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Energy Sources 2018-10-19T18:41:12+00:00

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 has added additional portfolio purchases from a variety of suppliers. 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:

  1. Design a diverse power portfolio that is greenhouse gas free.
    • 100% Greenhouse gas-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 TypeLocationStatusGenerating Capacity (MW)
WrightSolarMerced CountyIn development200
Shiloh*WindSolano CountyOperating150
Mustang TwoSolarKings CountyIn development100
CuyamaSolarSanta Barbara CountyOperating40
Buena Vista WindContra Costa CountyOperating38
Karen Avenue WindPalm SpringsOperating11.7
Hatchet Creek HydroShasta County Operating7.5
Roaring Creek HydroShasta County Operating2
Bidwell DitchHydroShasta County Operating2
CloverHydroShasta CountyOperating0.99
*Starts delivering to PCE in 2019.
PCE will update this table as more PPAs are signed.

2016 Power Content

2016 Power Content Mailer (PDF)

2017 Power Content Mailer (PDF)

Energy Resources2017 CA Power Mix*2017 ECOplus**2017 ECO100**
Eligible Renewable
Biomass & Waste
Geothermal
Small Hydroelectric
Solar
Wind
29%
2%
4%
3%
10%
10%
53%
7%
6%
9%
7%
24%
100%
0%
0%
0%
50%
50%
Coal4%0%0%
Large Hydroelectric15%33%0%
Natural Gas34%0%0%
Nuclear9%0%0%
Other<1%0%0%
Unspecified Sources of Power***9%15%0%
Total100%100%100%

*Percentages are estimated annually by the California Energy Commission based on the electricity sold to California consumers during the identified year.

**The generation data represents 2017 and is provided in the “Annual Report to the California Energy Commission: Power Source Disclosure Program.” Percentages may not total 100% 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.

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