Monterey Bay Community Power

The Monterey Bay Community Power project is a regional project among local government agencies that aims to provide electricity to residents and businesses throughout Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties through the Community Choice Energy (CCE) model.  Established by State law in 2002, CCE enables communities to choose clean-source power at a cost equivalent to PG&E while retaining PG&E’s role in maintaining power lines and providing customer service. The CCE model helps ensure local economic vitality because money from rates paid by local customers stays local.  Surplus revenues that would normally flow to PG&E will stay in the community to help fund renewable energy projects, create jobs and stimulate the economy. Learn more at

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About Monterey Bay Community Power
Formed in 2013, the Monterey Bay Community Power project is a region-wide collaborative partnership comprised of all 21 local governments within the greater Monterey Bay area, including the Counties of Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito and all 18 cities located within. The partnership also includes Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District, Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority, and Monterey Regional Waste Management District. The purpose of the project has been to investigate the viability of establishing a local community choice energy (CCE) joint powers agency (JPA) within the region. Authorized by California legislation (AB 117 in 2001, amended by SB 790 in 2011), CCE allows counties and cities to pool their electricity load in order to purchase electricity or invest in energy projects and programs for local residents and businesses as an alternative to the existing utility provider, (PG&E.) Formal resolutions to participate in the project were passed by every jurisdiction in 2013, with each given the option of appointing a representative to the Project Development Advisory Committee overseeing the investigation.

About J.M. Brown
J.M. Brown is a consultant for Miller Maxfield, Inc., a Santa Cruz-based public affairs and strategic communications firm. A former reporter for the Santa Cruz Sentinel, J.M. now works on the public outreach team for Monterey Bay Community Power, as well as Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County.

The Monterey County Business Council wishes to acknowledge Credit Consulting Services  and Monterey Bay PTAC for sponsoring Eggs & Issues.





Special thanks to the County of Monterey for its ongoing support of the Monterey County Business Council’s efforts for economic development and education.

Monterey County

Sponsorship opportunities are available for Eggs & Issues!

For $250, local sponsors receive the following:

  • Five (5) minutes to speak about their company and its activities
  • Recognition at the event
  • Recognition in all marketing materials (e.g., social media, website, etc.)
  • Recognition in Friday Facts, our weekly email newsletter
  • Two tickets for the breakfast

For $400, a company gets to sponsor two consecutive breakfasts.

Contact MCBC Executive Director Brian Turlington at should you wish to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

September 22, 2016
7:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Club
1 McClure Way
Seaside, CA 93955