Pleasanton residents and businesses will start receiving greener electricity from East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), their new local energy provider, this month.
Last year the city chose to set the default electricity option for Pleasanton customers to EBCE's Renewable 100 service, starting this month. Using 100% renewable energy from local sources, including EBCE's wind farm in Livermore, rates cost about $5 more per month for a typical home.
Bright Choice service, which is priced 1% below PG&E rates and is approximately 5% more renewable energy than PG&E, is also available by visiting ebce.org/pleasanton, "Choose Bright Choice,” or by calling 1-833-699-EBCE (3223) on weekdays from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
Customers already enrolled in CARE, FERA, and Medical Baseline programs will remain on Bright Choice service automatically.
Customers can change their EBCE service or return to PG&E service anytime. A series of webinars on EBCE service basics will be available in the near future. More details are available at ebce.org/pleasanton.