The Port of Oakland approved an existing renewable energy power purchase agreement with East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD) for an additional five years.
The port purchases renewable energy from EBMUD’s biogas facility at the foot of the Bay Bridge to serve electric customers at its airport and seaport. All of the energy purchased from EBMUD is both renewable and greenhouse gas-free and will help the port meet state renewable energy goals.
The port entered into a five-year contract for the output from this facility in 2012 and the facility has been a reliable source of renewable power. Port and EBMUD staff proposed several modifications to the agreement that will continue the successful partnership, including a price reduction of approximately 20 percent.