About RCEA

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Financial Transaction Report

As a public agency, RCEA provides its financial transaction report to the State Controller each year.

The Redwood Coast Energy Authority is a local government Joint Powers Agency 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.


If you live in one of these cities or in unincorporated Humboldt County, you can be part of Community Choice Energy.


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. To further that purpose, the Redwood Coast Energy Authority works toward the following goals:

  • To lead, coordinate and integrate regional efforts that advance secure, sustainable, clean and affordable energy resources
  • To develop a long-term sustainable energy strategy and implementation plan
  • To increase awareness of, and enhance access to, energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy opportunities available to the region
  • To add value to, but not duplicate, energy services offered by utilities and others serving the region
  • To keep key decision makers and stakeholders informed of policy, regulatory, and market changes that are likely to impact the region
  • To support research, development, demonstration, innovation, and commercialization of sustainable energy technologies by public and private entities operating in Humboldt County
  • To develop regional capabilities to respond to energy emergencies and short-term disruptions in energy supply, infrastructure, or markets that could adversely affect Humboldt residents and businesses

Visit our Board of Directors page for more details.

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Represented by Director Sarah Schaefer

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Blue Lake

Represented by Director Chris Curran

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County of Humboldt

Represented by Director Mike Wilson



Represented by Director Scott Bauer

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Represented by Director Stephen Avis, Vice Chair

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Represented by Director Mike Losey

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Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District

Represented by Director Sheri Woo, Chair

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Rio Dell

Represented by Director Frank Wilson

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Represented by Director Dave Grover

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633 3rd Street

Eureka, CA 95501

(707) 269-1700

(800) 931-7232

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