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SF to Expand CleanPowerSF Energy Load amid Strong Customer Demand

By Joshua Sabatini on August 10, 2016 San Francisco plans to expand its renewable energy supply after more customers than expected chose the new power service over PG&E. After being entangled in politics and the energy monopoly’s opposition for more than a decade, CleanPowerSF began serving its first customers 14 weeks ago. City officials say […]

Mendocino County Board of Supervisors votes to join Sonoma Clean Power

Mendocino County supervisors have formalized their intent to join public supplier Sonoma Clean Power in a bid to offer greener, cheaper electricity options to county residents. More than 30,000 residential and commercial customers could be offered a choice between PG&E, the county’s dominant electricity supplier, and Sonoma Clean power by early next summer if things […]

Commentary: Walnut Creek right to choose clean energy (East Bay Times)

Walnut Creek City Council member Bob Simmons explains the reasons why he and his fellow council members felt Marin Clean Energy was the right choice for their city. “Three principal reasons for this decision are (1) this was, by far, the best way for the city to reduce greenhouse gases and implement its Climate Action […]

Sonoma Clean Power adds wind power to its portfolio

ANGELA HART THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | July 29, 2016 Sonoma Clean Power is adding more wind power to its clean energy portfolio, a move that the power company expects to help stabilize long-term electricity rates and help the county combat climate change. Sonoma County’s dominant electricity provider this week inked a 20-year deal with the […]

New Energy Agency Taking Reigns Soon in Redwood City, Woodside

“Redwood City, CA – Thousands of San Mateo County residents and business will soon receive the first of several notices informing them about the coming change in their electric energy supply from PG&E to the locally based and governed Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE). The Peninsula Clean Energy Authority, formed in March 2016, is a joint […]

Peninsula Clean Energy Authority Chooses Direct Energy as Supplier

Peninsula Clean Energy has chosen Direct Energy for its initial rollout. “This confirmation agreement with Direct Energy is for a 51-month term, running from October 2016 through December 2020. Customers in San Mateo County will be enrolled in the 50 percent renewable default option, branded as ECOplus, which also will include 75 percent greenhouse gas-free […]

Open enrollment begins for clean energy program

Starting now, all residents of San Mateo County can voluntarily opt-in for service with Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) to join the 20 percent of residents, randomly selected from different zip codes in the county. This initial 20 percent, and those who decide to switch early will be joined by the rest of the county in April, 2017 […]

Clean energy notices sent out

Notices are being sent out to a portion of the 297,000 potential, new Peninsula Clean Energy customers. These notices will inform the current PG&E customers of the benefits of the changes coming to their electricity service, and an option for them to opt-out of the new service if they choose. “The initial enrollment of local […]

Close to Home: Sonoma Clean Power’s invitation to Mendocino County

Sonoma Clean Power invites Mendocino County and its incorporated cities of Fort Bragg, Point Arena, and Willits to its program. “Sonoma Clean Power is not the only option being considered by Mendocino County. The Board of Supervisors is looking at possibly forming its own joint power authority and its own Sonoma Clean Power-like agency. A […]

Interview – Dave Pine, San Mateo County Supervisor, and Chair, Peninsula Clean Energy

Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), San Mateo County’s Community Choice Energy program, is slated to launch in October of this year. Assuming that it meets this schedule, PCE will have gone from inception to serving customers in less than two years, faster than California’s existing four operational CCEs. In addition to its speedy launch, PCE has […]