New year, new default energy product in Hayward

January 25, 2022

The City of Hayward is ringing in 2022 with a transition to 100 percent renewable energy, sourced entirely from California solar and wind energy. Starting this month, all Hayward customers served by East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) who are not enrolled in discount programs (such as CARE, FERA, or Medical Baseline) will be automatically enrolled in the Renewable 100 product. Switching to this product will result in a $5 to $7 increase in most customers’ monthly bills.

By the end of 2022, the City of Hayward will be one of seven East Bay cities, including Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Piedmont, Pleasanton, and San Leandro, to have selected Renewable 100 as their default energy product.

Customers can Still Switch to Bright Choice Today: Bright Choice is sourced from a power mix including 40 percent renewable energy and has a slightly lower price than PG&E. Customers may switch to the Bright Choice product at any time. For more information on changing your electricity product, visit or call EBCE at 833-699-EBCE (3223) to speak with a representative directly. Customers can also choose to opt out of EBCE and return to PG&E service on this webpage.

Discount Programs: Customers on income-related (e.g. CARE or FERA) or Medical Baseline discount programs will automatically remain on Bright Choice service. To learn if you are eligible for any of these programs, visit

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