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Monterey Bay Community Power customers could see lower bills because of pandemic

Pandemic leads to smaller electricity bills for some
Posted at 8:15 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 23:15:58-04

Some San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay residents may see cheaper electricity bills.

Monterey Bay Community Power customers will have their May and June bills cut in half.

The power company said it is an effort to provide financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This will equate to an estimated $22-million in deferred customer electricity costs, according to the power company.

MBCP has been the primary electricity provider for San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay since January.

The agency sources energy from clean and renewable sources; however, PG&E continues to deliver power and maintain the transmission lines.

Residents still get a PG&E bill, but there is a new page that the company said has lower generation charges with MBCP.