Public Comment on Value Proposition Changes

Due to technical difficulties, we were unable to receive all submitted public comments. If you tried to submit a public comment regarding our proposed value proposition change and were unable to, please re-submit your comment by emailing publiccomment@ebce.org before 5PM (Pacific Time) on Friday, June 9, 2023.

Resubmit Your Public Comment

San Leandro is Going Green

with 100% Renewable Energy

San Leandro light post with flag above trees

Your service will change to 100% California wind and solar power in 2022.

In order to offer San Leandro businesses and residents cleaner energy, and to help the City of San Leandro achieve its Climate Action Plan goals, the San Leandro City Council voted to join East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) in November 2016. EBCE began serving residential, business, and municipal electricity customers throughout San Leanadro in 2018. Customers in San Leandro were automatically placed on EBCE’s Bright Choice service, which offers rates 3% below PG&E.

Transitioning to 100% California Wind and Solar Energy

In September 2021, the San Leandro City Council voted to set the default electricity option for San Leandro residents to EBCE’s Renewable 100 service starting in March 2022 and for commercial customers starting in October 2022. Renewable 100 service is sourced from California wind and solar facilities, including a new wind farm in Livermore. Renewable 100 costs an additional 3/4 of a cent per kilowatt-hour above PG&E rates. That’s about $4 more per month for a typical San Leandro home and varies more widely for businesses based on amount of power used. Your participation is helping EBCE move toward 100% carbon-free electricity for all customers by 2030.

Customer Type Default service in 2021 Default service in 2022 (no action needed) Choose a different service (action needed to choose)
Residential standard Bright Choice Renewable 100 (starting in March 2022) Choose Bright Choice
Residential with CARE, FERA, or Medical Baseline Bright Choice Bright Choice Choose Renewable 100
Commercial Bright Choice Renewable 100 (starting in October 2022) Choose Bright Choice

Your Choices

EBCE also offers their Bright Choice service, which is priced 3% below PG&E rates. Customers who prefer to power their home or business with Bright Choice are welcome to do so, by choosing to Choose Bright Choice. Customers who participate in CARE, FERA, and Medical Baseline programs will remain on Bright Choice service automatically, but can still choose Renewable 100. Customers can change their EBCE service or return to PG&E service anytime.

EBCE and the City of San Leandro sent notices to residents in March and April to your PG&E billing address, and an email to customers who have an email address on file with PG&E, containing information about this service transition. Notices will be sent to commercial accounts in August-October. To learn more about your electric service choices, please visit ebce.org/compare-plans-residential/ or ebce.org/compare-plans-business/ or contact EBCE’s call center at 1-833-699-EBCE (3223) during business hours (9 am - 5 pm on weekdays).

Businesses in San Leandro that want to remain on Bright Choice instead of Renewable 100 service can elect to choose Bright Choice.

Enrollment Notices

EBCE and the City of San Leandro sent notices in March and April to residential PG&E billing addresses, and an email to customers who have an email address on file with PG&E, containing information about this service transition. Commercial customers will receive notices in August-October.

More Information

EBCE hosted a series of webinars to review the basics about our service. You can watch the recordings here:

FAQ