EAST BAY COMMUNITY ENERGY

What is East Bay Community Energy?

East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) is the County of Alameda's Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program, a community-governed power supplier that provides cleaner electricity to Alameda County residents and businesses, at rates that are lower or comparable to PG&E. EBCE partners with PG&E, which continues to deliver electricity and gas, maintain the power lines, respond to outages, and provide billing and customer service. EBCE is committed to providing electricity generated from a high percentage of renewable sources such as solar, wind, and geothermal energy. The goal is to have more local control over our community's sources of energy, which can lead to cleaner, greener, and more local electricity. For more information, visit EBCE's FAQ page.

To learn more about how EBCE works, click on this video

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To learn how to understand your bill, click on this video

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How do I enroll in EBCE?

You automatically started receiving EBCE’s Bright Choice service in 2018, Bright Choice is at least 38% renewable and an additional 47% carbon-free at 1.5% less than the PG&E rate. You do not need to take any action to participate. You will continue to receive bills directly from PG&E, and PG&E will continue to provide the same reliable service. The City of Dublin has opted up to Renewable 100 for all of its municipal accounts and we encourage you to opt up to the Renewable 100 or Brilliant 100 service, too, which will help Dublin achieve its sustainability goals. 

Rates and Billing

EBCE electricity rates will be set through a transparent public process and approved by the EBCE Board of Directors, who are elected officials from all participating jurisdictions. Members of the public are encouraged to participate in publicly noticed hearings for each step of the process. 

If you have any questions about your electric bill, check out: Understanding Your Bill, watch this video, or call 1-833-699-3223. 

You have four options for electricity service: 

  • Bright Choice: the default option for Dublin customers with 1.5% less cost than PG&E.
  • Opt-up to Brilliant 100, which offers 100% carbon-free electricity at the same price as PG&E.
  • Opt-up to Renewable 100, which offers 100% renewable and carbon-free electricity for a bit more than PG&E (about $4/month more for the average customer).
  • Choose to continue to purchase power directly from PG&E by opting out of EBCE.

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Renewable 100 is 100% renewable and carbon-free 

EBCE Brilliant 100

Brilliant 100 is at least 40% renewable and an additional 60% carbon-free 

EBCE Bright Choice

Bright Choice is at least 38% renewable and an additional 47% carbon-free 

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