Peninsula Clean Energy is your community partner for cleaner energy at lower rates. As a Peninsula Clean Energy customer, you enjoy everyday savings on your energy bills. You also have access to exclusive offers and rebates for savings on efficient cars, appliances, and solar panel systems with backup batteries.
Welcome, Los Banos!
In October 2020, the Los Banos City Council voted to join Peninsula Clean Energy to bring utility savings and rebates and clean electricity to the residents of Los Banos.
How does it work?
We are a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) public agency. This means energy consumers have choices about where their electricity comes from. Peninsula Clean Energy purchases energy generation from clean sources at lower rates for our customers. PG&E still delivers the electricity through their power lines and handles the billing. All customers are automatically enrolled in Peninsula Clean Energy’s default service plan, ECOplus. These electricity generation rates are lower than PG&E’s, which means you are saving money.
Peninsula Clean Energy provides electricity from clean energy sources at lower rates than PG&E.
PG&E owns the power lines and delivers the power we generate. They send a consolidated bill.
As a customer of Peninsula Clean Energy, you are saving money and helping the environment.
Are there changes to my bill?
As a Peninsula Clean Energy customer, you continue to receive your bill from PG&E and can pay it in the same way as before. You pay 5% less on electric generation charges and keep any special discounts such as CARE, FERA, or Medical Baseline.
You can see savings on the average bill here.
You previously paid PG&E for both the generation and delivery of your electricity. Charges for these two services were consolidated under one line item for “electricity” on the first page of your PG&E bill.
When you became a Peninsula Clean Energy customer, your bill separated the cost for generation and the cost for delivery. The “Peninsula Clean Energy Electric Generation Charges” is not an extra charge. This charge replaces what you would have paid to PG&E.
Read more about rates and see bill samples on our residential rates page.
Does Peninsula Clean Energy replace PG&E?
No. In a way, we work in partnership with them. PG&E continues to provide all gas services, electric delivery, billing, and power line maintenance. Peninsula Clean Energy only replaces the electric generation services with cleaner, lower cost electricity.
When will Los Banos businesses and households become customers?
Peninsula Clean Energy began serving many Los Banos customers in April 2022 and is enrolling the remaining customers through the remainder of the year. No action is needed on your part.
Enrollment notices with information about Peninsula Clean Energy and benefits are being mailed to all our Los Banos customers (this started in February 2022). The notices in English and Spanish, are below:
For most customers on our general rate:
Los Banos general rate notice (English)
Los Banos general rate enrollment notice (Espanol)
For customers with solar who will be on our Net Energy Metering rate:
Los Banos solar rate notice (English)
Los Banos solar rate notice (Espanol)
For customers on the Green Saver rate
Green Saver rate notice (English)
Green Saver insert (English)
Green Saver rate notice (Espanol)
Green Saver insert (Espanol)
Peninsula Clean Energy is a community-controlled, not-for-profit public agency providing electrical power and environmental and economic benefits to our member communities. We offer a variety of programs and rebates to help customers save money and switch to cleaner, healthier, and safer energy sources. Our programs include incentives for used electric vehicle purchases, appliance rebates, solar panel + battery backup, home efficiency upgrades and many others. These programs are exclusively for Peninsula Clean Energy customers.
Why did Los Banos join Peninsula Clean Energy?
The construction of the Wright Solar Project introduced the City of Los Banos to Peninsula Clean Energy. This local Los Banos solar farm generates clean solar energy exclusively for Peninsula Clean Energy customers. A feasibility study revealed that joining Peninsula Clean Energy would yield the greatest benefit for Los Banos.
To learn more, download the Feasibility Study.
While we don’t want to lose you as a customer, you always have the choice to opt out. We typically charge an administrative fee ($5 residential and $25 commercial) for customers who opt out after 60 days of receiving service from Peninsula Clean Energy, however, we have waived this fee for all customers through March 31,2023. You can opt out here or by calling 1-866-966-0110.
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