Millbrae Customers Save $389,000, Earn National Recognition for Commitment to Clean Energy
City of Millbrae customers saved $389,000 on their electricity bills in 2018 with Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), while also earning national recognition for their commitment to renewable energy.
“The Millbrae City Council voted three years ago to join Peninsula Clean Energy so that customers could enjoy cleaner energy at lower rates. We are proud that promise has been delivered and continues to benefit our community,” said Millbrae Mayor Wayne Lee.
PCE 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. Last year, more than 97% of San Mateo County households and businesses purchased their electricity through PCE, and collectively saved an estimated $18 million.
“Saving our residents money on their monthly energy bills and being good stewards of our planet is really what this is about,” said Mayor Lee. “It doesn’t have to be one or the other. Millbrae has clearly demonstrated that. We can achieve 100% renewable energy sourcing and it will not break our personal and government budgets”
This year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the City of Millbrae as a Green Power Partner, based on its commitment to purchase 100% renewable energy for municipal operations through PCE’s voluntary ECO100 program.
The EPA also recognized Millbrae 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.
PCE exceeds not only the EPA’s clean energy targets, but also California’s ambitious goals. PCE plans to provide 100% renewable energy by 2025, while the statewide goal is currently set at 60% renewable by 2030.