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Cleaner Energy

You now have more renewable power from solar, wind and geothermal energy—at prices that are 1% below PG&E.

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Reliable Service

SJCE buys cleaner electricity for you, and PG&E delivers it over their utility lines. PG&E continues to maintain their delivery infrastructure, respond to outages, and provide billing.

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Community Benefits

As a government agency, we're not-for-profit—revenues will fund lower rates and local programs, including clean energy projects that create jobs, save money, and boost our economy.

How It Works

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Source

SJCE

Sourcing and building cleaner energy

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Grid

California

Flowing clean energy into our state’s power supply

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Delivery

PG&E

Delivering energy, maintaining lines, serving customers

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Customer

You

Using cleaner energy, preserving the environment

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How We Got Here & What’s Next

Bill

2002

California Legislature passes law allowing Community Choice Energy (CCE)

Timeline

2010

Residents ask City of San José to consider forming a CCE

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2016

City holds community meetings and Council sessions about forming a CCE

Bill

May 2017

City Council votes unanimously to form San José Clean Energy

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Sept 2018

Service launch to San José municipal customers

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Feb 2019

Service launch to most residents and businesses

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June 2019

Enroll small businesses

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2020

Release programs roadmap

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2020

Enroll residents and small businesses with rooftop solar

What's New

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SJCE’s Credit Facility with Barclays Bank Increases to $80 Million
The increased credit facility will allow SJCE to make additional purchases of clean power into future years, thereby further hedging future electricity costs and maximizing customer savings.
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Samsung’s San José Campus Goes TotalGreen
We are proud to announce that Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. has chosen to power their San José campus with TotalGreen, our 100% renewable electricity service!
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San Jose Clean Energy Launch on Schedule Despite PG&E Bankruptcy Announcement
There will be no interruption in power service for customers, and SJCE will launch electricity generation service to San José homes and businesses this February as planned.