Energy Sources

Where PCE’s Power Comes From

Peninsula Clean Energy’s experienced Power Resources team is dedicated to buying low-cost, price-stable, clean, and green sources of energy. PCE launched its service in 2016 based on a portfolio of power supplied by Direct Energy, and then added an additional portfolio purchase from Constellation Energy. PCE also works directly with developers to sign Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for renewable energy from facilities here in California.

PCE’s Board of Directors adopted the following procurement goals that include:

  1. Design a diverse power portfolio that is greenhouse gas free.
    • 100% GHG free by 2021
    • sourced by 100% CA RPS eligible renewable energy by 2025
    • create a minimum of 20 MWs of new local power by 2025

In working toward that objective, PCE has signed PPAs for the following:

NameResource TypeLocationStatus
Hatchet Creek HydroShasta County Operating
Roaring Creek HydroShasta County Operating
Bidwell Ditch HydroShasta County Operating
Buena Vista WindAltamont Pass, Contra Costa CountyOperating
Karen Avenue WindPalm SpringsOperating
ShilohWindSolano CountyOperating
CuyamaSolarSanta Barbara CountyIn development
WrightSolarLos Banos, Merced CountyIn development
Mustang TwoSolarKings CountyIn development
PCE will update this site as more PPAs are signed.

2016 Power Content

2016 Power Content Mailer (PDF)

Energy ResourcesECOplusECO1002016 CA Power Mix**
Eligible Renewable
Biomass & Waste
Geothermal
Small Hydroelectric
Solar
Wind
58%
0%
0%
18%
0%
40%
100%




100%
25%
2%
4%
2%
8%
9%
Coal0%4%
Large Hydroelectric27%10%
Natural Gas0%37%
Nuclear0%9%
Other0%0%
Unspecified Sources of Power*15%15%
Total100%100%100%

*“Unspecified sources of power” means electricity from transactions that are not traceable to specific generation source.
**Percentages are estimated annually by the California Energy Commission based on the electricity sold to California consumers during the identified year.

2017 Power Content (Projected)

Electric Power Generation Mix*ECOplusECO100
Specific Purchases
Renewable
Biomass & Biowaste
Geothermal
Eligible Hydroelectric
Solar Electric
Wind
50%
3%
3%
13%
3%
28%
100%
7%
7%
26%
7%
53%
Coal0%0%
Large Hydroelectric30%0%
Natural Gas0%0%
Nuclear0%0%
Other0%0%
Unspecified Sources of Power**20%0%
TOTAL100%100%

*As reported to the California Energy Commission’s Power Source Disclosure Program excluding voluntary unbundled renewable energy credits. PG&E data is subject to an independent audit and verification that will not be completed until October 1, 2017. PCE’s generation data is a forecast for 2017 and may be subject to change. Actual 2017 generation data will be reported to the California Energy Commission in 2018. The figures above may not sum up to 100 percent due to rounding.
**Unspecified sources of power refers to electricity that is not traceable to a specific generating facility, such as electricity traded through open market transactions. Unspecified sources of power are typically a mix of all resource types, and may include renewables.

Integrated Resource Plan

(coming soon)