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East Bay Community Energy makes choosing locally controlled energy easy for your household or business by keeping rates competitive and stable while providing carbon-free and renewable power.

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EBCE’s proposed 2022-2023 value proposition: public comment period

East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) is committed to a robust and transparent rate setting process, which includes input from our community. We invite you to share your thoughts on EBCE’s 2022-2023 electric generation rates and our value proposition (the proposed financial benefit compared to PG&E’s rates) using one or more of the following three methods:

Online at a webinar

Thursday, May 26 at 6 PM | Click here to register

Tuesday, May 31 at 12 PM | Click here to register

This webinar will be recorded and shared on the ebce.org/rates webpage.

Written comments

Written comments may be emailed to PublicComment@ebce.org.

Written comments shall not exceed 1,500 words. All comments will be posted to ebce.org/rates for six months.

Written comments are only accepted via email.

Please provide your written comments no later than 8:00 AM on Friday, June 3, 2022. A summary of public comments received will be part of the report to the Board on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. -

Online at a public meeting

See the public meeting schedule, as well as directions EBCE’s proposed 2022-2023 value proposition: public comment period

East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) is committed to a robust and transparent rate setting process, which includes input from our community. We invite you to share your thoughts on EBCE’s 2022-2023 electric generation rates and our value proposition (the proposed financial benefit compared to PG&E’s rates) using one or more of the following three methods:

Online at a webinar

Thursday, May 26 at 6 PM | Click here to register

Tuesday, May 31 at 12 PM | Click here to register

This webinar will be recorded and shared on the ebce.org/rates webpage.

Written comments

Written comments may be emailed to PublicComment@ebce.org.

Written comments shall not exceed 1,500 words. All comments will be posted to ebce.org/rates for six months.

Written comments are only accepted via email.

Please provide your written comments no later than 8:00 AM on Friday, June 3, 2022. A summary of public comments received will be part of the report to the Board on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. -

Online at a public meeting

See the public meeting schedule, as well as directions for how to participate and a link for the Public Comment Speaker Form at: https://ebce.org/meetings/

To view old rates, visit our historical rates page.

Below is a table of what changes and what stays the same with EBCE service.

What’s newWhat’s the same
Receive 1 bill each monthX
Call PG&E to report outages and to start/stop serviceX
Net Metering (Solar Customers)X
CARE, FERA and Medical Baseline Allowance discountsX
PG&E employee discountX
Rate schedule (i.e. E1, EVA, A10)X
Competitive pricingX
More carbon-free energyX
Choice of energy providersX
Lower greenhouse gas emissionsX
A Brighter FutureX

Solar Customers

East Bay Community Energy aims to deliver carbon-free, renewable energy to our customers at a competitive rate. Those values are embodied in our commitment to honor the Net Energy Metering (NEM) benefit that PG&E customers receive, and look for ways to increase the value installing local solar. Nothing says clean energy and local control more than generating renewable energy from your own home. Learn more on our Solar Customer page.

Special Rate Customers

As an EBCE customer, if you are currently enrolled in any of the below discount programs, you will continue to receive your discounts with us. There’s no need to re-apply; all enrolled customers will maintain their discounts with EBCE. Renewals and new enrollment applications are handled by PG&E – visit pge.com/financialassistance for more information.

California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program

Qualified households receive discounts on their energy bills through the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program. CARE eligibility is based on public assistance program participation or based on the number of individuals in your household and total gross household income. This monthly discount is a minimum of 20% on electric rates. To learn more about CARE and how to apply, visit PG&E’s webpage about CARE.

Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) Program

The Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) Program provides a monthly discount on your electric bills. The program is designed for income-qualified households of three or more persons. The monthly discount is 12% on electric rates. To learn more about FERA and how to apply, please visit PG&E’s webpage about FERA.

Medical Baseline

Medical Baseline is a financial assistance program for residential customers that have special energy needs due to qualifying medical conditions. Qualifying customers are allocated a larger quantity of energy within the Baseline tier of low cost power. To learn more about Medical Baseline and how to apply, please visit PG&E’s webpage about Medical Baseline.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

LIHEAP is a federally funded assistance program overseen by the California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) and administered by 32 Action Agencies throughout California. Services include the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP), and LIHEAP Weatherization. Visit California Department of Community Services & Development for more information.