In May 2021, most residential electricity customers in Alameda County were placed on Time of Use rates as part of a statewide transition to support more renewable energy. The transition included a year of bill protection, which has now concluded.Learn more
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- If you have questions about EBCE's rates or your PG&E bill, please visit our Understand Your Energy Bill page or contact us.
- INFORMATION ON NEW, AVAILABLE RATES:
- New Commercial and Industrial B-Rates (PDF)
- New Commercial Electric Vehicle Charging B-EV Rate (PDF)
- New Agricultural Rates (PDF)
Learn more by reviewing the rate sheet and visiting our residential and business rates pages.
- 2022-2023 Rate Setting
- Webinar on proposed EBCE rate changes, recorded May 26, 2022
- Webinar on proposed EBCE rate changes, recorded May 31, 2022
Written Public Comments on 2022-2023 Value Proposition and Rate Setting
- 2021-2022 Rate Setting
- Webinar on proposed EBCE rate changes, recorded May 27, 2021
No Written Public Comments Were Made on 2021-2022 Value Proposition and Rate Setting
- 2020-2021 Rate Setting
- Webinar on proposed EBCE rate changes, recorded June 2, 2020
- Webinar on proposed EBCE rate changes, recorded June 3, 2020
Written Public Comments on 2020-2021 Value Proposition and Rate Setting
- January 2021 Rates
To view old rates, visit our historical rates page.
Below is a table of what changes and what stays the same with EBCE service.
|What’s new||What’s the same|
|Receive 1 bill each month||X|
|Call PG&E to report outages and to start/stop service||X|
|Net Metering (Solar Customers)||X|
|CARE, FERA and Medical Baseline Allowance discounts||X|
|PG&E employee discount||X|
|Rate schedule (i.e. TOUC, EVA, B10)||X|
|100% carbon-free energy by 2030||X|
|Choice of energy providers||X|
|More local energy programs||X|
|A brighter future||X|
East Bay Community Energy aims to deliver carbon-free, renewable energy to our customers at a competitive rate. Those values are embodied in our commitment to honor the Net Energy Metering (NEM) benefit that PG&E customers receive, and look for ways to increase the value installing local solar. Nothing says clean energy and local control more than generating renewable energy from your own home. Learn more on our Solar Customer page.
Special Rate Customers
As an EBCE customer, if you are currently enrolled in any of the below discount programs, you will continue to receive your discounts with us. There’s no need to re-apply; all enrolled customers will maintain their discounts with EBCE. Renewals and new enrollment applications are handled by PG&E – visit pge.com/financialassistance for more information.
California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program
Qualified households receive discounts on their energy bills through the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program. CARE eligibility is based on public assistance program participation or based on the number of individuals in your household and total gross household income. This monthly discount is a minimum of 20% on electric rates. To learn more about CARE and how to apply, visit PG&E’s webpage about CARE.
Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) Program
The Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) Program provides a monthly discount on your electric bills. The program is designed for income-qualified households of three or more persons. The monthly discount is 12% on electric rates. To learn more about FERA and how to apply, please visit PG&E’s webpage about FERA.
Medical Baseline is a financial assistance program for residential customers that have special energy needs due to qualifying medical conditions. Qualifying customers are allocated a larger quantity of energy within the Baseline tier of low cost power. To learn more about Medical Baseline and how to apply, please visit PG&E’s webpage about Medical Baseline.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
LIHEAP is a federally funded assistance program overseen by the California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) and administered by 32 Action Agencies throughout California. Services include the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP), and LIHEAP Weatherization. Visit California Department of Community Services & Development for more information.
EBCE’s proposed 2022-2023 rate changes: public comment period
East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) is committed to a robust and transparent rate-setting process, which includes input from our community. We invited the public to share your thoughts on EBCE’s 2022-2023 electric generation rates and our value proposition (the proposed financial benefit compared to PG&E’s rates) using one or more of the following three methods:
Online at a webinar
Below are recordings of the two webinars hosted by EBCE on May 26 and May 31
Written comments were accepted by email and limited to 1,500 words maximum. All comments will be posted on this page for six months, and were due on June 3, 2022. A summary of public comments received will be part of the report to the Board on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Links to full comments appear below
Online at a public meeting
See the public meeting schedule, as well as directions for how to participate and a link for the Public Comment Speaker Form at: https://ebce.org/meetings