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.
Use the information below to identify your Community Choice Aggregator or energy provider.
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ regarding opting up and this campaign.
Can I opt up outside of this campaign?
Yes. Any Bay Area resident can opt up at any time. However, for your employer to get credit for your participation in the campaign, you must opt up by November 30th.
Can I opt up through PG&E?
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.
What if my energy provider is not participating in the campaign? Can I still Opt Up?
Yes, you may still opt up. You may have noticed that PG&E and Sonoma Clean Power are not participating in our Employee Opt Up Challenge this year. However, if you are served by either provider, you can still Opt Up to 100% renewable energy at any time - they just won’t be tracking the number of people who choose to do so this October and November through our campaign.
How do I insert the referral code for my company?
First, identify your local energy provider and go to their upgrade page. Once you are on the upgrade page, have your PG&E account number and your company’s referral code handy. Then, complete the information requested and simply type the referral code into the referral code space provided. Please note each energy provider's upgrade landing page will look a little different and the referral code field will likely appear on the 2nd page. Consider taking a screenshot of your confirmation page and/or confirmation email as a receipt.
I’ve already upgraded to100% renewable energy option. How can I be included in this campaign?
Thank you for choosing 100% renewable energy! For folks who’ve already opted-into 100% renewable, there are a couple of options:
Can I invite friends, family, colleagues and peers to participate?
Yes, we would love it if you invited people in your network to upgrade! This increases your impact and expands our community in this fight against climate change. They can use the same code as you to be counted towards your company’s challenge goals.
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 participate in the challenge and lower the carbon footprint associated with my electricity use?
We understand that opting up is a financial commitment, it can cost on average $3-$5 more per month on your energy bill. Luckily, there are plenty of other ways to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint if you are unable to make the jump to 100% renewables at this time. 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?
Throughout the month of October, BC3 will be hosting informational webinars that will cover the Employee Opt Up Challenge, climate resiliency, and Bay Area SunShares, our group procurement program that provides Bay Area residents with discounts on solar panels and battery storage. You can find the dates of the webinars and register to attend here and on our website.