Tom Butt
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  Updates from MCE
February 14, 2018
  • CalCCA Quarterly Update

By the end of 2018, California’s 12 operational CCAs are expected to serve more than 3,355,000 homes and businesses across 21 counties. By 2020, it’s estimated that over 50 percent of California residents will have CCA service! Read the attached CalCCA Quarterly Update to learn more about CCA activities underway across the state.

Approximate 150 people attended the first CCA Supplier Diversity Symposium on January 26th in Richmond, co-hosted by CalCCA and the Greenlining Institute. The Symposium created an opportunity to advance discussions focusing on supporting private-public partnerships with women, minority, disabled veteran, and LGBTQ-owned businesses in the energy sector. There was a wide range of over two dozen speakers, including Senator Ricardo Lara, Senator Nancy Skinner, CPUC Commissioner Carla Peterman, and several workers from MCE Solar One. Special thanks to Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover who provided a warm and inspiring welcome to kick off the event. Please see the attached press release for a summary of the day’s discussions. For additional details about topics and speakers, see the attached Program and Presentations.

  • CPUC Resolution E-4907 News Conference 2/8

The CPUC is scheduled to vote on Resolution E-4907 on Thursday, February 8, which would institute up to a two-year waiting period for forming or expanding CCA programs. The resolution represents a large departure from existing CPUC statutory oversight of CCAs and impinges on both local and state authority. The Center for Climate Protection is organizing a news conference in protest from 8:30 – 9:20 A.M. before the CPUC vote on 2/8. Details are in the attached media advisory. Another rally is being organized by a group called Inland Empire Citizens Action Committee to oppose CCAs at the same time. More information about this group is attached.

We’re thrilled to announce that MCE Solar One began producing electricity at the end of December, feeding 10.5 MW of new solar energy onto the grid and supplying enough electricity for over 3,400 homes annually! For an up-close look and a birds eye view, check out this video. You can also see our very own Vice Chair Tom Butt on the recent spotlight from KPIX CBS SFBayArea. We’re looking forward to celebrating SolarOne (and Earth Day) with an on-site conference and tour in April. Details will be forthcoming. See more recent press about the project below.
MCE Solar One goes online, Richmond Standard, 1/25/18
Cenergy, sPower complete 10.5-MW solar tracking project in California, Solar Power World, 1/29/18
Cenergy Power, MCE, RPCS Commission San Francisco Bay Area’s largest publicly owned solar project, North American Clean Energy, 1/29/18

We are excited to welcome several new Deep Green Champion businesses, listed below, that have chosen to eliminate energy-related pollution with MCE’s 100% renewable energy service and take advantage of MCE’s complimentary marketing and promotional benefits.
Mike’s Bikes in Novato, San Rafael, Sausalito and Walnut Creek
Kensington Fire Protection District
City of El Cerrito
College of Marin
City of San Rafael
Montessori de Terra Linda in San Rafael
Sage Renewable Energy Consulting in San Rafael

  • Recent Press

Marin County goes 100% green, North Bay Business Journal, 1/4/18
Trump solar tariff sends chill through Bay Area firms, Marin IJ, 1/30/18

  • MCE Employment Opportunities

We are accepting applications for a Chief Operating Officer (COO) Law Clerk, Internal Operations Administrative Assistant, Power Settlements Analyst, and Customer Programs Manager. Please feel free to circulate these opportunities to your networks.

  • MCE RFPs

Please feel free to share the following RFOs.
Request for Proposals for Direct Installation Services for Multifamily Energy Savings Programs
Request for Proposal for Energy Efficiency (DSM) Software Procurement and Implementation Planning Consultant
Request for Proposal for Evaluation of a Low-Income Pilot Program
Appendix A: Barriers and Metrics Table (pdf)
Appendix B: Sample Contract(pdf)
2018 Open Season for renewable energy and energy storage