Integrated Resource Plan
The Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) provides guidance for serving the electric needs of the residents and businesses in San Mateo County while meeting PCE’s policy objectives and regulatory requirements over a 10-year planning period from 2018-2027. PCE’s existing and planned supply commitments will enable PCE to fulfill regulatory mandates and voluntary procurement targets related to renewable, greenhouse gas-free (GHG-free) and conventional (non-renewable) energy.
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 then added an additional portfolio purchase from Constellation Energy. 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 that include:
- 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
- create a minimum of 20 MWs of new local power by 2025
In working toward that objective, PCE has signed PPAs for the following:
|Name||Resource Type||Location||Status||Generating Capacity (MW)|
|Hatchet Creek||Hydro||Shasta County||Operating||7.5|
|Roaring Creek||Hydro||Shasta County||Operating||2|
|Bidwell Ditch||Hydro||Shasta County||Operating||2|
|Buena Vista||Wind||Altamont Pass, Contra Costa County||Operating||38|
|Karen Avenue||Wind||Palm Springs||Operating||11.7|
|Cuyama||Solar||Santa Barbara County||In development||40|
|Wright||Solar||Los Banos, Merced County||In development||200|
|Mustang Two||Solar||Kings County||In development||100|
2016 Power Content
|Energy Resources||ECOplus||ECO100||2016 CA Power Mix**|
Biomass & Waste
|Unspecified Sources of Power*||15%||15%|
*“Unspecified sources of power” means electricity from transactions that are not traceable to specific generation source.
**Percentages are estimated annually by the California Energy Commission based on the electricity sold to California consumers during the identified year.
2017 Power Content (Projected)
|Electric Power Generation Mix*||ECOplus||ECO100|
Biomass & Biowaste
|Unspecified Sources of Power**||20%||0%|
*As reported to the California Energy Commission’s Power Source Disclosure Program excluding voluntary unbundled renewable energy credits. PG&E data is subject to an independent audit and verification that will not be completed until October 1, 2017. PCE’s generation data is a forecast for 2017 and may be subject to change. Actual 2017 generation data will be reported to the California Energy Commission in 2018. The figures above may not sum up to 100 percent 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.