Energy Options

Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) will deliver cleaner, greener electricity at lower rates. You can choose between two different product options, ECOplus and ECO100. Each product has a different amount of sustainable energy from renewable sources like solar and wind.

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ECOplus is our default electric option, in which you’ll be automatically enrolled during your designated phase.

  • Lower rates than what you currently pay PG&E
  • 50% of your electricity will come from renewables
  • 75% carbon-free

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ECO100 is for those who want to reduce their carbon footprint even more and help make the greatest impact in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

  • 100% of your electricity will come from renewables
  • 100% carbon-free
  • Slightly higher rates when you opt-up
  • Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions globally
  • Costs $0.01 per kWh more than our ECOplus option

ECO100 Rates

ECO100 costs $0.01 per kWh more than our ECOplus option. The average PCE residential customers uses 445 kWh per month, so ECO100 will cost the average residential customer $4.45 per month above ECOplus. Compared to PG&E’s rates, ECO100 is expected to cost about $2.29 per month extra for a typical residential customer. To enroll in ECO100, click the “Opt Up” button at the top of the screen and complete the form.

Renewable Energy Comparison

Peninsula Clean Energy provides cleaner energy at lower rates than what you’re currently paying PG&E. Our electricity has a higher percentage of renewable and greenhouse gas free energy. See how ECOplus and ECO100 compare with PG&E.
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Solar and Net Energy Metering

solar-customersIf you have solar or wind generation installed at your home or business, Net Energy Metering (NEM) is a way of earning credit for the renewable power you produce to offset some or all of the charges you would normally pay for using power. If you are already a NEM customer with PG&E, your account will be automatically enrolled in our NEM program—which pays you higher rates for your surplus electricity than PG&E does.
When you become a Peninsula Clean Energy customer, PG&E will true-up your account at the time of your enrollment with us. To maximize the NEM credits you earn from your system, we recommend that NEM customers enroll with Peninsula Clean Energy near the time of your annual true-up date. Peninsula Clean Energy will be sending you more information about how to do this.

For more information on solar and net energy metering, visit our Solar Customers page.

Opt Out

There are many benefits that make staying with PCE the smart choice for the community. But if you do choose to opt-out of the program, you may do so at any time during the enrollment process by calling (866) 966-0110 or visiting our Opt Out page.

Terms and Conditions of Service

RATES:
Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) electric generation rates are managed with the intention of providing cleaner electricity at competitive rates. Any changes to rates will be adopted at duly noticed public meetings of the Peninsula Clean Energy Board. Changes to PG&E or PCE rates will impact cost comparisons between PCE and PG&E. PG&E charges PCE customers a monthly Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA) and Franchise Fee Surcharge. PCE has already accounted for these additional charges in calculating rates. View PCE rates and PG&E cost comparisons online or call (866) 966-0110 for more information. These rates and cost comparisons may change over time. Financial assistance programs like CARE (California Alternative Rates for Energy), FERA (Federal Electric Rate Assistance) and Medical Baseline Allowance remain the same with PCE. If you are enrolled in any of these programs with PG&E, those programs will continue to apply to you as a PCE customer.

BILLING:
You will receive a single monthly bill from PG&E that includes PCE’s electric generation charges. PCE’s electric generation charge replaces PG&E’s electric generation charge. PCE’s charge is not a duplicate charge or extra fee. PG&E will continue to charge you for electric delivery services. If you opt out of PCE, PG&E will resume charging you for electric generation.

ENROLLMENT:
Peninsula Clean Energy is the default electricity provider in the County of San Mateo. Accounts within PCE’s service area, with the exception of accounts within the Town of Portola Valley, are automatically enrolled with PCE’s ECOplus renewable energy service unless the account holder chooses to opt out or chooses to sign up for ECO100 100% renewable energy. Accounts within the Town of Portola Valley, are automatically enrolled with PCE’s ECO100 unless the account holder chooses to opt out or sign up for ECOplus. Account holders may request to opt out at any time. Portola Valley accounts who wish to sign-up for ECOplus and all other accounts who wish to sign up for ECO100 can call (866) 966-0110 or visit PeninsulaCleanEnergy.com. Please have your PG&E account information on hand to process your request.

OPT OUT:
You may request to opt out of PCE at any time by calling (866) 966-0110. Please have your PG&E account information on hand to process your request. There is no fee to opt out before your PCE service starts or within 60 days after your PCE service starts. After that time, there is a one-time administrative fee ($5 residential and $25 commercial); however PCE is waiving this fee for the first year of a customer’s enrollment with PCE. Please be advised that if you do opt out and return to PG&E, you will not have the option to return to PCE for a full year and will be subject to PG&E’s terms and conditions of service. For information on PG&E’s terms and conditions visit pge.com/cca. Accounts will be transferred on the day the electric meter is read and cannot be transferred during the middle of a billing cycle. Opt out requests received at least 5 days prior to a customer’s meter read date will be processed for that meter read date; all other opt out requests will be processed on the subsequent meter read date. Customers who opt out or otherwise stop receiving service from PCE will be charged for all PCE electricity used before ending PCE electric service. To opt out, please call PCE or visit PeninsulaCleanEnergy.com. Have your electric bill handy so that we can help you.

FAILURE TO PAY:
Peninsula Clean Energy may transfer your account to PG&E upon 14 calendar days’ written notice if you fail to pay your bill. If your service is transferred, you will be required to pay the termination fee described above.

CUSTOMER PRIVACY POLICY:
Peninsula Clean Energy’s policy on Customer Confidentiality can be found at www.PeninsulaCleanEnergy.com/customer-confidentiality or by calling (866) 966-0110.