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File #: LB 18-023   
Section: Legislative Business Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: City Council
Agenda Date: 5/22/2018 Final action:
Subject: East Bay Community Energy - Resolution to Select Brilliant 100 as the Default Product for all Residential Customers in Hayward
Attachments: 1. Attachment I Staff Report, 2. Attachment II Resolution, 3. Attachment III Letter dated 051118 from EBCPA, 4. Atttachment IV COH Letter to Ph I Customers, 5. Attachment V Email from Amanda Groziak
DATE: May 22, 2018

TO: Mayor and City Council

FROM: Director of Utilities & Environmental Services

SUBJECT

Title
East Bay Community Energy - Resolution to Select Brilliant 100 as the Default Product for all Residential Customers in Hayward
Recommendation

RECOMMENDATION

That Council reviews and comments on this report and considers adoption of the attached draft resolution.

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SUMMARY

East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) will begin serving non-residential customers in June 2018 and residential customers in November 2018. Starting in June, EBCE will offer two products to non-residential customers. The products will be Bright Choice, which will be a minimum of 85% carbon free electricity and Brilliant 100, which will be 100% carbon free, but not necessarily 100% renewable. On April 18, 2018, the EBCE Board decided to offer a third product, 100% renewable energy, which will be available starting in November 2018. EBCE made Bright Choice the default product for all customers, but on March 6, 2018 Council voted to select Brilliant 100 as the default product for Hayward's non-residential customers. Council now has the opportunity to select the default product for Hayward's residential customers.

Council Sustainability Committee - On May 14, 2018, the Council Sustainability Committee recommended that Council adopt a resolution selecting Brilliant 100 as the default product for most residential customers. While no customer will be paying any more than they currently pay to PG&E, the Committee recommended that certain income-qualified customers who currently receive rate discounts from PG&E be enrolled in Bright Choice so that they can benefit from slightly lower rates than they currently pay to PG&E.

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment I Staff Report
Attachment II Draft Resolution
Attachment III Letter Dated May 11, 2018 from East Bay Clean Power Alliance
Attachment IV City Letter to Phase 1 Customers
Attachment V Email Dated May ...

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