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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Transitioning to Renewable Energy

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Ava Community Energy’s power mix is mostly sourced from renewable energy and large hydropower. Our Board of Directors have established the goal of purchasing 100% clean power by 2030 — a full 15 years before the state's goal date.

Meanwhile, some of Ava’s member cities have taken the bold action of transitioning customers in their jurisdiction onto 100% renewable energy service immediately, to accelerate the reduction of emissions and hasten the investment in wind, solar, and battery storage projects. In doing so, these cities set the “default” service level for customers as Renewable 100, Ava’s service that is sourced from 100% California wind and solar, including the output of Ava’s Scott Haggerty Wind Energy Center in Livermore. Any Ava customer can choose our Bright Choice service if they prefer to save money on their PG&E bill each month.

Ava Service Options


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Renewable 100

100% renewable energy from California solar & wind power at a slightly higher price (1/4 cent per kilowatt hour) than PG&E

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Bright Choice

Our basic plan, which costs less 5% than PG&E

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Default Service Levels by Jurisdiction

City/County Residential* Commercial
Albany Renewable 100 Renewable 100
Berkeley Renewable 100 Renewable 100
Dublin Renewable 100 Renewable 100
Emeryville Renewable 100 Renewable 100
Fremont Bright Choice Bright Choice
Hayward Renewable 100 Renewable 100
Livermore Bright Choice Bright Choice
Newark Bright Choice Bright Choice
Oakland Bright Choice Bright Choice
Piedmont Renewable 100 Bright Choice
Pleasanton Renewable 100 Renewable 100
San Leandro Renewable 100 Renewable 100
Tracy Bright Choice Bright Choice
Union City Bright Choice Bright Choice
Unincorporated Alameda County Bright Choice Bright Choice

* Excludes customers on CARE, FERA, and/or Medical Baseline, who were defaulted to Bright Choice

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