Redwood Coast Energy Authority is a local, not-for-profit government agency that procures electricity. We are the generation portion of your utility bill.
Energy Innovation, Efficiency, and Sustainability for Humboldt County
RCEA is a local government Joint Powers Authority founded in 2003 whose members include the Yurok Tribe, the County of Humboldt, the Cities of Arcata, Blue Lake, Eureka, Ferndale, Fortuna, Rio Dell, and Trinidad, and the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District. The purpose of RCEA is to develop and implement sustainable energy initiatives that reduce energy demand, increase energy efficiency, and advance the use of clean, efficient and renewable resources available in the region for the benefit of the Member agencies and their constituents.
Meetings & Events
Thursday, March 23, 2023 – 3:30 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting
In-Person Meeting at Jefferson Community Center, 1000 B Street, Eureka
Join Our Team
Program Coordinator – Demand Side Management
See our Employment page for details.
RCEA’s current staff page is here.
RCEA is your local Community Choice electricity provider
We are investing in Humboldt County by buying clean electricity and building renewable and reliable energy resources that benefit our community.
Call us or stop by our office in Old Town Eureka. Our customer service reps would gladly assist you with any questions or concerns.
Click on a button to learn more about your electricity ‘generation’ service.
RCEA Rebates, Resources, and Incentives
In addition to electricity service, RCEA’s Customer Energy Solutions has various programs to help Humboldt County homes, businesses, agencies, and Tribes…
- become more energy-efficient
- cut their energy costs
- reduce their carbon emissions
- take advantage of rebates, incentives, and resources to make upgrades more affordable and equitable for all our customers
RCEA’s guiding principle is to provide the best possible service and value across all our customer segments. Energy assessments, rebates for energy-efficient equipment, referrals, or even our own direct-install team are just some of the ways our trusted energy advisors can provide the best program offerings for you.
Drive Electric and Save
Electric vehicles (EVs) are high-performance and fun to drive, but they can also significantly reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.
RCEA has resources for current and potential EV drivers, including rebates and incentives, home and public charging information, and details about electric bikes.
Our EV and EV Charging Rebates have been funded by RCEA’s Community Choice Energy program.
Renewable Electricity Sources
Power procurement lies at the heart of why Community Choice Energy is a great idea.
Our electricity is currently sourced primarily from wind, solar, and hydropower from California and the Pacific Northwest, plus local biomass. We are collaborating with various other entities to create new sources of energy and long-term contracts, like offshore wind, that will continue to expand the capacity and stability of our local and state grid.
Rather than being subject to decisions made by regulators in Sacramento and executives at PG&E headquarters in San Francisco, local governments including Humboldt’s can now bring those decisions home.
Shortcuts: Offshore Wind | Redwood Coast Airport Microgrid
The Redwood Coast Energy Authority leads and collaborates on many projects that require third-party service providers to participate in a process of public bidding or to provide project expertise or assistance. Current and recent solicitations can be found on our contracting page.
Local businesses and agencies shed light on how they reduced their losses and saved energy by working with RCEA on energy-efficient lighting upgrades.
Humboldt County businesses are leading the way to achieve economic and energy-reduction goals.
There are currently no Flex Alerts. Thank you for conserving your electricity use.
Incentives for energy storage
Take advantage of rebates available for a limited time for installing energy storage technology such as batteries at homes, businesses, and public facilities. Visit Swell Energy to get started or visit RCEA’s Energy Storage page.