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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San Leandro is Going Green

with 100% Renewable Energy

San Leandro downtown

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

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

Transitioning to 100% California Wind and Solar Energy

In September 2021, the San Leandro City Council voted to set the default electricity option for San Leandro residents to Ava’s Renewable 100 service starting in March 2022 and for commercial customers 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 $1-2 more per month for a typical San Leandro home and varies more widely for businesses based on amount of power used. 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 San Leandro sent notices to residents in March and April 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 were sent to commercial accounts 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 San Leandro that want to remain on Bright Choice instead of Renewable 100 service can elect to choose Bright Choice.