Energy

East Bay Community Energy to Go Green by 2030

Summary

East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), in the past few days, made a dedication to provide their local clients. The latter is approximately 1.7 million, with one hundred percent green energy by 20130, which will be fifteen years less than the […]

East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), in the past few days, made a dedication to provide their local clients. The latter is approximately 1.7 million, with one hundred percent green energy by 20130, which will be fifteen years less than the time projected by the State. This announcement was made on the 16th of December when the managers’ board met to adopt the policy.

With the commitment, EBCE joins the country’s largest electricity suppliers to dedicate to the provision of renewable energy by the next decade. According to officials’ statement. The step took by East Bay Community Energy was the curtain-raiser for the company taking bold actions and fully dedicated to the fight against global warming while at the same time taking care of the needs of the community.

According to Dan Kalb, who is the Board Chairperson at EBCE and also serves as a member of the Oakland City Council, the adoption of the policy had so far led to drawing and signing of contracts to commence a project in new California wind, solar, and energy backup measuring 500 megawatts. He further stated the company was expecting to get into more contracts for a hundred more megawatts.

By taking these actions and getting into these contracts, EBCE will be better placed in their objectives of ensuring they provide their customers with 100% clean energy Kalb further stated. He went on to say that with EBCE also, through entering into the procurement contracts, it will be making efforts to bringing more benefits to the community through the creation of jobs, resiliency, healthy air, and lower costs on energy.

The agency has already kick-started its project with branches in Dublin and Livermore. Pleasanton is expected to make its official move to join EBCE and become the 12th new member in the City by April. At this period, there will be an automatic enrollment of all accounts belonging to residents and businesses in the City. EBCE charges will be included in the customers’ PG&E bill accompanied with a generation credit to pay the EBCE charges. Also, individuals having exceptional rates like CARE, medical baseline, EV, or solar NEM will be automatically moved to EBCE.

While speaking to the Weekly, officials representing Pleasanton stated that the new policy would be presented to the City’s council meeting’s agenda on the 19th of January through other details were not given. According to the Board Vice-Chair of Emeryville City Council, Dianne Martinez, the objectives set by EBCE on clean energy are the core foundation of the plan set by the agency to alter the energy schemes across the East Bay.