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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October 24, 2023

Press Release

Meet Ava Community Energy, the Next Era of East Bay Community Energy (EBCE)

Extending its services from Alameda County to the San Joaquin Valley, Ava Community Energy, formerly known as East Bay Community Energy, powers a growing number of residential and commercial accounts

Oakland, Calif. (October 24, 2023) – East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), one of the nation’s top clean energy providers, announced today that it will begin operating under its new name, Ava Community Energy (Ava). The name change and rebrand signal Ava Community Energy’s expansion beyond the East Bay to encompass Alameda County and parts of the San Joaquin Valley, as well as the agency’s growing commitment to driving electrification across its service territory.

“The number of decisions we make each day around our energy consumption can feel overwhelming, but what if your energy provider was a trusted resource in making these decisions easier?” said Elisa Márquez, Chair of the Board of Directors for Ava Community Energy, formerly known as East Bay Community Energy. “This is our vision for Ava Community Energy. Supplying 1.7 million residents with low-cost clean power, Ava cuts through complexity by offering our residents straightforward guidance toward better, clean-powered living.”

For five years, East Bay Community Energy, now Ava Community Energy, has been a national trailblazer in broadening equitable access to clean energy, building resilience in the communities it serves and creating demand for clean energy solutions. Ava’s core electricity generation business continues to supply its residents, businesses and municipalities with green electricity at lower rates than the local incumbent utility. Their growing list of resilience and electrification programs also includes solar and battery backup installations for critical municipal facilities, a try-before-you-buy induction cooktop program and an upcoming e-bike lending and incentive program that will be the largest of its kind in California.

“Since our inception, East Bay Community Energy has always been a mirror to the communities we serve,” said Nick Chaset, CEO of Ava Community Energy. “As we expand beyond the East Bay Area, our new identity ensures we’re better able to engage the dynamism of our entire region. We are proud to be the go-to clean energy partner for the East Bay Area, the Valley and beyond.”

For more information, you can visit AvaEnergy.org/brand.

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About Ava Community Energy

Ava Community Energy (Ava), formerly East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), is the not-for-profit public power provider for more than 1.7 million residents and commercial customers in Alameda County and the City of Tracy, with service extending to the San Joaquin County cities of Stockton and Lathrop in 2025. As one of 25 community choice aggregation (CCA) programs operating in California, Ava is part of the movement to provide energy choice while expediting local and state-wide climate action goals. Ava is committed to creating a brighter future in our communities and beyond by providing clean power at competitive rates, reinvesting in our member communities, and developing programs that make it easy for customers to discover, try and adopt clean energy solutions. For more information about Ava Community Energy, visit AvaEnergy.org.

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Mission Control Communications for Ava Community Energy