San Carlos, CA (April 16, 2019) – Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) released a new estimate that it saved San Mateo County customers $18 million on their electricity bills in 2018, while also earning San Mateo County and its 20 cities national recognition for commitment to renewable energy.
“Our county and cities voted unanimously three years ago to form Peninsula Clean Energy so that customers can enjoy cleaner energy at lower rates. We are proud to deliver on that promise,” said Jan Pepper, CEO of Peninsula Clean Energy. Peninsula Clean Energy consistently sets its rates at 5% below PG&E’s electricity generation rates for its ECOplus product, resulting in millions of dollars of savings annually across its 290,000 customers. More than 97 percent of San Mateo County households and businesses purchase their electricity through Peninsula Clean Energy.
This year the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized San Mateo County and all 20 of its cities as new members of its national Green Power Community program, based on PCE’s ECOplus clean energy mix containing at least 50 percent renewable energy. The EPA also individually honored 15 cities, plus the County of San Mateo, that have opted to purchase 100 percent renewable energy from PCE for their municipal operations through its voluntary ECO100 green power program. Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Colma, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, Woodside, and the County of San Mateo have been officially recognized by the EPA as Green Power Partners.About Peninsula Clean Energy
Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) is San Mateo County’s official electricity provider. PCE (www.PeninsulaCleanEnergy.com) is a public not-for-profit local community choice energy agency that provides all electric customers in San Mateo County with cleaner electricity at lower rates than those charged by the local incumbent utility. PCE is estimated to save customers more than $18 million a year. PCE, formed in March 2016, is a joint powers authority made up of the County of San Mateo and all 20 cities and towns in the County. PCE serves approximately 290,000 accounts.