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

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RCEA is a local government Joint Powers Authority founded in 2003 whose members include the Blue Lake Rancheria, 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. RCEA’s mission 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.



  • RCEA to Administer New Energy Network Serving Rural California
  • RCEA’s Microgrid Wins Statewide Reliability and Resiliency Awards

  • CC Power Initiates RFI on Developing Wind Energy Off California Coast

  • Yurok Tribe Joins RCEA

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Employment Opportunities

  • Project Manager – Demand Side Management 
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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.

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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.

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 E-Bike Incentive Program

RCEA wants you to be ready to apply for our first come, first served E-Bike voucher. RCEA will be offering a $500 E-Bike Voucher for income-qualified Humboldt County residents, and adaptive E-Bike riders are eligible to receive a $1,000 voucher. All RCEA customers are eligible for a $150 voucher as well. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is preparing to launch an Electric Bike (E-Bike) incentive program that aims to provide point-of-sale vouchers to income-qualified participants to encourage the adoption of E-Bikes. 

Learn more about 

  • Income qualifications
  • CARB E-Bike incentive amounts and program details 
  • How to register 
  • Local bike shops selling E-Bikes 
  • Benefits of owning an E-Bike 
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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.

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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.

Attendees at RCEA's 2023 Contractor and Vendor Open House

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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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.

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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.

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.


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633 3rd Street

Eureka, CA 95501

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(707) 269-1700

Automated Assistance:
(800) 931-7232

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