EMERYVILLE TO CONSIDER JOINING EBCE
On Tuesday, November 15th, Emeryville City Council will have their second reading of the Community Choice Aggregate (CCA) to consider joining East Bay Community Energy (EBCE).
Your input is welcome and encouraged! For meeting details, please click here (the agenda and staff report will be posted at least 72 hours before the meeting).
On October 4th, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors approved the formation of a community choice energy program called East Bay Community Energy. You may find the video and details of this meeting here.
The goals of EBCE are to use more renewable energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create local jobs, and offer competitive electricity rates. EBCE will purchase electricity for energy customers located in the cities that join EBCE and in unincorporated Alameda County. Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) will continue to provide customer billing, transmission, and distribution services. EBCE plans to begin serving customers in Fall 2017. Learn more at the EBCE website and see this report by Alameda County staff.
East Bay Community Energy will be governed by the EBCE Authority, which will be made up of elected officials from Alameda County and each participating city within the County.
These type of programs have already made headway in Bay Area counties like Marin, San Francisco, and Sonoma county. Joining EBCE is an exciting opportunity for the City to continue forward on our renewable energy efforts while benefitting the community with sustainable sources of energy. EBCE provides electricity from solar, wind, and geothermal power generation and allows ratepayers to choose the level of renewable energy commitment – up to 100%!