Green Access Program
Peninsula Clean Energy’s Green Access Program offers a 20% discount on monthly electric bills, on top of existing CARE or FERA discounts. This is part of a statewide program to help residents with their energy bills in communities that experience higher levels of environmental pollution.
How it works
Peninsula Clean Energy is building new solar arrays to provide Green Access participants with 100% clean renewable energy. This solar is not installed on the roofs of the participants, but rather in other locations. PG&E still delivers this electricity to customers through their wires. This makes it easier for renters and other residents who have difficulty installing solar to participate.
Savings from the solar energy is passed to the program participants in the form of the 20% bill discount.
More information about this initiative of the California Public Utilities Commission can be found at cpuc.ca.gov/SolarInDACs or by calling 1-800-649-7570. You can also read more in the Terms and Conditions below.
Peninsula Clean Energy Green Access customers must meet each of the following qualifications:
- Live in Peninsula Clean Energy’s service territory (San Mateo County or the City of Los Banos).
- Be on the CARE or FERA discount rate. See our Lower Your Bill page for more information.
- Live in a designated eligible census tract as defined by the state’s CalEnviroScreeen 4.0 map. This online map identifies California census tracts that are disproportionately burdened by multiple sources of pollution. Residents who live in a census tract with an overall percentile range of 75-100 may be eligible.
As eligibility is based on residential address, participating customers who move to a new eligible address must notify Peninsula Clean Energy within 90 days to maintain their discount. Complete the form below to notify Peninsula Clean Energy of a change of address.
The Green Access program has limited capacity due to regulations from the California Public Utilities Commission. Customers are enrolled in Peninsula Clean Energy’s Green Access program in several ways:
- Some San Mateo County customers signed up for the discount through our partner organization El Concilio when the program launched in 2021. Additional eligible customers were then randomly selected and automatically enrolled to fill program capacity.
- All City of Los Banos customers who previously participated in PG&E’s equivalent program (called Green Saver) were automatically enrolled in Peninsula Clean Energy’s Green Access in April 2022 to continue enjoying the same 20% discount.
- A random selection of eligible customers is automatically enrolled by Peninsula Clean Energy as additional program capacity opens up.
How the discount is calculated
The Peninsula Clean Energy Green Access discount is calculated by applying a 20% credit to the charges for electricity on the customer’s PG&E bill. This discount will be applied after any applicable discount for the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) or Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) programs, and before any applicable taxes. The discount will appear as a credit in a new line item called Peninsula Clean Energy Green Access on the Peninsula Clean Energy Generation page of the bill, typically found on page 4.
2023 Prospective Product Content Label1
|Green-e energy verified new renewable2 in Peninsula Clean Energy’s Green Access 2023||Generation location|
|Total Green-e Energy Certified New Renewables||100%||California|
For comparison, the current average mix of resources supplying PG&E includes: Coal (0%), Nuclear (39.3%), Oil (0%), Natural Gas (8.9%), Hydroelectric (4.0%), Eligible Renewable (47.7%) and Other (0%). This resource mix was prepared
in accordance with California Energy Commission Power Content label for 2021.
Peninsula Clean Energy’s Green Access program is Green-e® Energy certified and meets the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Learn more at www.green-e.org
1 These figures reflect the renewables that we have contracted to provide. Actual figures may vary according to resource availability. We will annually report to you before August 1 of next year in the form of a Historical Product Content Label the actual resource mix of the electricity you purchased.
2 New renewables come from generation facilities that first began commercial operation within the past 15 years.
Leaving the Program
Customers may leave the program at any time. There is no long-term contract or cancellation fee. To unenroll, simply call Peninsula Clean Energy at (866) 966-0110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call Peninsula Clean Energy at (866) 966-0110 or email email@example.com
Notification of Customer Change of Address
If you are a participating Peninsula Clean Energy Green Access customer and you move to a new eligible address in our service territory, please fill out the form below within 90 days of the final PG&E billing date at your last address.
If you are found to still be eligible, you will remain in the program as long as program capacity is available, your turn-on date at your new location is within 90 days of your final billing date at your original location, and you notify Peninsula Clean Energy of the new eligible address within this same 90-day period.
You can check if your new address is eligible by looking it up on the state’s CalEnviroScreen 4.0 map to see if it is located in an eligible census tract. This online map identifies California census tracts that are disproportionately burdened by multiple sources of pollution. Eligible census tracts are in the overall percentile range of 75-100. If you are not sure if your new address is eligible, fill out the form and Peninsula Clean Energy will verify eligibility.
Green Access Program price, terms, and conditions
|Organization:||Peninsula Clean Energy Authority|
|Whom should I contact for more information?|
Peninsula Clean Energy Authority
|What is the contract length?||Peninsula Clean Energy offers the Green Access program on a month-to-month basis. There is no further length of agreement or contract required.|
|How will my Peninsula Clean Energy Green Access discount be calculated?||Your Peninsula Clean Energy Green Access discount will be calculated by applying a 20% credit to the electric charges on the otherwise applicable rate schedules of the PG&E bill. This discount will be applied after any applicable discount for the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) or Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) programs, and before any applicable taxes. The discount will appear as a credit in a new line item called Peninsula Clean Energy Green Access on the Peninsula Clean Energy Generation page of the PG&E bill, typically found on page 4.|
|Will my rates change over time?||The Peninsula Clean Energy Green Access discount is applied to current rates as approved by California Public Utility Commission. These rates do change over time. Program rules and applicable discounts are subject to change and must be approved by the California Public Utilities Commission.|
What other fees might I be charged?
|No other fees apply.|
|How will I be billed?||The 20% program discount will appear as a single line item called Peninsula Clean Energy Green Access on the Peninsula Clean Energy Generation page of your PG&E bill, typically found on page 4 the bill.|
|Can I cancel my participation?||You may cancel your participation in Peninsula Clean Energy’s Green Access program at any time and without a fee. The cancellation will become effective as of your last closed bill period. You will then be ineligible to participate in Peninsula Clean Energy’s Green Access Program for a period of 12 months from the date of the change (certain customers may be exempted).|
Is there a fee to terminate this agreement?
|There is no fee for termination of this month-to-month agreement.|