Source: East Bay Times
HAYWARD — East Bay Community Energy this month officially became the electricity provider for unincorporated Alameda County and 11 of its cities — Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Oakland, Piedmont, San Leandro and Union City.
The public agency supplier purchases solar, wind and renewable hydroelectric energy and partners with PG&E to distribute it, as well as for billing and customer service.
Businesses within the supplier’s service area will be automatically enrolled to receive energy this month, and residential customers will be enrolled in November.
East Bay Community Energy has a board and community advisory committee and its meetings are open to the public.
“Hayward is proud to be a member of EBCE and is leading the way when it comes to clean, renewable energy,” Hayward City Councilman Al Mendall, the city’s representative on its board of directors, said in a release. “EBCE will play a significant role in helping Hayward meet the goals of our Climate Action Plan.”