Peninsula Clean Energy’s Mission:

Peninsula Clean Energy is San Mateo County’s locally-controlled electricity provider. We are reducing greenhouse gas emissions and offering customer choice at competitive rates.

Peninsula Clean Energy’s Strategic Goals:

  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 on a time coincident basis, provided it is economically viable
    • create a minimum of 20 MWs of new local power by 2025
  2. Continually strive to offer ECOPlus at rates that are at parity or lower than PG&E rates provided it is economically viable.
  3. Stimulate development of new renewable energy generation and storage projects in San Mateo County and California through PCE’s procurement activities.
  4. Demonstrate quantifiable economic benefits to the County/region and environmental justice by placing a priority on local hiring and inclusionary workforce development practices with a goal of increasing diversity.
  5. Implement programs to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support the county’s community-wide efforts to be completely GHG-free by 2045 by investing in electric transportation, energy efficiency and demand response, and partnering effectively with municipalities, business, schools, and nonprofit/faith organizations.
  6. Maximize and maintain customer participation in PCE.
    • Provide a superior customer experience
    • Develop PCE brand awareness and loyalty throughout the County.
    • Actively encourage voluntary participation in its ECO100 renewable energy product
    • Actively encourage participation in other programs PCE develops
    • Achieve recognition as an EPA Green Power Community for all cities and towns in San Mateo County and EPA Green Power Partnership for all cities with municipal accounts enrolled in ECO100 by 2018
  7. Build a financially sustainable organization.
    • Build sufficient reserves in a rate stabilization fund
    • Achieve an investment grade credit rating by 2021
  8. Foster a work environment that espouses sustainable business practices and cultivates a culture of innovation, diversity, transparency, integrity, and commitment to the organization’s mission and the communities it serves.
  9. Leverage Peninsula Clean Energy/Silicon Valley expertise and relationships to support innovation across all of PCE’s programs and activities.
  10. Assist in setting up CCAs in other areas of the state, including where PCE has utility scale generation.

Peninsula Clean Energy Policies:

  1. Delegation of authority to Chief Executive Officer to take action to support or oppose legislation or other initiatives
  2. Customer confidentiality
  3. Bad debt
  4. Prohibition Against Dissemination of Untrue or Misleading Information
  5. Terms and Conditions of Service
  6. Terms and Conditions of Service for Early Adopters
  7. Risk Management Procedures and Controls for Transactions in the California Independent System Operator Markets
  8. Information Technology / Security
  9. Ethical Vendor Standards
  10. Inclusive and Sustainable Workforce Policy
  11. Unbundled Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)
  12. Excluding Coal for Power and Resource Adequacy
  13. Delinquent Accounts and Bad Debt Collections
  14. Delegation of Authority
  15. Energy Supply Procurement Authority
  16. Selection of the Chair and Vice Chair and appointment to the Executive Committee and other standing Board Committees
  17. Disbursement Policy
  18. Financial Reserves Policy
  19. Investment Policy
  20. Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Data Privacy and Security Policy, Privacy Notice, IT-Security Policy, and Records Retention Policy
    a.  Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Data Privacy and Security Policy
    b.  Notice of Accessing, Collecting, Storing, Using and Disclosing Energy Usage Information (Privacy Notice)
    c.  Information Technology (IT) Security Policy
    d.  Records Retention Policy