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THE CITY OF 20 <br /> pLEASANTON. CITY COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br /> July 20, 2021 <br /> City Manager <br /> TITLE: ADOPT A RESOLUTION DESIGNATING RENEWABLE 100 AS THE <br /> DEFAULT ELECTRICITY PRODUCT FOR PLEASANTON'S RESIDENTIAL, <br /> COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ACCOUNTS <br /> SUMMARY <br /> In September 2019, the Pleasanton City Council unanimously voted to join East Bay <br /> Community Energy (EBCE) which procures electricity and works with Pacific Gas and <br /> Electric (PG&E) who delivers the power, maintains the grid, and bills customer <br /> accounts. In April 2021 all Pleasanton residents, business owners, and municipal <br /> electricity customer accounts began receiving EBCE electricity unless they opted out of <br /> the program and remained with PG&E. <br /> Since EBCE began in 2018, they have offered three electricity service levels to choose <br /> from: Bright Choice, Brilliant 100, and Renewable 100. In January 2021, the Council <br /> selected Brilliant 100 as the default service for residential, commercial and industrial <br /> accounts which costs the same as PG&E, and Renewable 100 for municipal accounts. <br /> However, Brilliant 100 will no longer be offered beginning January 1, 2022. <br /> Now that the default service for Pleasanton's residential, commercial and industrial <br /> customers is sunsetting, the action before the Council is to identify the preferred default <br /> EBCE electricity products for these accounts. <br /> All customers who were enrolled in California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE), <br /> Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA), and medical baseline have remained enrolled <br /> in these discount programs after the switch to EBCE and they have been enrolled in <br /> Bright Choice. Customers retain the choice to opt-up or opt-down to different EBCE <br /> service levels or may choose to continue to purchase power directly from PG&E by <br /> opting out of EBCE. Staff will ensure the transition to a new default product receives <br /> robust community outreach. <br /> RECOMMENDATION <br /> That the City Council adopt a resolution designating Renewable 100 as the default <br /> electricity product for Pleasanton's residential, commercial and industrial accounts. <br /> FINANCIAL STATEMENT <br /> In response to Council's decision in January 2021, all of Pleasanton's municipal <br /> accounts were enrolled in Renewable 100. A new default product for the community will <br /> not affect the City's accounts, so there will be no impact to City funds. <br />