As the demand for clean, renewable energy across the state increases, both Sonoma Clean Power and MCE, formerly Marin Clean Energy, are expanding their services.
Santa Rosa-based Sonoma Clean Power will begin serving Mendocino County in June, which will add 38,000 new customers to its existing 196,000 in Sonoma County.
In the North Bay, San Rafael-based MCE, with 255,000, customers, expanded into Napa last year.
Both clean-energy organizations are the “default electricity suppliers.” Both have agreements with PG&E to purchase electricity from clean sources like solar, wind, geothermal and hydropower from alternative sources, and feed it through PG&E’s wires to customers. PG&E also remains responsible for billing and maintenance to the system.