The purpose of Marin Clean Energy is to address climate change by reducing energy related greenhouse gas emissions and securing energy supply, price stability, energy efficiencies and local economic and workforce benefits. It is the intent of MCE to promote the development and use of a wide range of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency programs, including but not limited to solar and wind energy production at competitive rates for customers.
Marin Clean Energy is a public, not-for-profit electricity provider that gives customers the choice of having 50% to 100% of their electricity supplied from clean, renewable sources such as solar, wind, bioenergy, geothermal and hydro at competitive rates. By choosing MCE, customers help support new in-state and local renewable energy generation.
MCE is California's first Community Choice Aggregation program and launched service to customers in May 2010, although the organization was created in 2008. As a community choice aggregator, MCE partners with PG&E to provide billing and electric delivery services while MCE determines the source of energy. MCE serves approximately 125,000 customers in its service area, which includes Marin County and the City of Richmond.