Bright Choice rates now 3% below PG&E

We've increased the discount for Bright Choice, lowered the premium for Renewable 100, and have a lot more exciting budget news.

Learn more about EBCE's 2022-2023 budget
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.

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
ebce.org/albany
BerkeleyResidential: Bright Choice
Commercial: Bright Choice
Renewable 100 – March 2022*
Renewable 100 – October 2022
ebce.org/berkeley
DublinResidential: Bright Choice
Commercial: Bright Choice
Renewable 100 – January 2022*
Renewable 100 – October 2022
ebce.org/dublin
EmeryvilleResidential: Bright Choice
Commercial: Bright Choice
Renewable 100 – October 2022*
Renewable 100 – October 2022
ebce.org/emeryville
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
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
ebce.org/pleasanton
San LeandroResidential: Bright Choice
Commercial: Bright Choice
Renewable 100 – March 2022*
Renewable 100 – October 2022
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

To change your service level,
please visit

ebce.org/change-my-plan/