Local focus. Community benefits. EBCE will be locally controlled, benefiting Alameda County residents and businesses.
EBCE is different because residents and businesses now have the option of a cleaner power supply with lower rates than what you’re paying now with PG&E. Net revenue (after buying power and administrative expenses) will be used to maintain competitive electricity rates, offer incentives, and provide other benefits to you.
EBCE will also strive to provide more stable pricing, helping you better plan your budget. While PG&E rates change several times a year, other operational CCEs have generally changed rates only once a year. That stability makes it easier to determine household or business electricity expenses.
EBCE is a locally governed organization run by a staff with energy and utility expertise. All earnings will stay in the County, which will create new jobs, new energy programs and investment opportunities including new renewable projects built close to home. Revenue reinvested back into the local community can be used to:
- Provide larger incentives for net metered rooftop solar and electric vehicle programs
- Provide rebates and incentives for energy efficiency programs
- Develop more local renewable energy sources in Alameda County
- Invest in innovative clean technologies and energy-related job training programs