What is Peninsula Clean Energy?
Peninsula Clean Energy is a community choice energy (CCE) program, also known sometimes as community choice aggregation. CCE programs allow local governments to pool the electricity demands of their communities, purchase power with higher renewable content, and reinvest in local infrastructure. To learn more about the feasibility of CCE in San Mateo County, click here (PDF).
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
PCE will introduce competition into the marketplace. It will provide ratepayers with a choice about the level of renewables they wish to support.
PCE will be a non-profit organization, accountable not to shareholders seeking profit, but to the communities it serves. Surplus funds from PCE will be reinvested in your community to develop local renewable energy projects and create local jobs.
PCE will allow San Mateo County to achieve greater greenhouse gas reductions resulting from energy generation.
PCE will offer renewable energy at rates competitive to or lower than PG&E.