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.
Customer Energy Solutions
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.
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.
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.
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.