Energy Programs Overview

Learn How You Can Benefit from Current Energy Programs

Community Reinvestment through Energy Programs
To learn more about how 3CE reinvests back into the community through our energy programs, please watch the video to the right.

Why Electrify? With today’s clean and renewable energy sources, generating electricity on a large scale is no longer the source of pollution that it used to be. Getting more electric cars on the road and more homes, buildings and industrial sites off natural gas and onto electricity powered by clean and renewable sources will accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and give us an opportunity to rapidly reduce carbon emissions throughout the Central Coast. 

In addition to environmental benefits, electrification provides cleaner air and water and often provides economic benefits such as reduced costs for vehicles, homes and businesses.

Electrifying Community Benefits

Through education and financial resources, 3CE Energy Programs assist our Central Coast Community with the switch from fossil fuels to clean energy alternatives. 
Based on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions measures, focusing our Energy Programs on the transportation and building sectors will provide the greatest impact on reducing GHG emissions locally.
As 3CE launches energy programs to meet our community’s goals, we continue to collaborate and engage with stakeholders to develop and enhance our energy programs. 3CE accomplishes this through our FY 2021-22 Program Design Process. After this pilot year, we will be re-assessing our priorities annually and re-adjusting the design criteria as needed. Please see below for more information on our Program Design Process.

Share Your Feedback About CCCE Energy Programs for the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year


Community feedback continues to power the potential of CCCE Energy Programs. Following the recommendations of the CCCE Community Advisory Council and members of the communities we serve, CCCE staff are preparing to request final Board approval for proposed Energy Programs to be  administered in the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year (FY 21-22). There is still time to review the proposed programs and provide your feedback.

Electrification Education Grant Program


3CE is expanding it’s community investment by providing $260,000 in electrification education grants to bridge the gap in our electrification and decarbonization goals.  

3CE’s Electrification Education Grant Program received applications for projects and programs that advance electrification education, outreach and/or workforce training and development within 3CE communities. The application process closed 5/13/21.
In order to achieve our greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals, central coast communities must rapidly transition from fossil fuel-based transportation and building energy-use towards clean electricity-based livelihood. 

Program Design Process for FY 2021-22

Through surveys, webinars and direct contact, assess community priorities to shape 3CE’s next suite of energy programs. Participate in our Energy Programs Survey & have your voice be heard

English Energy Programs Survey    

Encuesta Comunitaria Sobre Programas de Energía

3CE staff and CAC members build out Design Criteria framework that prioritizes Energy Programs based on identified attributes in Community Priorities. 
3CE staff pre-screen Energy Programs concepts against Design Criteria to create “shortlist” of program concepts and receive public feedback.
Join 3CE staff to brainstorm and discuss potential energy programs.
Staff incorporates public feedback and builds out comprehensive FY 2021/22 Energy Program Workplan to inform FY 2021/22 budgeting efforts and provide a guide for implementation of energy programs beginning October 2021.
As a public agency and electricity generation provider, 3CE is uniquely positioned to research,
explore, pilot and launch innovative, scalable programs to accelerate the electrification
of California’s Central Coast.

Our Five-Year Energy Programs Road Map

3CE has built a comprehensive five-year Energy Programs road map to prioritize aggressive emission reductions while driving local economic development and stable, low electricity rates. In addition, as the region’s transportation and building stock switches from fuel to electricity, the program map aims to address community emergency preparedness and resiliency during times of power outages.



Review the complete Five-Year Energy Programs Road Map: 

Five-Year Energy Programs Road Map 

(Please note: The road map was created while 3CE was still Monterey Bay Community Power)


Review the 3CE Emissions Metrics covering Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo and Santa Cruz Counties here