Mercury News – April 19, 2019
Amid the uncertainty and concern surrounding PG&E’s bankruptcy and safety violations, Community Choice Energy (CCE) agencies have emerged as a stabilizing force in California’s power industry. We represent three of 19 CCE programs currently operating throughout the state. Locally, we are accelerating climate solutions while saving more than 870,000 households and businesses tens of millions on their energy bills.
At the urging of our communities, Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), San Jose Clean Energy (SJCE) and Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) were formed by our cities and counties to provide cleaner energy. We plan to completely decarbonize our electricity supplies much faster than state goals, and already offer electricity that is between 40 and 50 percent renewable. We are building new renewable energy projects and creating jobs. In 2018, PCE broke ground on a new 200 megawatt solar facility, and SVCE signed long-term contracts for the two largest solar-plus storage projects in California.