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East Bay Community Energy board OKs policy to set target of 100 percent clean power by 2030

The California-based East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) Board of Directors on Dec. 16 approved a policy to set a target of providing its customers with 100% clean power by 2030, which would be 15 years before the state’s renewables and zero-carbon energy standard.

EBCE said that the board action sets the local community choice aggregator as one of the largest electricity providers in the country to commit to 100% clean power by 2030 and the largest of other local community choice energy providers that have set similar goals.

Dan Kalb, Chair of the Board for EBCE, noted that the CCA’s commitment to procuring clean energy has already resulted in contracts for over 500 megawatts of new wind, solar, and energy storage. In 2021, EBCE expects to contract for several hundred more megawatts of clean energy.

EBCE on Oct. 29 issued a request for offers to procure long-term renewable energy and storage resources.

The EBCE staff report that the board acted on is available here.

EBCE operates a community choice energy program for Alameda County and eleven incorporated cities, serving more than 550,000 residential and commercial customers throughout the county.

The American Public Power Association has initiated a new category of membership for community choice aggregation programs.