Billing and Rates


Competitive Rates, More Transparency

3CE and your utility provider (PG&E or SCE) partner to generate and deliver electricity across the Central Coast region as well as provide customers with their complete billing information.

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Your utility provider delivers
customer-usage data to 3CE


3CE sends back the electric generation charges


Your utility provider incorporates 3CE charges into your final bill

Central Coast Community Energy
Electric Generation Charges

The 3CE Electric Generation Charges may look like a new or extra charge, but you’ve always paid electric generation charges, along with the Franchise Fee and PCIA Charge. But you never knew it because these costs were hidden within PG&E or SCE’s Bundled electricity Services Charge.

Now that 3CE is responsible for how and where your electricity is generated, these charges have been broken out as separate line items. Just one of the ways that 3CE is providing customers like you more transparency and accountability.

Remember, your utility provider has always charged for both electric generation and delivery. Now you have more insight into what you’re paying for as a customer of 3CE.


Did you know? If your electricity costs have increased, it is likely due to seasonal changes in energy use or extended use of certain appliances at more expensive times of day as well as potential changes to a utility provider’s gas and electric rates. 3CE rates continue to be competitive and affordable for our customers throughout the Central Coast. 

Clean energy at competitive rates.

In 2018 and 2019, 3CE matched the utility providers’ electric generation rates, providing rate benefits to customers through a 3CE rebate applied to customer’s electric bill. As of January 2020, customers now receive their 3CE rate benefits directly on their monthly bill through a competitive electric generation rate.  

3CE reinvested $4.4 million in rate benefits in 2018 compared to what customers would have paid their utility provider, and that number increased to $12.7 million for 2019 and $32.4 million in 2020.


Review 3CE rates below or contact one of our local Customer Service Energy Advisors to learn more about your rates or how you can conserve energy and save money. 

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Rate Assistance Programs

Central Coast Community Energy customers have the same access to rate assistance programs
There is no need to reapply for these programs with Central Coast Community Energy. Those enrolled in CARE/FERA may also be eligible to apply for the 
AMP Program
        • CARE
        • FERA
        • AMP
        • HEAP and 
        • Medical Baseline 

Review assistance program details on our Customer Financial Resources Webpage: