High gas prices are driving up winter bills
Many customers are receiving higher PG&E bills due to increased charges for methane gas (also known as “natural gas”). Gas is a PG&E service and is not provided by Peninsula Clean Energy.
Peninsula Clean Energy procures 100% clean electricity for its customers, and we provide it at a cost that is 5% less than electricity provided by PG&E. The Peninsula Clean Energy charges on your bill are not an extra charge nor are they related to your gas charges. If you would like to speak to someone directly about your bill, please call 1-866-966-0110 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are my rates?
Have you noticed Peninsula Clean Energy on your PG&E bill? That’s how you know you are getting cleaner energy at lower rates. It is not an additional charge.
- If you joined Peninsula Clean Energy between 2016 and June 30, 2022, your rate will be Vintage 2016.
- If you joined Peninsula Clean Energy on or after July 1, 2022 you will be on the Vintage 2022 rates.
- Customers who previously opted out of Peninsula Clean Energy and would like to now rejoin will be assigned the Vintage 2022 rates.
Rates Effective February 1, 2023
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How it works
Peninsula Clean Energy provides electricity from clean energy sources at lower rates than PG&E.
As a customer of Peninsula Clean Energy, you are helping the environment and saving money.
Charges for electricity on your PG&E bill include
Peninsula Clean Energy electric generation
These charges are for generating the electricity you use. Customers save money with our standard ECOplus service when compared to PG&E’s rates.
PG&E electric delivery
These charges for maintaining PG&E’s wires, infrastructure, and delivering electricity to your home are the same for Peninsula Clean Energy and non-Peninsula Clean Energy customers.
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Most of our customers are automatically enrolled in ECOplus service, which costs less than PG&E, is 50% renewable and 100% clean energy.
If you want to do more for the environment, upgrade to ECO100 service. It provides energy that is 100% renewable and carbon free and costs only $0.01 per kWh more than our standard ECOplus service. In Portola Valley, customers are automatically enrolled in ECO100, based on their Town Council’s vote to go carbon-free and 100% renewable. This makes Portola Valley one of the first towns in California to be entirely 100% renewable!
Customers enrolled in Peninsula Clean Energy still receive their full CARE/FERA and Medical Baseline discounts. There’s no need to reapply, and there is no change in the discount rates.
Sample residential cost comparison
The tables show typical monthly electric charges based on rates current April 2022 under the E-TOU-C rate schedule. Actual usage and totals will vary depending on usage, rate schedule, and other factors. The estimate provided is an average of seasonal rates.
|E-TOU-C rate schedule||Peninsula Clean Energy|
|Electricity generation rate||$0.11879||$0.12058|
|PG&E PCIA/FF charges||$0.02097||$0.02653|
|PG&E electricity delivery rate||$0.19581||$0.19581|
|Total electricity rate||$0.33557||$0.34292|
|Average total monthly cost||$132.68||$135.58|
Monthly usage: 395 kWh
PG&E PCIA/FF represents the Power Charge Indifference adjustment and the Franchise Fee surcharge
Peninsula Clean Energy rates utilize the 2016 PCIA vintage, PG&E rates utilize the 2021 PCIA vintage
*Please note this rate comparison excludes the California Climate Credit from the State of California which is issued twice a year to residential customers. For more information visit www.energyupgradeCA.org/credit.
Compare typical electric rates, average monthly charges and generation portfolio contents in the comparisons we created jointly with PG&E:
Calculate how much you are saving per month with Peninsula Clean Energy’s ECOplus.