• Opt Up to 100% Renewable Energy

    Everyone in the Bay Area can choose to receive 100% Renewable Energy from your electricity provider! Learn how here.

  • How to Opt Up to 100% Renewable Energy

    Help us build resiliency in our communities, fight climate change and meet the Bay Area’s climate goals by upgrading now! For the average residential customer, upgrading to 100% renewable energy costs an average of $3-5 more per month.

    1

    Identify your energy provider

    Find the provider for your area using the map below

    2

    Go to their website

    Click on your energy provider’s name to power your account with 100% renewable energy.

    3

    Fill out the form to opt up to 100% renewable energy

    Have your PG&E account number handy for this step!

  • Identify your energy provider

    Use the map below to identify your Community Choice Aggregator or utility. Then, click the appropriate link to learn more about opting up on their website.

      • Clean Power SF: San Francisco City and County
      • East Bay Community Energy: Alameda County
      • MCE: Marin County, Napa County, unincorporated Contra Costa County, Benicia, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Pinole, Pittsburg, Richmond, San Pablo, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek
      • Peninsula Clean Energy: San Mateo County
      • PG&E Solar Choice: All Bay Area
      • San Jose Clean Energy: City of San Jose
      • Silicon Valley Clean Energy: Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, and Unincorporated Santa Clara County
      • Sonoma Clean Power: Cloverdale, Cotati, Fort Bragg, Petaluma, Point Arena, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma, Willits and the Town of Windsor, and the Counties of Sonoma and Mendocino
    • Opt Up FAQs

      What is Community Choice Aggregation (CCA)?

      Local governments all over California have established Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs. These not-for-profit organizations allow local communities to control how their electricity is sourced. See the map of Bay Area CCA's in the section above.

      Can I opt up through PG&E?

      Yes. PG&E offers a “Solar Choice” upgrade option to its customers. Find out more here.

      How much does it cost for residential customers to transition to 100% renewable energy?

      Cost varies by energy usage, but for the average Bay Area residential customer upgrading to 100% renewable energy costs about $3-5 per month.

      Upgrading my account to 100% renewable energy is not economically feasible for me right now. What else can I do to lower the carbon footprint associated with my electricity use?

      We understand that opting up is a financial commitment. Luckily, there are plenty of other ways to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint. Check out the below guides for energy saving tips:

      I need more information. Where can I learn more about opting up and other clean energy programs in the Bay Area?

      In Fall 2021, BC3 will be hosting informational webinars that will cover Opt Up, climate resiliency, and Bay Area SunShares, our limited-time solar + storage discount program. You can find the dates of the webinars and register to attend on our website.

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