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San Ramon council to discuss community choice energy program

Original post made on May 9, 2017

The San Ramon City Council is set to talk Tuesday about whether the city should join a community choice energy program to allow for electricity-sourcing options other than PG&E.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on May 9, 2017 at 9:09 am

The San Ramon Council should consider those who are currently on the PG&E SOLAR net energy program.

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Posted by Joe
a resident of San Ramon
on May 9, 2017 at 9:12 am

The East Bay Community Energy Program will not only provide a low/no cost renewable option to electricity provided by PG&E, but will provide Solar Jobs in Contra Costa County.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on May 11, 2017 at 5:22 pm

Government should stay out of providing energy. Government doesn't get much right, especially here in California, so why would it be any different if the bureaucrats stick their noses into another area they know little about. IF they do this, it should be opt in, not opt out.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on May 26, 2017 at 4:44 pm

One question our "esteemed" city council (& CC County Supervisors) lacked the vision to ask was: just what business case would PG&E have to stay in operation if every city in CC County & Alameda County "opted out" of receiving their electrical power from PG&E?

In other words, if you ran a restaurant, would you keep your doors open if all your customers "opted out" & simply walked across the street to McDonald's to buy their food & simply brought their big Macs back to your restaurant to eat their food on your tables, sitting on your chairs, inside the building that you have major capital investment tied up in? Why didn't our local govt. ask that very obvious question? Why would PG&E continue to maintain their huge electrical distribution network, grid, & expensive capital intensive substations if nearly all of their customers "opted out" from buying electrical power from PG&E?

The answer is obvious, our local government has no "big picture" vision & has a "Bernie Saunders" mentality when it comes to private enterprise. Let's get government out of providing electrical power!

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Posted by Steve
a resident of San Ramon
on May 27, 2017 at 9:59 am

PG&E continues to get paid for power distribution and maintenance of the power distribution network. They also provide power to all customers that opt out of the community choice program. They also get paid to distribute the gas and electric bills and collect your payments. The Community Choice program only provides the "electrons".

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