmondBuild to create green jobs and build a brighter future for us all.

Everyone’s Included

MCE is committed to energy equity and climate justice. Providing equitable access to clean energy for residents, businesses, and organizations in underserved communities lies at the heart of our mission.

Programs to Benefit the Underserved

Supporting our communities means taking a holistic look at how we can best serve those who are most impacted or disadvantaged both economically and environmentally by the present and future damages that climate change and fossil fuels cause.

Our suite of programs provides customers with access to clean energy technology and services while lowering their electricity bills and greenhouse gas emissions. From income-qualifying electric vehicle rebates to cost-relief programs, MCE focuses on supporting those who need it most.

The Community Power Coalition

MCE’s Community Power Coalition is a network of social, racial, and environmental justice organizations that do feet-on-the-street work to address inequities in our local communities. MCE partners with coalition members to:
  • Address climate change and eliminate the use of fossil fuels in our communities.
  • Create learning opportunities about climate justice for community-based organizations.
  • Expand access to renewable energy services and customer programs.
  • Encourage participation in the design and execution of MCE’s energy equity programs and policies.

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We need your voice!

Learn how your organization can join the Community Power Coalition. MCE seeks to support mission-aligned community events, activities, and organizations in our community.

Community Power Coalition Members

Celebrating Your Efforts

The Charles F. McGlashan Advocacy Award

The Charles F. McGlashan Advocacy Award was established to recognize individuals and organizations that have demonstrated passion, dedication, and leadership on behalf of MCE. The annual award also honors and commemorates the life and environmental leadership legacy of former founding MCE Chairman, Charles F. McGlashan.

Climate Action Leadership Award

MCE created the Climate Action Leadership Award in 2020 to celebrate policymakers and advocates who have made significant contributions toward California’s fight against climate change through clean energy policies that benefit Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) customers.

Supplier Diversity

Our supplier diversity efforts help businesses whose owners are women, minority, LGBTQ, and/or disabled veterans to access opportunities in California’s energy sector. By leading our supplier diversity workshops and training sessions over several years, MCE has helped many businesses receive certification in the state’s Supplier Diversity Clearinghouse to access utility contracts and more easily grow their local businesses.

MCE annually submits a Supplier Diversity Report to the California Public Utilities Commission that outlines our voluntary work.

The California Public Utilities Commission’s General Order 156 (GO 156) ruling requires utility entities to procure at least 21.5% of their contracts with majority women-owned, minority-owned, disabled veteran-owned, and LGBT-owned business enterprises’. Qualified businesses become GO 156-certified through the CPUC and are then added to the Supplier Clearinghouse database.

Our annual Certify and Amplify workshops inform eligible local businesses on the certification. In 2019, we invited CPUC Supplier Diversity Program and Supplier Diversity Clearinghouse representatives to our Concord office to present the steps needed to certify. The following year we made the Certify and Amplify workshop virtual due to the COVID pandemic shelter-in-place orders. This allowed us to extend the invitation beyond our service area to businesses across the state.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

We continuously seek ways to infuse DEI practices throughout the agency — from applying equity metrics to our power procurement process to prioritizing community sponsorship dollars in underserved populations.

External efforts

Internal efforts

Equity in power procurement

  • Our Open Season solicitations encourage power suppliers to include community benefits and equity metrics in their offers, such as support for educational programs, environmental justice initiatives, and workforce development and training initiatives.
  • Our Power Purchase Agreement term sheets (pdf) and contracts prohibits MCE from accepting proposals for facilities that rely on equipment or resources built with forced labor.
  • Our Green Access program offers qualifying customers living in a designated disadvantaged community access to 100% renewable energy and a 20% discount on their electricity bills for up to 20 years.

How can we better serve your community?

Our board of locally elected officials reflects the interests of their communities and welcomes your ideas and feedback. As a not–for–profit public agency, our customers influence our policies and programs through our board meetings, which are open to the public.

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