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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Emeryville 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 Emeryville businesses and residents cleaner energy, and to help the City of Emeryville achieve its Climate Action Plan goals, the Emeryville City Council voted to join Ava Community Energy (Ava) in November 2016. Ava began serving residential, business, and municipal electricity customers throughout Emeryville in 2018. Customers in Emeryville were automatically placed on Ava’s Bright Choice service, which offers customers rates 5% below PG&E.

Transitioning to 100% California Wind and Solar Energy

In March 2022, the Emeryville City Council voted to set the default electricity option for Emeryville residents and businesses to Ava’s Renewable 100 service starting 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 of a cent per kilowatt-hour above PG&E rates. That’s about $1 more per month for a typical home in Emeryville. 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 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 Emeryville sent notices in September and October 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. 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 am–5 pm on weekdays).

Businesses and residents in Emeryville that want to choose Bright Choice rather than Renewable 100 service can elect to choose Bright Choice.