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Welcome to EBCE

East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) is a local public agency providing an alternative choice for cleaner energy to East Bay residents and businesses.

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In April 2021, we'll be expanding our community to three new cities, bringing clean energy to more East Bay residents and businesses.

We are excited to welcome to our community:

Newark

Pleasanton

Tracy

Here’s How it Works

Missed our introduction to EBCE presentation? - View it here!

About Our Plans

Our community has a choice in where its energy is coming from. We offer three different products, each with a different mix of renewable energy. Each city chooses which product to enroll residents and business as a default. You have the option to switch to a different plan here:

Residential | Business

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Wind Solar Hydro Biomass & Biowaste, Geothermal, Eligible Hydroelectric

Other or Unspecified Nuclear

Welcome Newark
April 2021

In April, you will join the EBCE community.

We will send each customer four enrollment notices, one per month, starting in February.

EBCE's Board of Directors includes Newark Council Member Mike Hannon, with Mayor Al Nagy serving as alternate. EBCE's monthly Board meetings are open to the public.

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The Basics for Newark

All residential and business accounts in Newark will be automatically enrolled in EBCE’s Bright Choice plan. The first enrollment notice (distributed February 2021) can be viewed here (PDF), the second enrollment notice (distributed March 2021) can be viewed here (PDF). The third and fourth enrollment notices (distribution in April and May 2021) can be viewed here (PDF).

EBCE hosted a webinar on March 10 to provide an introduction to our service and answer questions. The recording is here.

Bright Choice – EBCE’s basic plan offers more renewable energy and is less expensive than PG&E service. Compare plans or opt up to more renewable energy:

Residential Plans

Business Plans

Solar Net Energy Metering (NEM) Plan

Understanding Your Bill – You’ll continue to get your bill from PG&E; EBCE’s charges will appear as well as a Generation Credit to offset EBCE’s charges. For more information about your bill and how to calculate your monthly savings visit:

Understand Your Bill

Special Rates Info – If you are on a special rate (such as CARE, Medical Baseline, Electric Vehicle, Time of Use), it will transfer automatically to a similar rate with EBCE in April 2021.

Special Rates Info

More Resources – Energy-saving programs for residents and businesses, rate details, and more.

Business Toolkit for Newark (PDF)

Energy Saving Programs

“We’re thrilled to use renewable energy from EBCE to power our family owned restaurant! EBCE allows us to lower our carbon footprint while increasing our sense of community through community choice aggregation, and creative promotional campaigns that propel our brand forward.”

—Joel DiGiorgio, Arthur Mac’s Tap & Snack, Oakland

Welcome Pleasanton
April 2021

In April, you will join EBCE’s family.

EBCE will send each customer four enrollment notices, one per month, starting in February.

EBCE's Board of Directors includes Pleasanton Council Member Kathy Narum, with Vice Mayor Julie Testa serving as alternate. EBCE's monthly Board meetings are open to the public.

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The Basics For Pleasanton

All residential and business accounts in Pleasanton will be automatically enrolled in EBCE’s Brilliant 100 plan, with the exception of customers on CARE, FERA, and/or Medical Baseline rates who will be placed on EBCE's Bright Choice service and receive an additional 1% discounted rate. The first enrollment notice can be viewed here (PDF). The second enrollment notice can be viewed here (PDF). The third and fourth enrollment notices (distribution in April and May 2021) can be viewed here (PDF).

EBCE hosted a webinar on March 17 to provide an introduction to our service and answer questions. The recording is here.

Brilliant 100this plan offers 100% carbon-free energy from solar, wind, and hydropower at the same price as PG&E service. Compare plans or opt down for savings here:

Residential Plans

Business Plans

Solar Net Energy Metering (NEM) Plan

Understanding Your Bill – You’ll continue to get your bill from PG&E; EBCE’s charges will appear as well as a Generation Credit to offset EBCE’s charges. For more information about your bill and how to calculate your monthly savings visit:

Understand Your Bill

Special Rates Info – If you are on a special rate (such as CARE, Medical Baseline, Electric Vehicle, Time of Use), it will transfer automatically to a similar rate with EBCE in April 2021. Find out more about our rates here.

Special Rates Info

More Resources Below – energy-saving programs for residents and businesses, rate details, and more.

Business Toolkit for Pleasanton (PDF)

Energy Saving Programs

“Habitat for Humanity is honored to partner with East Bay Community Energy. From their support of affordable housing to promoting women in leadership, EBCE cares about the communities and people they serve.”

— Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley

Welcome Tracy
April 2021

In April, you will join EBCE’s family.

EBCE will send each customer four enrollment notices, one per month, starting in February.

EBCE's Board of Directors includes Tracy Council Member Dan Arriola, with Council Member Eleassia Davis serving as alternate. EBCE's monthly Board meetings are open to the public.

Tracy Watertower

The Basics For Tracy

All residential and business accounts in Tracy will be automatically enrolled in EBCE’s Bright Choice plan. The first enrollment notice (distributed in February 2021) can be viewed here (PDF). The second enrollment notice (distributed in March 2021) can be viewed here (PDF). The third and fourth enrollment notices (distribution in April and May 2021) can be viewed here (PDF).

EBCE hosted a webinar on March 24 to provide an introduction to our service and answer questions. The recording is here.

Bright Choice – EBCE’s basic plan offers more renewable energy and is less expensive than PG&E service. Compare plans or opt up to more renewable energy here:

Residential Plans

Business Plans

Solar Net Energy Metering (NEM) Plan

Understanding Your Bill – You’ll continue to get your bill from PG&E; EBCE’s charges will appear as well as a Generation Credit to offset EBCE’s charges. For more information about your bill and how to calculate your monthly savings visit:

Understand Your Bill

Special Rates Info – If you are on a special rate (such as CARE, Medical Baseline, Electric Vehicle, Time of Use), it will transfer automatically to a similar rate with EBCE in April 2021. Find out more about our rates here.

Special Rates Info

More Resources Below – more resources on energy-saving programs for residents and businesses, rate details, and more.

Business Toolkit for Tracy (PDF)

Energy Saving Programs

“EBCE, the City of Fremont, and many others are working together to create a healthy, safe, and vibrant future for our community. Reach out to EBCE to hear about what is in the works and to make sure your business goals are aligned with your energy choices.”

— Rachel DiFranco, Sustainability Manager, City of Fremont

Energy Saving Programs

EBCE has launched energy savings programs for our community:

Get solar and energy storage at home

Protect your family during power outages with backup energy storage.

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Energy Saving Programs

EBCE has launched energy savings programs for our community:

Keep your business humming with backup energy storage

Avoid power outages and supply clean energy for your building or business with rooftop solar and local battery backup.

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Wind turbines in Altamont Pass