MCE Reports Almost 150% Increase in Energy Efficiency

More than $1.6 million in rebates paid to residents and businesses

MCE has released its 2021 Energy Efficiency Annual Report, highlighting $1.6 million in rebates and 5,228 metric tons of CO2 emissions avoided. In 2021, MCE helped 285 homes and more than 100 businesses upgrade to be healthier, more efficient, and more comfortable and save approximately $2.2M on utility bills. Year over year, the programs increased electric savings by 138% and gas savings by 381%. MCE’s energy efficiency programs also include electrification workforce development and, in 2021, MCE held seven contractor electrification workshops and provided job placement for five trainees with local certified energy efficiency contractors.

“In 2021, MCE’s programs reduced greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to removing more than 1,100 passenger vehicles from the road each year,” said Maika Llorens Gulati, MCE Board Director and City of San Rafael Councilmember “From our families and tenants services in low-income communities to our Agricultural and Industrial Resource Program, we focus on helping our communities increase the comfort of their daily lives by improving ef

MCE has been providing energy efficiency services since 2013 and has programs to support agricultural, commercial, industrial, multifamily, single-family, and small business customers as well as a workforce development program. On March 4, 2022, MCE filed a business plan with the California Public Utilities Commission to invest $188 million from 2024 to 2031 in energy efficiency and demand management programs to benefit customers, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support grid resiliency. The eight-year plan includes extending MCE’s groundbreaking Peak FLEXmarket Program and creating new equity offerings for residents in environmental justice communities in MCE’s service area.

MCE’s customer programs page provides a comprehensive overview of MCE’s energy efficiency, electrification, and workforce education programs.