About Us Overview
Safety. Service. Quality. Community!
Central Coast Energy Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization which provides energy conservation, consumer education & advocacy, home improvement, utility assistance, job training, and other services to people in need. We serve Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties.
The program was first known as The Energy Conservation Program and was started by the Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County in 1977. In 1982 the program was transferred to USA/Riptide, which later became Democratic Management Services. In 1994, it reverted to CAB. On January 1, 2004, Central Coast Energy Services, Inc separated from CAB. Funding is provided by a number of sources with the largest being the Federal Government through the State of California.
CCES coordinates two energy bill assistance programs for low-income Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Mateo county residents:
1) The Home Energy Assistance Program
2) California Alternate Rates for Energy
CCES provides weatherization services for income-eligible applicants. Energy efficiency-improving measures are done in the home to reduce energy costs.
CCES's Home Energy Assistance Program, through the sponsorship of the City of Watsonville, is offering FREE low-flow toilets for your home or business.