From The Green Sanctuary Committee – Renewable Electricity Generation

For those who live on the Peninsula outside of Palo Alto*, Silicon Valley Clean Energy (12 cities in Santa Clara County excluding San Jose) and Peninsula Clean Energy (San Mateo County) offer PG&E customers the opportunity to purchase sustainably generated electricity as an alternative to regular PG&E power. Both Community Choice Energy (CCE) organizations offer “part-renewable” and 100% renewable power purchase options. The Green Sanctuary Committee would like to know what you have chosen and why.

Please send an email to answer this query and state which of the 3 options you’ve elected (see below for the list of options) and your reason for your choice. If you’re unsure of your choice, please review a recent PG&E bill. Page 6 or 7 is headed something like “Silicon Valley Clean Energy Electric Generation Charges” and shows the option for electricity generation you’ve selected under “Rate Schedule”. Send an email to Bill Hilton billhilton@uucpa.org. If you have questions or would like to discuss this, call Bill during the day or early evening.

  1. PG&E
  2. Part Renewable – called ECOplus in San Mateo and GreenStart in Santa Clara.
  3. 100% Renewable – called ECO100 in San Mateo and GreenPrime in Santa Clara. — Bill Hilton

* Palo Alto operates its own utility department and delivers 100% green power to all customers.

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