The City of Dublin increasingly relies on the efficient use of clean, renewable energy to meet our municipal energy needs.
Ava Community Energy (Ava)
In order to offer Dublin businesses and residents cleaner energy and to help the City of Dublin (City) achieve its Climate Action Plan goals, the Dublin City Council voted to join Ava Community Energy (formerly East Bay Community Energy) on November 15, 2016. Since the summer of 2019, all City accounts have been opted up to EBCE’s Renewable 100 electric power portfolio. Renewable 100 is 100% renewable power sourced from California wind and solar and free of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions! Dublin is proud of the leadership that it showed by enrolling municipal electric accounts into Renewable 100, however municipal electricity comprises only a small portion of the energy consumed by buildings in Dublin. To help the City get one step closer to achieving its Climate Action Plan goals, Dublin City Council adopted a Resolution at the January 12, 2021, City Council meeting to request that Ava enroll City of Dublin residential accounts in Renewable 100 as the default electricity product. The Ava Board approved the request and transitioned Dublin residential accounts in January, 2022. Monthly residential bills on Renewable 100 generally average between $3 to $5 more per month over the course of a year and will save approximately 13,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide, or about one quarter of the GHG emissions that can be achieved through the measures in the updated CAP.
In April 2022, the Dublin City Council voted to set the default electricity for Dublin businesses to Ava's Renewable 100 service as well. In October 2022, Dublin non-residential energy accounts were automatically enrolled in Renewable 100.
Residents and businesses retain the option to opt-down to Ava's Bright Choice power portfolio, which is offered at 1% less than PG&E’s standard rates, or opt-out to PG&E. CARE, FERA and medical baseline residents will remain on the Bright Choice power portfolio. For more information, contact the Environmental Services Division in the Public Works Department at 925-833-6630 or via email at email@example.com.
Municipal Solar Energy
The City of Dublin currently generates 19% of its energy needs with solar voltaic arrays! Learn more about how the City is increasing its clean energy use here.
City Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations
The City of Dublin has installed electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at the Dublin Library, Fallon Sports Park, and the Shannon Community Center. Learn more about the City's charging stations here.