“This program offers local choice, local control, clean energy and economic vitality,” said Morro Bay Mayor John Headding, who applauded the launch. “When do all of these come together?”

Headding said that a wind farm proposal in Morro Bay, as well as potential battery storage facility at the decommissioned power plant, could work in tandem in the future to supply carbon-free and renewable energy through Monterey Bay Community Power.

Customers can still opt out of the program by calling MBCP, or designating an opt out on the agency’s website, and select PG&E as provider. Otherwise, they’ll receive energy from MBCP.

Headding said Morro Bay customers collectively will save about $250,000 on electric bills in 2020 and $6 million by 2025.

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