About Us

SJCE Is Our New Electricity Supplier

San José Clean Energy, or SJCE, is San José’s new electricity supplier, providing residents and businesses with cleaner and cheaper energy. Operated by the City of San José's Community Energy Department, we're dedicated to creating a more sustainable future for our community and future generations. SJCE plays a crucial role in Climate Smart San José, the city’s climate action plan.

The San José City Council unanimously voted to create SJCE in May 2017, and we launched service in February 2019.

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SJCE’s 1% rate discount adds up to over $3 million in community-wide savings each year

With SJCE, our city will initially see about an 18 percent reduction in GHG emissions from electricity generation. 

All revenues stay right here in San José. We’re “owned” by the community.

We don’t have to charge extra to generate a profit or pay dividends to shareholders, which helps keep our prices competitive and stable. Plus, we will invest in local programs, such as clean energy generation projects and building electrification, that create value for all residents here in San José.

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We don’t charge extra to generate a profit or pay dividends, which keeps our prices competitive and stable

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We invest in local programs, such as renewable energy generation projects and building electricification

Run by our community

SJCE is governed by your San José City Council, with input from a Community Advisory Commission. All our meetings are open to the public:


A Proven Concept

Communities throughout California are already benefiting from their own locally controlled electricity providers: over 8 million residents and businesses have collectively saved millions of dollars and cut greenhouse gas emissions drastically. There are ten Northern California Community Choice Energy programs similar to San José Clean Energy.