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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

  • Marin Clean Energy Marin Clean Energy (MCE) was launched in May 2010 as California's first Community Choice Aggregation program. It serves Marin County, unincorporated Napa County, Richmond, El Cerrito, San Pablo, and Benicia customers.
  • Sonoma Clean Power serves Sonoma County
  • CleanPowerSF serves San Francisco starting in 2016

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