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Overview
On Tuesday, May 16, the San José City Council voted unanimously to establish San José Clean Energy (SJCE), the City of San José's Community Choice Energy (CCE) program. CCEs allow governments to buy electricity for their businesses and residents. With SJCE, San José is now the largest single jurisdiction in California to operate a CCE. SJCE is expected to launch in spring 2018.

SJCE will provide the same electricity service you have now but with more renewable energy options at competitive rates. SJCE will be a partnership with PG&E. SJCE will purchase cleaner power, set rates, and retain revenue. PG&E will maintain the grid, deliver the energy, and send you a bill.

San Jose Clean Energy process image SJCE Goals
  • Offers customers a choice in energy providers
  • Creates local jobs
  • Generates revenue
  • Sets spending priorities on local needs
  • Offers more renewable energy
  • Decreases greenhouse gas emissions

Timeline
Phase 1
2016-2017
Phase 2
2017
Phase 3
2018
SJCE Launch
Spring 2018
Pre-Planning & Due Diligence Formation &
Development
Preparation for
Launch
 
  • Financing
  • Customer outreach and notification

XMW solar installation at San Jose Mineta International Airport
Join the Team!

Applications are now being accepted for the Clean Energy Community Advisory Commission (CECAC). The CECAC will provide essential advice to the Mayor and City Council, City Manager, and the Director about all aspects of SJCE start-up and operations. The deadline to apply is Friday, November 10, 2017. Learn more about the CECAC and apply.

Public Meetings
Learn more, get energized.

Prior Meetings
Tuesday, November 7
San José City Council Meeting: Title 26 Ordinance (established operating procedures)
San José City Hall Council Chambers
Video recording
Memo & supplemental memo

Tuesday, August 29
San José City Council Meeting
San José City Hall Council Chambers
Video Recording
Memo

Tuesday, August 8
San José City Council Meeting
San José City Hall Council Chambers
Video Recording
Memo

Tuesday, May 16
San José City Council Meeting: Vote to establish SJCE
San José City Hall Council Chambers 
Video Recording 
Memo

Tuesday, April 18
San José City Council Informational Session (continued from 3/21/17)
San José City Hall Council Chambers
Video Recording
Supplemental Memo

Tuesday, March 21
San José City Council Informational Session
San José City Hall Council Chambers
Video Recording
Memo | Supplemental Memo

Wednesday, March 15
Public Meeting on the Draft SJCE Business Plan
San José City Hall Council Chambers
PowerPoint Presentation
Video Recording

Monday, February 13
San José City Council Study Session
San José City Hall Council Chambers
PowerPoint Presentation
Video Recording
Memo

Wednesday, November 16
Presentation to District 3 Community Leadership Council

Friday, October 28
San José City Council Study Session

San José City Hall Council Chambers
PowerPoint Presentation 
Marin Clean Energy slides | Silicon Valley Power slides
Video Recording
Agenda & Memo | Supplemental Memo

Monday, October 24

Bascom Library, 1000 S Bascom Ave. 

Tuesday, October 18
Berryessa Library, 3355 Noble Ave.

Monday, October 17
Santa Teresa Library, 290 International Circle

Wednesday, September 28
Presentation to District 5 United Leadership Group

Tuesday, September 27
Tully Library, 880 Tully Rd.

Saturday, September 17
Presentation to District 10 Leadership Group

Monday, September 12
San José City Hall Council Chambers
PowerPoint Presentation
Video Recording

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