Net Energy Metering Incentive
All solar customers will be enrolled in EBCE’s Net Energy Metering (NEM) rate, which is substantially similar to PG&E’s NEM rate. EBCE provides an additional incentive to low income and municipal customers who have installed a solar system after 6/1/18 (full retail credit plus $0.01/kilowatt-hour (kWh) for every solar kWh exported to the grid).
Peak Day Pricing Program (PDP-EBCE)
EBCE’s PDP program offers its commercial customers an incentive to reduce energy consumption during the most expensive days of the year. Businesses participating in this voluntary program not only save money but help lower costs for all customers while increasing the reliability of California’s electricity supply.
Battery Energy Storage Demand Response Pilot
To reduce peak energy procurement costs, EBCE is offering customers with battery energy storage systems and operators/aggregators of those systems the opportunity to participate in this pilot program. Systems that discharge power during peak energy periods will receive compensation from EBCE.
EBCE is committed to the electrification of the built environment and transportation sector to meet California’s climate action goals. In support of our local government partners developing supportive codes, EBCE is providing technical assistance and a $10,000 grant to communities that successfully pass reach codes that would be implemented by January 1, 2020.
Energy Efficiency Data
EBCE has invested in a powerful database that enables administrators and implementers of energy efficiency, demand response, and energy management programs to access information that increases building upgrades in Alameda County. This data is also valuable to EBCE’s local government partners who are developing greenhouse gas inventories.
Solar+Storage on Critical Facilities
EBCE is leading a grant-funded project to assess solar and battery energy storage options to increase resilience in times of emergency. Working with Peninsula Clean Energy, critical municipal facilities are being inventoried throughout Alameda and San Mateo counties. EBCE plans to size solar + storage systems to meet critical loads at priority facilities, and will evaluate options for broad scale project deployment with stakeholders.