East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) is now Ava Community Energy (Ava). New name, new look. Same clean energy, low rates, and local programs.

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Ava welcomes Howard Chang, former President and COO of Ava, as new CEO

“I am immeasurably grateful for the Board’s trust in me as the next leader of Ava Community Energy. I am honored to continue its legacy as a model for the broader energy transition, in California and nationwide,” said Chang. “I look forward to working with the Board and the rest of the Ava team to reach our 100% carbon-free electricity goal by 2030. And as a son of first-generation immigrants, I’m especially proud to be a part of our local community, and motivated to help ensure healthy communities for future generations.”

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Howard Chang, new CEO of Ava

Ava is leading the transition to clean power.

Our communities launched a public power agency in 2018 to provide greener energy, low rates, and local community benefits.

Ava is on a path to provide 100% carbon-free electricity to all customers by 2030. Some of Ava’s member cities have taken the bold action of transitioning customers in their jurisdiction onto 100% renewable energy service immediately, to accelerate the reduction of emissions and hasten the investment in wind, solar, and battery storage projects.

the Transition to 100% Renewable Energy

Ava has programs that save money and energy

Ava’s mission includes making it easier for our customers to transition to clean and local energy, while reducing monthly energy bills. Our programs help simplify the pathway for you to upgrade appliances, transition to electric transportation, make your home more resilient in a power outage, and more.

Try induction cooking - free!

Borrow a cooktop through our Induction Cooktop Lending Program to experience the precision and speed of induction cooking
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Ava has programs that save money and energy

Ava’s mission includes making it easier for our business customers to transition to clean and local energy, while reducing monthly energy bills. Below is a summary of the programs that we’ve designed to simplify the pathway for you to upgrade to energy-efficient appliances, transition to electric transportation, make your business more resilient in a power outage, and more.

Electrify your kitchen

Take advantage of up to $17,500 in rebates when shifting your business’s kitchen from gas to electric
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Find the best incentives for energy efficiency and EVs

Are you planning a home energy efficiency upgrade? Do you have your eye on that hot, new electric vehicle? It can be exhausting and confusing to wade through all the potential incentives out there so we launched an incentive finder to help you navigate the process.

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We’re making a difference.

$23 million annual customer savings vs. what would have been paid for PG&E service

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1140 megawatts of new wind, solar, and battery storage, including projects in Alameda County

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$26 million annual budget for local programs such as battery energy storage, induction cooking, e-bikes, EV charging, and electric heat pump water heaters

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