New Electricity Provider Begins Service in Goleta – Watch Video

The moment the City of Goleta has been waiting for is finally here! Goleta now has a new electricity provider, Central Coast Community Energy (3CE), to purchase clean and renewable energy on behalf of all electricity customers in the City. 3CE will begin on your normal meter-read date during the month of October. Watch our video and hear directly from Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte and Councilmember Kyle Richards on the benefits and what to expect.  The video is also available in Spanish here.  We hope this video helps answer questions and encourages Goleta community members to get excited about the multiple environmental and economic benefits of this transition.

The move to 3CE is a huge step towards furthering Goleta’s commitment to reach 100% renewable power by 2030. The new energy model will both help set the region on a path of clean energy solutions and help stimulate the local economy.

Central Coast Community Energy, or 3CE, serves nearly 400,000 customers throughout the Central Coast and follows the same structure as more than 20 other community choice energy agencies serving more than 11 million customers throughout Californian.

When a Community Choice Energy program launches, all customers are automatically enrolled in the new program, allowing them to get the benefits of more renewable energy and access to new rebates and programs to make clean energy technologies more affordable. No action is required.

The main benefits include:

  • Cleaner electricity with lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • Competitive electricity rates
  • Access to Energy Program rebates and incentives designed to assist customers with the transition from fossil fuel sources to clean energy solutions
  • Local control and local accountability of our energy provider
  • New opportunities for local jobs and renewable energy projects
  • Opportunities for greater local resilience
  • Faster progress toward local climate goals

Goleta customers can expect that their electrical bill will STILL come from Southern California Edison but will now include Central Coast Community Energy Electric Generation charges. SCE will no longer charge for electric generation services – there are no duplicate or extra charges. The 3CE charges will appear as a separate line item on page one of your energy bill. 

You can also learn more about the new service by attending an upcoming webinar hosted by 3CE in November. Sign up at You can also view a recording of a previously held residential webinar here and commercial/agricultural webinar here.

If you have questions, you can contact a local customer service Energy Advisor: 888-909-6227, or contact Central Cost Community Energy Customer Service at, or visit