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

Emeryville is Going Green

with 100% Renewable Energy

Emeryville Town Hall

Your service will change to 100% California wind and solar power in October 2022 (unless you take action below).

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

Transitioning to 100% California Wind and Solar Energy

In March 2022, the Emeryville City Council voted to set the default electricity option for Emeryville residents and businesses to EBCE’s Renewable 100 service starting 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 of a cent per kilowatt-hour above PG&E rates. That’s about $3-4 more per month for a typical home in Emeryville. 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 to choose)
Residential standardBright ChoiceRenewable 100 (starting in October 2022)Remain on Bright Choice
Residential with CARE, FERA, or Medical BaselineBright ChoiceBright ChoiceChoose Renewable 100
CommercialBright ChoiceRenewable 100 (starting in October 2022)Remain 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 or business with Bright Choice are welcome to do so, by choosing to Choose Bright Choice. Customers who participate in CARE, FERA, and 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 Emeryville will send notices in September and October 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. To learn more about your electric service choices, please visit ebce.org/compare-plans-residential/ or ebce.org/compare-plans-business/ or contact EBCE’s call center at 1-833-699-EBCE (3223) during business hours (9 am - 5 pm on weekdays).

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

Webinars

EBCE will host webinars for residential and commercial customers as follows. These will be recorded and posted to this web page:

Residential

August 31, 2022 6:00pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9cSQX6W3TqS7kEDmgXOD6g

September 14, 2022 at 6:00pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IPNTPOlxRGqSwj7hQMS-cw

Commercial

August 23, 2022 at noon: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HmDDxnXUSzCTWzqsRD6skA

September 13, 2022 at 9am: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_udXpNVjdQqGx_Sd7MQr_Hg

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