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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

PG&E power shutoff in San Jose on October 9, 2019
Following PG&E Power Shutoffs, Could Microgrids Provide Stability?
Microgrids can help establish energy independence—an option communities in Northern California may consider as the threat of power outages increases.
eBay's San Jose campus
eBay & Hewlett Packard Enterprise choose TotalGreen
In September, the two tech companies chose to power their San José headquarters with TotalGreen, our 100% renewable electricity service.
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State Awards $33M for Public Electrical Vehicle Charging in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
The CEC will provide $21 million for fasting charging and Level 2 stations to Santa Clara County energy agencies, including San José Clean Energy.
Utility scale solar installation by EDP Renewables in San Bernadino County
SJCE Signs First Long-Term Power Purchase Agreement with EDP Renewables
The 20-year agreement is for 100 MW of new solar energy and 10 MW of new battery storage from Sonrisa Solar Park in Fresno County.