Public Comment on Value Proposition Changes

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Residential Programs

Get Cooking with Induction

Reserve your induction cooktop today

Join our contest and win a cooktop
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EBCE has partnered with Acterra to provide you a chance to try induction cooking—for free!

Induction is the most energy-efficient cooking technology available today. It cooks food faster than traditional stoves and has the power to match. Professional and home chefs appreciate the precise, steady control, wider temperature range, and quick response time they get with induction cooktops. The difference is in the technology. See for yourself.

The Induction Cooktop Lending Program is a way for East Bay residents to borrow and “test drive” induction cooking in their home for free! This program is available to all East Bay residents—EBCE customers as well as non-EBCE customers who receive electric service from PG&E.

Reserve your Induction Lending Kit

The Induction Lending Kit includes a portable induction cooktop, a compatible pan, cooktop operating instructions, recipes and carrying bag. The loan period is 14 days.

See the current estimated waitlist times

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Want to win a FREE induction cooktop?

Join our Clean Cooking Contest today!

Frequently Asked Questions

EBCE is partnering with Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planetto implement the Induction Cooktop Lending Program. Acterra is an environmental nonprofit based in Palo Alto which brings people together to create solutions for a healthy planet, focusing on outreach, education, and local action to combat climate change. Acterra will administer the program, including coordination of pick up and drop off of the Induction Lending Kit for program participants.

Get the most out of your cooktop

Visit the EBCE Induction Cooking Resources page to find:

  • Recorded video cooking class demonstrations
  • Induction cooking videos featuring renowned local chefs
  • Recipes
  • Cooktop operating instructions
  • Digital version of the Induction Cooktop Lending Kit welcome envelope
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Enter our social media contest!

Win fantastic prizes monthly by entering our Clean Cooking Contest on Instagram. Just cook, post, and win!

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Get $750 to install a new electric range

EBCE customers can qualify for a $750 rebate with BayRen for a new induction electric range when replacing an existing gas range.

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Additional Resources

Home Electrification. The Switch is On is a collaborative campaign that supports home electrification by providing tools, resources, rebates, resources, and more. Download a copy of “Benefits of Electrification (PDF),” a home electrification fact sheet.

Rebates, Financing & Free Technical Assistance. BayREN (Bay Area Regional Energy Network) helps residents and property owners improve the health, comfort and energy efficiency of their buildings. Visit to access rebates for electric appliances, financing options, and for free unbiased advice on home electrification upgrades.

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