Solar Electricity

Carbon-free power a reality for some Bay Area residents

Berkeley, California – Reduce your carbon emissions and help Berkeley meet its climate goals by opting for a 100% renewable home electricity plan through East Bay Community Energy, as the City of Berkeley has done.

The City’s streetlights and municipal buildings are now powered by 100% solar and wind energy. Berkeley residents and businesses can follow suit and choose completely carbon-free power for their homes through East Bay Community Energy’s Renewable 100 service.

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100% California wind and solar power

Switching to 100% renewable energy at home is one of the easiest ways all of us can help fight climate change.

East Bay Community Energy’s Renewable 100 plan provides 100% carbon-free electricity sourced entirely from California wind and solar power, at just a few dollars more per month than default service for the average residential customer.

You can change your service plan at any time, including opting out of East Bay Community Energy to purchase power directly from PG&E.

Not-for-profit public agency

East Bay Community Energy is a not-for-profit public agency formed in 2016 by Alameda County and its cities to provide greener, more local sources of electricity. While East Bay Community Energy supplies the electricity to its customers, PG&E continues to deliver electricity and gas, maintain the power lines, respond to outages, and provide billing services.

Since 2018, Berkeley customers have been automatically enrolled in East Bay Community Energy’s Bright Choice standard electricity service, which provides at least 5% more renewable energy than PG&E’s service at slightly less cost. While East Bay Community Energy customers can continue to participate in any of PG&E’s rebates or savings programs, they can also take advantage of additional programs, including discounted solar and back-up battery and clean power appliances.

San Francisco Bay Area

Berkeley joins other Bay Area municipalities

In March, the City of Berkeley joined other Alameda County cities, including Albany, Dublin, Hayward, Pleasanton and Piedmont, in switching to 100% renewable electricity for its municipal accounts.

Switching to cleaner municipal energy advances the City’s fossil fuel free goals both by supporting California’s expanding solar and wind energy sector and by reducing our own emissions – a key strategy of the City’s Climate Action Plan. The Plan, which seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% in 2050, names increasing renewable energy use in public buildings as a key strategy, along with encouraging sustainable, transit-oriented development, expanding mobility options, and reducing conventional energy use in every Berkeley home, business, and institution.

By opting up to Renewable 100 service, residents and businesses can join the City in purchasing cleaner electricity and reducing their carbon footprint. To learn more about your options, visit East Bay Community Energy online or call 1-833-699-EBCE (3223).

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