Energy Innovation, Efficiency, and Sustainability for Humboldt County

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High Energy Bill this Month?  Many customers are noticing higher-than-expected energy bills right now. PG&E increased electricity delivery rates in January 2022, and natural gas prices have increased as well. Electric generation rates were raised in March 2022, which will be reflected in April 2022 bills. Please contact us and we’ll happily go over the details of your bill with you, and provide you with energy-saving options.

Scam Alert: We are receiving reports that individuals are going door-to-door to people’s homes claiming to be with RCEA and wanting to save you money on your bill if you sign up with a new contract.  This is false, we do not knock on residential doors to discuss your bill. We also hear that individuals are offering better deals on gas, which RCEA does not handle, we are only electricity. Please do not feel pressured to sign anything until you have fully researched the offer and verified the entity’s legitimacy.  Also, please only pay your current and past due bills via your usual secure payment options. If someone calls for your credit card information to keep your account active, hang up and call PG&E’s customer service if you have questions. Local law enforcement is aware of these scams, but please do call to report your experience. Thank you for remaining diligent. See our May 23 scam press release on our News page. 

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RCEA NEWS includes:

  • California’s First 100% Renewable Multi-Customer Microgrid is Now Operational
  • Community Choice Energy 5-Year Anniversary
  • Energy Storage Procurement Projects

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Job Opportunities

RCEA is accepting applications for multiple positions. Visit our Employment page to find out more.

Community Choice Energy

Clean, renewable, and reliable energy that is good for you, our community, and the planet.

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Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) administers Humboldt County’s Community Choice Energy program. It is designed by your city councils and county supervisors to offer you lower rates on electricity and to keep the benefits and control right here in the County.

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RCEA wants to help you make your home and business more energy-efficient, reduce your energy costs, and lower your carbon emissions.

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.

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We also have rebates for Heat Pumps, EVs, EV chargers, and more.

Our FREE customized Efficiency Kits are valued at up to $75. 

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 are funded by RCEA’s Community Choice Energy program.

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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.

     Offshore Wind         Redwood Coast Airport Microgrid

Contracting Opportunities

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.

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Dolores and Becca Blanc are happy customers with their new lighting


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.

Renewable Energy Coloring Book

We are excited to present Humboldt County and RCEA’s first Renewable Energy Coloring Book! Learn more about our coloring book and how you can get copies here.

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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.

Cover and link to RCEA's annual Community Report published in January 2021.The 2021-22 Community REport

Learn about RCEA’s work and the progress we are making in our special 16-page feature in the January 20 North Coast Journal.

The Redwood Coast Airport Microgrid Ribbon cutting ceremony on June 22, 2022. For more details on the project, visit our webpage.

Learn more about RCEA’s Community Choice Energy Program in our 2017 launch video (en Español aquí)

For more information on our Net Energy Metering program, you can watch this 2019 video and visit our NEM page for 

residences and businesses.


The Redwood Coast Energy Authority develops and implements sustainable energy initiatives that reduce energy demand, increase energy efficiency, and advance the use of clean, efficient, and renewable resources.

We are a local government Joint Powers Agency founded in 2003 whose members include the County of Humboldt, the Cities of Arcata, Blue Lake, Eureka, Ferndale, Fortuna, Rio Dell, and Trinidad, and the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District. 

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RCEA’s office is open by appointment only. Please call (707)269-1700 or visit our contact page ( if you have any questions or wish to schedule an appointment. Thank you for your patience.