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On Tuesday, November 15th, Emeryville City Council approved the Community Choice Aggregate (CCA) and joined the East Bay Community Energy (EBCE). The program formation was previously approved by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors on October 4th, 2016. You may find the video and details of the Board of Supervisors meeting here and the Emeryville City Council meeting here.
The goals of EBCE are to use more renewable energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create local jobs, and offer competitive electricity rates. These goals align closely with the newly approved Emeryville Climate Action Plan 2.0 to build our local renewable energy capacity and climate resilience. 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%! Look for more outreach information in the spring and summer of 2017.
Other Community Choice Energy Programs in California
Questions and concerns?Environmental Programs. (510) 596-3728. emeryville.org/129/Environmental-Services