San Mateo County Electricity Supplier to Fund Projects that Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Benefit Local Communities
REDWOOD CITY, CA – June 21, 2018 – Organizations and individuals with an interest in renewable energy development and innovation, greenhouse gas reduction, or energy programs to benefit local communities in San Mateo County are encouraged to apply for project grants of up to $75,000 from Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE). Funding is made possible by the new Community Pilot Program from PCE, San Mateo County’s official electricity supplier.
Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 3, 2018 and are available at peninsulacleanenergy.com/communitypilots. Projects will be evaluated in terms of how they address one or more of the following:
- Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
- Delivering local community benefits
- Creating local renewable energy projects
- Advancing innovation
- Aligning energy supply and load
“There are many community-oriented people and organizations with innovative ideas related to renewable energy,” said Jan Pepper, Peninsula Clean Energy CEO. “We want to provide financial support and partner with applicants for projects that, for example, advance clean energy technology, reduce GHG emissions, reduce customer energy usage, or result in benefits such as lower bills for our low-income customers.”
The grant application asks qualified organizations and individuals to provide information including their expertise, objectives for the project, project cost, implementation plan and measurable benefits. The first award recipients are expected to be announced in September 2018.
About Peninsula Clean Energy
Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) is San Mateo County’s official electricity provider, offering cleaner energy at lower rates. PCE (www.PeninsulaCleanEnergy.com) is a locally controlled public community choice energy program that provides all electric customers in San Mateo County with a choice of clean energy options. PCE, formed in March 2016, is a joint powers authority made up of the County of San Mateo and all 20 cities and towns in the County. PCE serves approximately 290,000 accounts.