Peninsula Clean Energy is your community partner for cleaner energy at lower rates. As a Peninsula Clean Energy customer, you enjoy everyday savings on your energy bills.
You also have access to offers and rebates for savings on efficient cars, appliances, home efficiency upgrades, and more.
Welcome, Los Banos!
In October 2020, the Los Banos City Council voted to join Peninsula Clean Energy to bring utility savings and rebates and clean electricity to the residents of Los Banos.
Frequently Asked Questions About Peninsula Clean Energy
Thank you Los Banos residents and businesses for being our customers since 2022. We know you have questions, and we have answers.
What is Peninsula Clean Energy?
Peninsula Clean Energy is a local public public agency that provides cleaner energy at lower rates.
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.
Why is there a new line item on my PG&E bill?
Peninsula Clean Energy is not an extra charge on your bill. You now pay PG&E for electricity distribution, and Peninsula Clean Energy for generation. Peninsula Clean Energy gives you a 5% to 8% discount on generation rates compared to what you would have paid PG&E. The average Los Banos household saves about $50/year with this automatic discount.
If I’m getting a discount, why does my energy bill keep going up?
PG&E bills have increased 42% overall in the past five years due to rising PG&E rates, according to the San Jose Mercury News (September 14, 2023).
How does Peninsula Clean Energy benefit Los Banos?
Here’s a snapshot of Los Banos customer benefits since May 2022.
Over $1 million stayed local
PG&E bills increased dramatically in the last year for everyone. But with Peninsula Clean Energy, Los Banos businesses and residents paid less than those in neighboring towns. In fact, our Los Banos customers currently benefit from an 8% discount off of PG&E’s electric generation rates. That’s over $1 million that stayed in Los Banos customer pockets instead of being paid to PG&E.
$350,000 spent on new appliances and rebates
In just one year, Peninsula Clean Energy has provided Los Banos customers more than $350,000 for low income home upgrades, home appliance rebates and 0% percent loans of up to $10,000. We’ve also provided rebates for used EVs which cost less to operate and maintain than gas or diesel cars.
$217,000 sent to solar customers
Do you have a solar system on your roof? Peninsula Clean Energy buys your excess solar power at a better price than PG&E does. As a result, more than 1,000 Los Banos solar customers received checks for generating more energy than they used this past year.
How do I get these benefits for my household?
Los Banos residents and businesses receive the 5% discount on electricity generation automatically. Sign up on our website for thousands of dollars in additional benefits for:
- Residents: generous rebates on electric air conditioning, heating, and water heaters, plus 0% interest financing. Rebates on used electric vehicles as well.
- Income-qualified residents: free major electric appliance plus free minor home repairs.
- Businesses and multi-family buildings: free technical assistance and rebates to install charging for electric vehicles.
Why did Los Banos join Peninsula Clean Energy?
The construction of the Wright Solar Project introduced the City of Los Banos to Peninsula Clean Energy. This local Los Banos solar farm generates clean solar energy exclusively for Peninsula Clean Energy customers. A feasibility study revealed that joining Peninsula Clean Energy would yield the greatest benefit for Los Banos.
To learn more, download the Feasibility Study.
While we don’t want to lose you as a customer, you always have the choice to opt out. We typically charge an administrative fee ($5 residential and $25 commercial) for customers who opt out after 60 days of receiving service from Peninsula Clean Energy. You can opt out here or by calling 1-866-966-0110.