Energy Sources

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.

PCE’s 2018 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP)

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:

  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
    • create a minimum of 20 MWs of new local power by 2025

In working toward that objective, PCE has signed PPAs for the following:

NameResource TypeLocationStatusGenerating Capacity (MW)
WrightSolarLos Banos, Merced CountyIn development200
Mustang TwoSolarKings CountyIn development100
CuyamaSolarSanta Barbara CountyOperating40
Buena Vista WindAltamont Pass, Contra Costa CountyOperating38
Karen Avenue WindPalm SpringsOperating11.7
Hatchet Creek HydroShasta County Operating7.5
ShilohWindSolano CountyOperating5
Bidwell Ditch HydroShasta County Operating2
Roaring Creek HydroShasta County Operating2
PCE will update this site as more PPAs are signed.

2016 Power Content

2016 Power Content Mailer (PDF)

Energy ResourcesECOplusECO1002016 CA Power Mix**
Eligible Renewable
Biomass & Waste
Geothermal
Small Hydroelectric
Solar
Wind
58%
0%
0%
18%
0%
40%
100%




100%
25%
2%
4%
2%
8%
9%
Coal0%4%
Large Hydroelectric27%10%
Natural Gas0%37%
Nuclear0%9%
Other0%0%
Unspecified Sources of Power*15%15%
Total100%100%100%

*“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*ECOplusECO100
Specific Purchases
Renewable
Biomass & Biowaste
Geothermal
Eligible Hydroelectric
Solar Electric
Wind
52%
6%
6%
9%
7%
24%
100%
0%
0%
0%
50%
50%
Coal0%0%
Large Hydroelectric33%0%
Natural Gas0%0%
Nuclear0%0%
Other0%0%
Unspecified Sources of Power**15%0%
TOTAL100%100%

*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.