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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Dublin is Going Green

with 100% Renewable Energy

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In 2022 your service changed to 100% California wind and solar power.

In order to offer Dublin businesses and residents cleaner energy and to help the City of Dublin achieve its Climate Action Plan goals, the Dublin City Council voted to join Ava Community Energy (Ava) on November 15, 2016. Ava began serving residential, business, and municipal electricity customers throughout Dublin in 2018. Customers were automatically placed on Ava’s Bright Choice service, which offers customers a 5% discount on their electric supply.

Transitioning to 100% California Wind and Solar Energy

In January 2021 the Dublin City Council voted to set the default electricity option for Dublin residents to Ava’s Renewable 100 service starting in January 2022, and commercial customers in October 2022. Renewable 100 service is sourced from California wind and solar facilities, including a new wind farm in Livermore. Renewable 100 costs an additional 1/4 cent per kilowatt-hour above PG&E rates. That’s about $2 more per month for a typical Dublin home. Your participation is helping Ava move toward 100% carbon-free electricity for all customers by 2030.

Customer Type Default service in 2021 Default service in 2022 (no action needed) Choose a different service (action needed to choose)
Residential standard Bright Choice Renewable 100 (starting in March 2022) Choose Bright Choice
Residential with CARE, FERA, or Medical Baseline Bright Choice Bright Choice Choose Renewable 100
Commercial Bright Choice Renewable 100 (starting in October 2022) Choose Bright Choice

Your Choices

Ava also offers their Bright Choice service, which is now priced 5% below PG&E rates. Customers who prefer to power their home or business with Bright Choice are welcome to do so, by choosing to Choose Bright Choice. Customers who participate in CARE, FERA, and Medical Baseline programs will remain on Bright Choice service automatically, but can still choose Renewable 100. Customers can change their Ava service or return to PG&E service anytime.

Ava and the City of Dublin sent notices to residential customers in December 2021 and January 2022 to your PG&E billing address, and an email to customers who have an email address on file with PG&E, containing information about this service transition. Notices to commercial customers were sent in August-October 2022. To learn more about your electric service choices, please visit AvaEnergy.org/service-plans-residential/ or AvaEnergy.org/service-plans-business/ or contact Ava’s call center at +1 833.699.3223 during business hours (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on weekdays).

Businesses in Dublin that want to choose Bright Choice instead of Renewable 100 service can elect to Choose Bright Choice.