Peninsula Clean Energy is your community partner for energy savings. We will soon be serving Los Banos with cleaner energy at lower rates. As a Peninsula Clean Energy customer, you will enjoy everyday savings on your energy bills. You will also have access to exclusive offers and rebates for savings on efficient cars, appliances, and solar panel systems with backup batteries.
Welcome, Los Banos!
The Los Banos City Council voted to join Peninsula Clean Energy in October 2020 to bring utility savings and rebates to the residents and businesses of Los Banos.
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.
When will Los Banos businesses and households become customers?
Peninsula Clean Energy will begin serving Los Banos customers in Spring 2022 and will phase in customers throughout the remainder of the year. Enrollment will happen automatically. No action is needed on your part.
How does it work?
We are a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) public agency. This means energy consumers will soon 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 will still deliver the electricity through their power lines and handles the billing. All customers will be enrolled in Peninsula Clean Energy’s default service plan, EcoPlus. These electricity generation rates are lower than PG&E’s, which means you will be 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.
Will there be changes to my bill?
As a Peninsula Clean Energy customer, you will continue to receive your bill from PG&E and you can pay it in the same way as before.
You currently pay PG&E for both the generation and delivery of your electricity. Charges for these two services are currently consolidated under one line item for “electricity” on the first page of your PG&E bill.
When you join Peninsula Clean Energy, your bill will separate out the costs for generation. The “Peninsula Clean Energy Electric Generation Charges” is not an extra charge. This line item will replace what you would have paid PG&E for the same service. The benefit is that you will pay 5% less than what you would have paid PG&E.
If you currently have a special bill discount such as CARE, FERA, or Medical Baseline, it will remain in place.
Read more about rates and see bill samples on our For Residents 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.
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.