REDWOOD CITY, CA – Peninsula Clean Energy’s Green Access Program is providing more than 1,000 income-qualified customers in San Mateo County and the City of Los Banos a 20 percent savings on their electric bills.
The discounts, which are automatically applied to bills distributed by PG&E, have saved customers $191,000 since February, with an average monthly savings of $41.45 per customer. A total of 1,023 customers are qualified to receive the discounts, with roughly 970 already receiving the discount on their monthly bill. This 20 percent discount is in addition to the discounts income-qualified customers already receive through the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) and Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) programs.
Green Access is part of a statewide effort from the California Public Utilities Commission to help low-income residents with their energy bills in communities that experience higher levels of environmental pollution. Through Green Access, Peninsula Clean Energy will be building new solar arrays in Merced County’s Dos Palos to provide participants with 100 percent emission-free renewable energy.“Green Access is helping make electricity more affordable to more residents in San Mateo County and Los Banos, and it is also spurring the development of clean power that helps us address climate change and live healthier lives,” Peninsula Clean Energy CEO Jan Pepper said.
Customers receiving the discount were enrolled by either signing up through partner organization El Concilio or being automatically selected based on location and income eligibility. Starting this spring, a new line item called “Peninsula Clean Energy Green Access” appeared on the generation page of PG&E bills for customers receiving the discount and indicating how much each household is saving on their electricity bills.
More information is available at https://www.peninsulacleanenergy.com/greenaccess.
About Peninsula Clean Energy
Peninsula Clean Energy is a Community Choice Aggregation agency. It is the official electricity provider for San Mateo County and for the City of Los Banos. Founded in 2016 with a mission to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the agency serves a population of 810,000 by providing more than 3,600 gigawatt hours annually of electricity that is 50 percent renewable, 100 percent clean and at lower cost than PG&E. As a community-led, not-for-profit agency, Peninsula Clean Energy makes significant investments in its communities to expand access to sustainable and affordable energy solutions. Peninsula Clean Energy is on track to deliver electricity that is 100 percent renewable by 2025. The agency has earned investment grade credit ratings from Moody’s and Fitch.