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Posted on: August 8, 2022

Commercial Electricity Accounts Will Transition to 100% Renewable Energy in October 2022

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Commercial Electricity Accounts Will Transition to 100% Renewable Energy in October 2022 

To help achieve its Climate Action Plan goals, the City of San Leandro receives its electricity from East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), a local energy provider supplying green electricity to the East Bay community. Since 2018 EBCE has been the default supplier of electric generation service for all residential and commercial accounts in San Leandro, including yours. In October 2022, San Leandro businesses will default to 100% renewable energy available through EBCE. 

In June 2021, the San Leandro City Council voted to set the default electricity option for San Leandro businesses to EBCE’s Renewable 100 service starting in October 2022. Renewable 100 service is sourced from California wind and solar facilities including EBCE’s new 57.5 megawatt wind farm in Livermore, and costs an additional $0.0075 per kilowatt-hour above PG&E rates—that’s about 2.3% higher than PG&E rates for a typical business customer. Residential customers in San Leandro were placed on Renewable 100 in March 2022. 

EBCE also offers their Bright Choice service, which is priced 3% below PG&E rates. Customers who prefer to power their business with Bright Choice are welcome to do so by visiting ebce.org/san-leandro and clicking on “Remain on Bright Choice,” or by calling 1-833-699-EBCE (3223) during business hours (9AM–5PM on weekdays). Take action by September 22 if you prefer to avoid automatic enrollment in Renewable 100. Customers can change their EBCE service or return to PG&E service anytime. 

EBCE will be hosting a series of webinars on 8/23/22 at 12pm and 9/13/22 at 9am to review the basics about their service, and to answer any questions. Details and registration are available at ebce.org/san-leandro. 

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