Community Choice Energy Coming To Humboldt

Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 @ 9:35 a.m. / Environment

This morning I spoke with Matthews Marshall, the Executive Director of Redwood Coast Energy Authority about the new Community Choice Energy program. Through the hard work of the RCEA, Humboldt County will be joining other California counties in generating, managing and choosing the sources of energy that supply the county. 

This new program should result in slightly lower bills for most PG&E customers. For those of us who have gone solar, there will be new benefits to over generation including rollover credits. You will still be getting billed though PG&E, just the choices in generation will be made locally. PG&E will still maintain the grid and provide the maintenance of it. There is really no downside, however, customers can still have the choice to opt out at anytime. For those of you who want to energy from 100% renewable sources, you also have that option (at a slightly higher rate). Expect to get more information about this program in your mail within the next month or so.