Important Update

Albany, Dublin, Hayward, and Pleasanton are changing their default service plans to Renewable 100 in January.

For more information
Our community

Transitioning to Renewable Energy

Scott Haggerty Wind Energy Center in Altamont Pass

East Bay Community Energy’s power mix is mostly sourced from renewable energy and large hydropower. Our Board of Directors have established the goal of purchasing 100% clean power by 2030 — a full 15 years before the state's goal date.

Meanwhile, some of EBCE’s member cities have taken the bold action of transitioning customers in their jurisdiction onto 100% renewable energy service immediately, to accelerate the reduction of emissions and hasten the investment in wind, solar, and battery storage projects. In doing so, these cities set the “default” service level for customers as Renewable 100, EBCE’s service that is sourced from 100% California wind and solar, including the output of EBCE’s Scott Haggerty Wind Energy Center in Livermore. Any EBCE customer can choose our Bright Choice service if they prefer to save money on their PG&E bill each month.

Concurrently, EBCE is phasing out our Brilliant 100 option in January 2022. Customers on Brilliant 100 will be placed onto EBCE’s Bright Choice service unless specified otherwise by a city transition plan listed below.

KEY

Wind Solar Hydro Biomass & Biowaste, Geothermal, Eligible Hydroelectric

Other or Unspecified Nuclear Eligible Renewable

Service levels transitions

City/CountyInitial Default Service2022 Default ServiceTransition Details
Albany***Residential: Brilliant 100
Commercial: Brilliant 100
Renewable 100 – January 2022*
Renewable 100 – January 2022
www.ebce.org/albany
BerkeleyResidential: Bright Choice
Commercial: Bright Choice
Renewable 100 – March 2022*
Renewable 100 – October 2022
www.ebce.org/berkeley
DublinResidential: Bright Choice
Commercial: Bright Choice
Renewable 100 – January 2022*
Bright Choice – January 2022
www.ebce.org/dublin
EmeryvilleResidential: Bright Choice
Commercial: Bright Choice
Bright Choice – January 2022
Bright Choice – January 2022
No transition planned
FremontResidential: Bright Choice
Commercial: Bright Choice
Bright Choice – January 2022
Bright Choice – January 2022
No transition planned
Hayward***Residential: Brilliant 100*
Commercial: Brilliant 100
Renewable 100 – January 2022*
Renewable 100 – January 2022
www.ebce.org/hayward
LivermoreResidential: Bright Choice
Commercial: Bright Choice
Bright Choice – January 2022
Bright Choice – January 2022
No transition planned
NewarkResidential: Bright Choice
Commercial: Bright Choice
Bright Choice – January 2022
Bright Choice – January 2022
No transition planned
OaklandResidential: Bright Choice
Commercial: Bright Choice
Bright Choice – January 2022
Bright Choice – January 2022
No transition planned
PiedmontResidential: Renewable 100**
Commercial: Bright Choice
Renewable 100 – January 2022*
Bright Choice – January 2022
No transition planned
Pleasanton***Residential: Brilliant 100*
Commercial: Brilliant 100
Renewable 100 – January 2022*
Renewable 100 – January 2022
www.ebce.org/pleasanton
San LeandroResidential: Bright Choice
Commercial: Bright Choice
Renewable 100 – March 2022*
Renewable 100 – October 2022
www.ebce.org/san-leandro
TracyResidential: Bright Choice
Commercial: Bright Choice
Bright Choice – January 2022
Bright Choice – January 2022
No transition planned
Union CityResidential: Bright Choice
Commercial: Bright Choice
Bright Choice – January 2022
Bright Choice – January 2022
No transition planned
Unincorporated
Alameda County
Residential: Bright Choice
Commercial: Bright Choice
Bright Choice – January 2022
Bright Choice – January 2022
No transition planned

* Excludes customers on CARE, FERA, and/or Medical Baseline, who were defaulted to Bright Choice
** Excludes customers on CARE, FERA, and/or Medical Baseline, who were defaulted to Brilliant 100
*** Customers who selected Bright Choice will remain on this service at the time of the 2022 default service transition

Note: if a customer has made any proactive service selection prior to January 2022, that will be honored. For example, if a customer in Pleasanton took action to move from Brilliant 100 to Bright Choice, they will remain on Bright Choice in January 2022. Customers who voluntarily selected Brilliant 100 at any time will be placed on Bright Choice in January 2022, except for residential customers in Dublin who will be placed on Renewable 100.

To change your service level,
please visit

ebce.org/change-my-plan/