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How Peninsula Clean Energy is bringing renewable energy to San Mateo County

Original post made on Nov 30, 2018

An assortment of elected officials from across San Mateo County recently took part in the groundbreaking of the "Wright Solar Project," a solar farm that is going to be a 1,200-acre, 200-megawatt collection of solar panels that will meet the energy needs for about 15 percent of the county.

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Posted by Been There
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Nov 30, 2018 at 3:52 pm

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Early in the PCE program, I elected to withdraw from then and go with PG&E. The reason comes from the fact that I have a photo-voltaic system generating electricity on my house. It took much effort to learn PG&E pays me substantially more for my electricity than PCE. My bill would be much higher staying with PCE than switching to PG&E. PCE takes credit for what I generate, green electricity, and resells it to others.
To my other home solar electric generating friends, you are doing a great job reducing your carbon footprint, however, it is costing you to stay with PCE.


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Posted by Kevin
a resident of Portola Valley: Los Trancos Woods/Vista Verde
on Dec 1, 2018 at 4:48 pm

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@Been there,
I’ve looked at the numbers as well, and what you say is only true if you produce more than you use in whatever rate structure intervals you are using. With net metering and TOU it’s pretty much a wash between PG&E and PCE ECO100, but I end up using more than my solar production every period.


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