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Winter 2019 Newsletter
PCE Launching Six Innovative Local Pilot Projects
PCE is launching its six innovative local pilot projects to spur local innovation, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support low-income customers, and advance electric transportation. The Community Pilot Program will fund programs for up to $75,000 each to repair homes for low-income residents, promote access to electric vehicles, switch appliances from gas to electric, provide backup power for emergency shelters, and ensure safe appliance recycling. If successful, pilot projects may be implemented on a larger scale.
  1. ARCA Recycling, Inc. (ARCA) provides customers with a convenient and satisfying solution for disposal of their old appliances.
  2. Ardenna Energy, LLC will demonstrate a scalable program model for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by replacing natural gas usage with clean electricity in five qualifying homes.
  3. Build it Green will upgrade up to 16 low-income homes in Daly City and East Palo Alto with healthy home remediation and roof repairs to qualify the homes for energy efficiency improvements.
  4.  Interfaith Power & Light will enhance solar installation and energy storage projects in up to five centrally located faith-based institutions. All residents will have access to these locations.
  5. Envoy Technologies Inc. (“Envoy”) will introduce a creative on-demand electric vehicle car sharing program in a disadvantaged San Mateo County community.
  6. San Mateo County Office of Sustainability will develop the Roadmap for Municipal Green Fleets clean fuel toolkit to assist local governments in replacing traditional gas-powered fleets with electric vehicles.
To learn more about these pilot projects, please visit our Community Pilots page
Electric Vehicle Promotion Recap
County Supervisor and Board Member Dave Pine with CEO Jan Pepper test driving a Chevy Bolt
PCE’s first electric vehicle (EV) dealership incentive program sold or leased 120 new EVs to San Mateo County residents, and was deemed a solid success. The program partnered with three dealerships, Putnam Nissan, Stewart Chevrolet and Peter Pan BMW, to offer great discounts plus a $1,000 rebate from PCE which resulted in:
  • $4.1 M in economic activity for San Mateo County including approximately $434,000 in taxes and fees; 
  • Avoiding up to 410 tons of CO2 emissions per year plus associated criteria pollutants (CO, NOx, SOx and VOCs); 
  • An estimated $1,200 savings in fuel and maintenance costs per year by each of the new electric vehicle drivers. 
The program also had a number of side benefits including educating San Mateo County residents on the benefits of electric vehicles: lower fuel and maintenance costs, fun to drive, and better for the planet. PCE is currently exploring another promotion round for 2019.
PCE Visits Solar Construction Site in Los Banos

It's the nature of the work that we have a normal commute of three to four hours one way, so to have meaningful work come to our backyard is something to get behind. The renewable energy market in the Central Valley is really positive and provides opportunities to work closer to home for working families. - Nick Dodson, Operating Engineers Local 3
On January 14th, PCE board member Rick Bonilla and PCE employees Kirsten Andrews-Schwind and Charlsie Chang made a trip out to Los Banos, California to visit PCE's Wright Solar Project that will power 100,000 homes in San Mateo County when complete. Wright Solar broke ground last October and is a 200-megawatt utility-scale project that is currently being constructed and is creating approximately 400 union jobs in Merced County. 
Above on the left is the Pen TV crew filming construction and on the right is Justin Barnard, Business Agent for Operating Engineers and Rick Bonilla, San Mateo City Councilmember and PCE Board Member.
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ECO100 Business Directory Feature
Jay Goldstein - Yea!Mac
In a way, our business is green already. We take phones, iPads, and other electronics and fix them, getting more life out of them. I wanted to try any way we could to help the environment and promote clean energy. 100% renewable energy with ECO100 isn’t a big expense to us, so it was a no brainer. - Jay Goldstein, Owner
Need to fix your iPhone? This is the place!

Business: Yea!Mac - YeaMac specializes in fixing & enhancing Apple products, PC’s & Android Smart Phones.
Website: www.yeamac.com

In this regular feature, we will focus on a local business that has opted-up to ECO100. You can choose 100% renewable and carbon-free electricity with ECO100 on our website or by calling 1-866-966-0110
Lower Your Bill
With colder weather, you may notice a higher energy bill. Check out our Lower Your Bill page to learn about special programs, energy assistance, and energy efficiency programs you may qualify for.
Employee Spotlight
Peninsula Clean Energy is excited to welcome three new employees! To learn more about our team, please visit our Meet the Team page
Andy Stern
Chief Financial Officer
Andy has a broad senior management background in leading finance and operations functions in several industries. He earned a Bachelor of Science from U.C. Berkeley, and a Master of Business Administration from San Francisco State University.
Sven Thesen
Clean Energy Programs Manager
Sven is managing our efforts to decarbonize the transportation sector and the built environment. Sven has a BS in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University.  He can be seen most early mornings cycling to work in a bright yellow jacket.
Carlos Moreno
Outreach Associate
Carlos represents Peninsula Clean Energy at community events and helps build strategic relationships. Prior to PCE, Carlos worked at RethinkWaste. Carlos holds a BA in Political Science from St. Mary’s College of California.
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