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Our Power Mix

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Ava supplies most of the electricity consumed in Alameda County. At Ava, providing more renewable energy at lower rates to our customers is a top priority. Buying your electricity from Ava is a simple way to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and meet our community climate action goals.

Ava is developing local sources of renewable energy. This will not only help create local jobs, but help us build a more sustainable future for our communities. You can learn more about that on our Power Projects page.

Your Options

Ava offers customers a choice of two services. Each electricity service has a different percentage of carbon-free and renewable energy, with slightly different prices. Some cities have taken the bold action of transitioning customers in their jurisdiction onto 100% renewable energy service (Renewable 100) immediately. To see where your jurisdiction stands, learn more about the transition to 100% renewable energy.

Note: Figures reflect Ava’s actual power mix from 2022 (most recently published)


Solar red Solar Sky Blue Wind null Biomass & Biowaste, Geothermal, Eligible Hydroelectric null Hydro null Other or Unspecified Nuclear Pink Nuclear

Renewable 100

100% renewable energy from California solar & wind power at a slightly higher price than PG&E

Pie chart for Renewable 100 with 50% solar and 50% wind

Bright Choice

Our basic plan, which costs less than PG&E

Pie chart showing Bright Choice power source breakdown

Here are some commonly used terms:

Carbon-free energy

Carbon-free energy refers to energy that, when generated, creates no carbon emissions. Carbon dioxide, which is primarily produced by the burning of fossil fuels for electricity and transportation, is the largest contributor to greenhouse gases. At Ava, carbon-free energy comes from large hydropower sources.

Renewable energy

Renewable energy is energy that comes from resources that are naturally replenished, create no carbon emissions, and include small hydroelectric, solar, wind, biomass, biowaste, and geothermal sources. At Ava, renewable energy comes from solar and wind sources.

2022 Power Content Label

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Power Mix

Ava procures power on an on-going basis. The below table is Ava’s actual power mix from 2022* (most recently published).

Energy Resources Bright Choice Renewable 100 PG&E PG&E Solar Choice
Eligible Renewable 49.4% 100% 38.3% 96.2%
Biomass & Biowaste 1.5% 0% 4.6% 0%
Geothermal 0.8% 0% 0.5% 0%
Eligible Hydroelectric 1.4% 0% 1.8% 0%
Solar 18.1% 50% 22% 96.2%
Wind 27.6% 50% 9.4% 0%
Coal 0% 0% 0% 0%
Large Hydroelectric 21.9% 0% 7.6% 0%
Natural Gas 0% 0% 4.8% 0%
Nuclear 0.2% 0% 49.3% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0% 0%
Unspecified Sources of Power ** 28.4%*** 0% 0% 3.8%

* PG&E data as reported in PG&E’s rate comparison with Ava. **Unspecified sources of power refers to electricity that is not traceable to a specific generating facility, such as electricity traded through open market transactions. Unspecified sources of power are typically a mix of all resource types, and may include renewables.

Will these services always be the same?

Ava began providing service to customers in 2018 with the services and power mix listed above. Over time, as Ava generates revenue and matures as a business, we will invest in more renewable energy with the goal of developing local renewable energy projects. The power mix and rates will be set annually—our aim is to include as much renewable energy as possible while maintaining affordable rates.

Where is the power coming from specifically?

Ava's power portfolio is currently under development, but the intent is to purchase as much electricity as possible from sources located in California at prices that remain competitive with PG&E. Please visit our Power Projects page for details. Ava will report historically to customers about the sources of power we buy in our annual Power Content Label that is mailed to all customers each Fall, and we will update this web page with details as we sign contracts with developers for new renewable energy projects.