East Bay Community Energy

In September 2019, the City Council unanimously voted to join East Bay Community Energy, a not-for-profit community choice aggregation (CCA) program serving most of Alameda County and the City of Tracy in San Joaquin County. EBCE is governed by a board of directors comprised of local elected officials from each participating city, and will enable communities like Pleasanton to offer an alternative energy option to customers by allowing jurisdictions the ability to procure electricity from clean, renewable energy sources on behalf of ratepayers at equal or lower rates than Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E). PG&E still delivers the power, maintains the grid, and manages the billing.

Beginning April 2021, all Pleasanton residential, business, and municipal electricity customer accounts will be automatically enrolled and begin receiving EBCE electricity:

  • Residential and Commercial Customers
    Brilliant 100: plan offers 100% carbon-free energy from solar, wind, and hydropower at the same price as PG&E rates.
  • CARE/FERA/Medical Baseline Customers
    Bright Choice: plan offers 60% eligible renewable energy at 1% below PG&E rates.
  • Municipal Accounts
    Renewable 100: plan offers 100% eligible renewable energy at 1 cent per kilowatt hour above PG&E rates.

**Customers will retain the choice to opt-up or opt-down to a different EBCE service level or continue to purchase power directly from PG&E by opting out of EBCE.

Understanding Your Bill: Customers will continue to receive their bill from PG&E. EBCE appears on your bill statement along with a “generation credit” to offset EBCE’s charges.

EBCE First Enrollment Notification Letter to Pleasanton Customers



EBCE Webinar 3/17 EBCE

In April 2021, Pleasanton will have a new default electricity generation provider. Find out more about East Bay Community Energy, your options, and what this means for you.

For more information about East Bay Community Energy Service: www.ebce.org/Pleasanton


What is PG&E Time-of-Use Rate Plan?

In May 2021, PG&E will automatically transition Pleasanton customers to a Time-of-Use (TOU) plan. Under TOU plans, energy rates are higher during peak use times, such as 4-9pm. At all other times, the price of energy is lower. The Time-of-Use rate plans are a part the California Public Utilities Commission statewide initiative to ensure greater power reliability and a better energy future. Whether you decide to remain with EBCE or opt out and return to PG&E, all Pleasanton residential and business customers will automatically transition to a TOU plan. 

Time-of-Use Explained

You can also choose to stay on your current rate plan or choose another rate plan:

Sign in to your PG&E account here