PENINSULA CLEAN ENERGY CUSTOMERS REDUCE CARBON EMISSIONS WHILE SAVING MILLIONS ANNUALLY
ATHERTON, California, October 20, 2017 – What does a year bring to Atherton and San Mateo County? On the one year anniversary of Peninsula Clean Energy offering electric power, San Mateo County residents, including Atherton, and businesses have substantially reduced their carbon emissions while saving millions of dollars.
Peninsula Clean Energy’s power is priced at 5% below PG&E’s rates for electric generation service, after accounting for PG&E’s additional fees. This means that a typical residential customer will save around $2 per month. After one year of full countywide operations, Peninsula Clean Energy expects to save electric customers about $17 million. The residents and businesses of Atheron specifically are projected to save about $323,000 and avoid about 11.5 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions annually. Residents, businesses and public institutions all automatically benefit from their share of savings.
Based on updated information on the emissions factor associated with electricity provided by PCE and the participation rate of the Town in PCE’s ECOplus and ECO100 service offering, the Town is well exceeding the amount of greenhouse gas emissions through PCE beyond what was initially estimated in the adopted Climate Action Plan!
For more information, please visit peninsulacleanenergy.com.
Contact: Dan Lieberman