Bright Choice rates now 3% below PG&E

We've increased the discount for Bright Choice, lowered the premium for Renewable 100, and have a lot more exciting budget news.

Learn more about EBCE's 2022-2023 budget

Dublin is Going Green

with 100% Renewable Energy

Photo of Dublin public library by Rich Walker

Your service is changing to 100% California wind and solar power in 2022.

In order to offer Dublin businesses and residents cleaner energy and to help the City of Dublin achieve its Climate Action Plan goals, the Dublin City Council voted to join East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) on November 15, 2016. EBCE began serving residential, business, and municipal electricity customers throughout Dublin in 2018. Customers were automatically placed on EBCE’s Bright Choice service, which offers customers a 3% discount on their electric supply.

Transitioning to 100% California wind and solar energy

In January 2021 the Dublin City Council voted to set the default electricity option for Dublin residents to EBCE’s Renewable 100 service starting in January 2022, and commercial customers in October 2022. Renewable 100 service is sourced from California wind and solar facilities, including a new wind farm in Livermore. Renewable 100 costs an additional 3/4 cent per kilowatt-hour above PG&E rates. That’s about $5 more per month for a typical Dublin home. Your participation is helping EBCE move toward 100% carbon-free electricity for all customers by 2030.

CUSTOMER TYPEDEFAULT SERVICE IN 2021DEFAULT SERVICE IN 2022 (no action needed)Choose a different service (action needed)
Residential standardBright ChoiceRenewable 100Choose Bright Choice
Residential with CARE, FERA, or Medical BaselineBright ChoiceBright ChoiceChoose Renewable 100
CommercialBright ChoiceRenewable 100Remain on Bright Choice

Your Choices

EBCE also offers their Bright Choice service, which is priced 3% below PG&E rates. Customers who prefer to power their home with Bright Choice are welcome to do so, by clicking on Choose Bright Choice below. Customers who are on CARE, FERA, and/or Medical Baseline programs will remain on Bright Choice service automatically, but can still choose Renewable 100. Customers can change their EBCE service or return to PG&E service anytime.

EBCE and the City of Dublin sent notices to residential customers in December 2021 and January 2022 to your PG&E billing address, and an email to customers who have an email address on file with PG&E, containing information about this service transition. Notices to commercial customers will be sent in August-October 2022. To learn more about your electric service choices, please visit ebce.org/compare-plans-residential/ or contact EBCE’s call center at 1-833-699-EBCE (3223) during business hours (9 am - 5 pm on weekdays).

Businesses in Dublin that want to remain on Bright Choice and not be placed on Renewable 100 service can elect to Remain on Bright Choice.

More Information

EBCE hosted a series of webinars to review the basics about our service, and answered any questions. These webinars were recorded.

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