Frequently Asked Questions
Why Opt Up?
When you opt up, you're supporting clean energy generation in California. Your home will be powered by 100% renewable electricity, meaning that there's no greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) associated with your electricity use. The more electric appliances you use, the greener your home - Learn more about how to Go All Electric!
What is a Community Choice Aggregator (CCA)?
Local governments all over California have established Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs. These not-for-profit organizations allow local communities to control how their electricity is sourced. See the map of Bay Area CCA's in the section above.
Can I Opt Up through PG&E?
Yes. PG&E offers a “Solar Choice” upgrade option to its customers.
How much does Opting Up cost?
Cost varies by energy usage, but for the average Bay Area residential customer upgrading to 100% renewable energy costs about $3-5 per month - about the cost of a latte!
I need more information - where can I learn more?
The Business Council on Climate Change will be hosting SunShares Informational Webinars that cover Opting Up, climate resiliency, and Bay Area SunShares, our limited-time solar + storage discount program. You can find the dates of the webinars and register to attend here.