Community Choice Energy (CCE)

Community Choice Energy (CCE) allows public agencies to purchase electricity on behalf of customers, as an alternative to investor owned utilities (like PG&E). The goal of a CCE (which is also called community choice aggregation or CCA) is to provide cleaner, greener, and more local electricity to customers. CCA image

Alameda County voted to create a local CCE: East Bay Community Energy. East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) will be a community-governed power supplier that will provide clean, renewable electricity to residents and businesses. Berkeley City Council approved joining East Bay Community Energy on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

Under EBCE, PG&E will continue to maintain the power grid and respond to outages. Customers would also have a choice of how green of power they want to purchase or whether to continue to purchase power directly from PG&E by opting out EBCE.

Other Local CCAs

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