Pleasanton residents with questions about electrical service from East Bay Community Energy are invited to attend a community Zoom webinar next Wednesday (March 17) from 12-1 p.m.
Representatives will be on hand that day to answer questions about the upcoming transition to renewable energy from EBCE, the not-for-profit public agency providing renewable electricity in Alameda and San Joaquin counties.
The city of Pleasanton will begin receiving electricity via EBCE in April, after joining the agency in late 2019. All residential, business and municipal electricity customer accounts will be automatically enrolled and start receiving EBCE electricity at that point, but have the choice to opt-out and continue with service from PG&E.
In January, the Pleasanton City Council unanimously adopted several service levels including the default service level of Renewable 100 for municipal accounts, which provides 100% renewable and 100% carbon-free energy rates for one penny per kWh than PG&E.
Residential and commercial customers will receive Brilliant 100, which provides 40% renewable energy and 100% carbon-free for the same as PG&E. CARE/FERA medical baseline program participants will be enrolled in "Bright Choice," which offers 38% renewable energy with 85% carbon-free energy rates for about 1.5% less than PG&E.
Depending on what they choose, customers may be invoiced less, more or equal to PG&E service.
For more information about EBCE, call 1-833-699-EBCE (3223) on Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Attendees can find the link for the Zoom webinar next week via https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83206812430
State of the District
Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley, whose district includes Pleasanton, is set to deliver his annual State of the District address virtually next Wednesday evening.
Miley is expected to update the community on happenings from the past year, as well as goals for the year ahead, for the county and his District 4, which in addition to Pleasanton includes East Oakland, Montclair, Castro Valley, Ashland, Cherryland, Fairview and El Portal Ridge.
The web event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (March 17), livestreaming on his official Facebook page (https://bit.ly/3841y5N) or via Zoom (https://bit.ly/2PxEsyj).
DPS Citizens Academy
Registration is open for the Dublin Police Services 2021 Citizens Academy, which runs each Wednesday for 10 weeks beginning March 31.
For adults who live or work in Dublin, the Citizens Academy aims to teach participants about law enforcement operations, foster positive relationships and promote community policing with active citizen involvement.
Topics will include crime scene and evidence collection, gangs and drugs, homeland security and emergency services, traffic and radio operations, auto and residential burglaries, and if COVID-19 restrictions ease, a tour of Santa Rita Jail and a taste of officer training at the emergency vehicle operations course.
"Instructors plan to begin the Academy on Zoom with one-hour sessions, 5:30-6:30 p.m., and will then transition into a safe, socially distant format, extending the time period to 8 p.m., as COVID-19 restrictions allow," DPS officials said.
The program is limited to the first 20 registrants who qualify due to the pandemic. In addition to age and residency/work requirements, applicants must successfully complete a background check, sign waiver forms and be approved by Police Chief Garrett Holmes.
Applications are due by 5 p.m. March 22; visit dublin.ca.gov or contact Deputy Paula Greenbaum at 925-833-6622 or [email protected]