A question we frequently get is: where does the energy in San Mateo County come from?
Read our Community Impact Report to see what kind of energy sources we use, and where they come from.

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Now online, Wright Solar Park — developed and managed by Clēnera, a renewable energy company — is making clean energy in a big way. It’s the largest renewable energy project ever built for a Community Choice Aggregator.

Peninsula Clean Energy has exclusive rights to Wright’s output, a staggering 200 megawatts – enough to power 100,000 San Mateo County homes.

The project not only benefits the environment, but the California economy too, by creating 400 union jobs. Swinerton Renewable Energy worked with the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 684, Ironworkers Local 155, Operating Engineers Local 3, Laborers International Local 1130, and Northern California Carpenters Local 152 to complete the project.

“This project illustrates the vast potential that solar and other renewable generation can have in Merced County and Central California, from new construction jobs to millions of dollars in new tax revenues,” said Lloyd Pareira, chairman of the Merced County Board of Supervisors.

Where we get power

Peninsula Clean Energy buys low-cost, price-stable, clean and green sources of energy. This includes wind, hydro and solar power from several locations in California. Peninsula Clean Energy’s goal is to develop a diverse power portfolio that meets its objectives of 100% greenhouse gas-free power by 2021, 100% renewable energy by 2025 and a minimum of 20 megawatts of new local power by 2025.

Where are these power sources?

Peninsula Clean Energy has Power Purchase Agreements for renewable energy with these facilities, listed with their generating capacity (in megawatts). These sources represent a portion of Peninsula Clean Energy’s Redding overall energy portfolio.

Solar

Wright
Merced County
200 MW

Mustang Two*
Kings County
100 MW

Wind

Shiloh
Solano County
150 MW

Buena Vista
Contra Costa County
38 MW

Karen Avenue
Palm Springs
11.7 MW

Hydro

Hatchet Creek
Shasta County
7.5 MW

Roaring Creek
Shasta County
2 MW

Bidwell Ditch
Shasta County
2 MW

Clover
Shasta County
0.99 MW