The Choice is Yours

A True Choice About How Your Electricity is Generated

You now have a choice for how your electricity is generated and what you pay for it: Cleaner energy at rates 1% below PG&E. 

Most San José residents and business were enrolled in SJCE’s GreenSource service in February 2019. You can also upgrade to TotalGreen and receive 100% renewable energy.

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Most San José residents and businesses were automatically enrolled in GreenSource in February 2019. Your electricity is generated from renewable sources such as wind and solar, and from carbon-free sources such as hydropower. GreenSource rates are cheaper than PG&E generation rates.

Unspecified sources aren't traceable to a specific generation facility, such as electricity traded through open-market transactions. They may include renewables and hydroelectric.

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You can upgrade to TotalGreen at any time to receive 100% renewable energy. 

You’ll be a community leader in our commitment to a clean energy future because your electricity will be generated entirely from renewable, carbon-free sources like solar and wind. Choosing TotalGreen also means SJCE can help expand clean energy generation in California.

TotalGreen costs the average home about $5 extra per month, about the same as a cup of coffee!

Go TotalGreen!

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SJCE’s Net Energy Metering (NEM) program for solar and other distributed electricity generation systems (wind, biogas and fuel cells) is similar to PG&E’s, but with a few extra benefits.

Residential and small commercial customers who installed their solar systems before February 2019 have not yet been enrolled in SJCE service, unless you enrolled early in our TotalGreen service. We will enroll these customers in four phases beginning April 2020.

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If you choose, you can opt out of San José Clean Energy and remain entirely with PG&E service. However, you won't benefit from cleaner and cheaper electricity nor participate in a locally controlled energy program that benefits our community.

There’s no fee to opt out. And if you later decide that SJCE is a good choice for you, we’ll be happy to welcome you back!

If you'd like to opt out, we recommend you first read the Terms and Conditions.

*From PG&E’s 2018 Power Content Label.

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