New Cities Join EBCE

May 28, 2020 No Comments

EBCE is expanding, as the cities of Tracy, Pleasanton, and Newark have committed to starting energy service with EBCE next year. Pleasanton and Newark are the final remaining Alameda County cities to join (with the exception of the city of Alameda, which has its own municipal utility).  Tracy is the first city in San Joaquin […]

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Faces of EBCE: Board member Melissa Hernandez of Dublin

May 28, 2020 No Comments

EBCE Board Member Melissa Hernandez was 41 when she first ran for public office, a seat on the Dublin City Council, and 43 when she graduated from college.  She had spent her adult years working and raising her two kids. “My kids got to see me give back to my community, run for council, and […]

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EBCE Pitches in on Building and Transportation Task Forces

May 28, 2020 No Comments

EBCE has been busy in its role as a corporate citizen, serving on coalitions and committees that are guiding energy sector policies in California. JP Ross, our Senior Director of Local Development, Electrification and Innovation, sits on the Advisory Board of the Building Decarbonization Coalition. The Coalition “unites building industry stakeholders with energy providers, environmental […]

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Data corner: How the Pandemic has Affected EBCE Load

May 28, 2020 No Comments

The shelter in place order made by Bay Area public health agencies on March 16, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has had a profound effect on life in the East Bay.  With all but essential businesses closed, many of the 1.6 million citizens of Alameda County are staying home. Electricity demand is a reflection […]

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EBCE Launches $1.5 Million COVID-19 Relief Effort

May 27, 2020 No Comments

To do its part to reduce impacts from the global COVID-19 pandemic, EBCE has expanded its commitment to funding local relief efforts, earmarking $1.5 million toward community relief efforts in Alameda County.  “I directed our management team to identify any possible opportunities in the current budget to repurpose as contributions for COVID-19 relief efforts” said […]

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EBCE Helps Customers Struggling to Pay Bills During Pandemic

May 27, 2020 No Comments

The coronavirus pandemic has created unprecedented disruptions to life in the East Bay, and all over the world.  In addition to threatening public health, it has also created huge economic impacts, as many businesses and other employers have shut down or cut back operations. For customers who are struggling to pay utility bills in this […]

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News Clips

May 27, 2020 No Comments

A Better Way: The Emergence of Community Choice Aggregation in California Kroll Bond Rating Agency, March 18, 2020 A new report from the Kroll Bond Rating Agency finds that CCAs offer a “clear and compelling” value proposition for California consumers. Kroll believes that well-run CCAs “can achieve strong investment grade ratings through an asset-light and […]

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EBCE Goes Shopping for Clean Energy

March 12, 2020 No Comments

EBCE is getting greener, as it signs contracts for power from new wind, solar, and energy storage projects in California. In September the EBCE Board approved two contracts for utility-scale solar with storage, totalling 225 MW of solar and 80 MW / 160 MWh of batteries. The new deals bring the total contracted amount up […]

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Full Disclosure: EBCE is Greener

March 12, 2020 No Comments

Because EBCE is publicly-owned and governed, we go the extra mile to be transparent.  This includes mailing cards to our customers featuring our new power content label, disclosing the sources of the electricity we procure on behalf of 550,000 customers in Alameda County. The label is like the nutrition label found on packaged food.  Just […]

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Faces of EBCE: Annie Henderson

March 12, 2020 No Comments

In 2007, Annie Henderson was living in San Diego, running a solar water heater pilot program for the Center for Sustainable Energy.  The program was overseen by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), where her manager was a mid-level staffer named Nick Chaset. Fast forward a decade, and Chaset, now the CEO of the newly-forming […]

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