The city of Pleasanton, CA is a leader in the renewable energy movement, offering its citizens access to a variety of government programs that support the use of clean and sustainable energy sources. Through the Pico Rivera Innovative Municipal Energy (PRIME) program, customers have the option to choose between two options: PRIME Power, a 50% renewable energy product, and PRIME Future, a 100% renewable energy product. The Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Pleasanton's achievements in renewable energy with its “leadership in green energy” award. The East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) is a public agency that allows communities like Pleasanton to offer an alternative energy option to customers by allowing jurisdictions to purchase electricity from clean, renewable energy sources on behalf of taxpayers at rates equal to or lower than Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E).
California Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) often offer customers several energy programs to choose from. Clean Energy Alliance offers four different clean energy options: Clean Impact with a 50% renewable energy content, Clean Impact Plus with 50% renewable energy and 75% carbon-free product, Green Impact with 100% renewable energy content, and Personal Impact is their solar energy offering for roofs. Central Coast Community Energy (3CE) purchases carbon-free, renewable electricity for more than 400,000 customers in 33 communities in Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. MCE customers are greening California's electricity supply while helping to invest in local energy programs.
OCPA offers three energy options: Basic Choice, with 38% renewable energy, Smart Choice, with 69% renewable energy, and 100% Renewable Choice, with 100% renewable energy. LCE offers ClearChoice energy service with 37% renewable energy and SmartChoice with 100% renewable energy. Clean Power Alliance offers three tariff plans to its customers, all with different renewable energy sources. CCAs are meeting their commitments to invest in new renewable energy facilities across California.
This renewable energy program is backed by disaggregated renewable energy credits (customers cannot link the energy they are buying to a specific renewable resource). California's CCAs voluntarily purchase renewable energy at levels that exceed the requirements of the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS). The city of Pleasanton is committed to providing its citizens with access to clean and sustainable sources of electricity. Through the various government programs available in the city, residents can take advantage of competitively priced electricity from clean and renewable sources.
By investing in these programs, citizens can help reduce their carbon footprint while also helping to invest in local energy programs. Investing in these programs is an important step towards creating a more sustainable future for Pleasanton and beyond.