Colma Earns National Recognition for Commitment to Clean Energy

Posted on April 16, 2019

Peninsula Clean Energy

Town of Colma customers saved $105,000 on their electricity bills in 2018 with Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), while also earning national recognition for their commitment to renewable energy.

“Our city council voted three years ago to form Peninsula Clean Energy so that customers can enjoy cleaner energy at lower rates. We are proud to deliver on that promise,” said Council Member Raquel Gonzalez, who represents the Town on Peninsula Clean Energy’s Board of Directors.

Peninsula Clean Energy consistently sets its rates at 5% below PG&E’s electricity generation rates for its ECOplus product, resulting in millions of dollars of savings annually across its 290,000 customers. More than 97 percent of San Mateo County households and businesses purchase their electricity through Peninsula Clean Energy, and collectively saved an estimated $18 million in 2018.

This year the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Town of Colma as a Green Power Partner, based on its commitment to purchase 100 percent renewable energy for  municipal operations through PCE’s voluntary ECO100 program.

The EPA also recognized the town as a new member of its national Green Power Community program, based on community members’ use of PCE’s ECOplus clean energy mix containing at least 50 percent renewable energy.

Peninsula Clean Energy exceeds not only the EPA’s clean energy targets, but also California’s ambitious goals. PCE plans to provide 100 percent renewable energy by 2025, while the statewide goal is currently set at 60 percent renewable by 2030.

For questions please contact City Manager Brian Dossey at 650.997.8318 or


About Peninsula Clean Energy

Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) is San Mateo County’s official electricity provider. PCE ( is a public not-for-profit local community choice energy agency that provides all electric customers in San Mateo County with cleaner electricity at lower rates than those charged by the local incumbent utility. PCE is projected to save customers more than $18 million a year. PCE, formed in March 2016, is a joint powers authority made up of the County of San Mateo and all 20 cities and towns in the County. PCE serves approximately 290,000 accounts.

For questions regarding PCE please contact Kirsten Andrews-Schwind at 650.260.0096 or

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