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Peninsula Clean Energy CCE (San Mateo County)

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  1. mblakele

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    Some details from the positive enrollment signup page:

    You hereby acknowledge and agree that you are positively enrolling your electricity account(s) in Peninsula Clean Energy and, in doing so, affirmatively waive your right to the four (4) enrollment notices prescribed by law. You further acknowledge and agree that if you opt out of Peninsula Clean Energy and return to PG&E electric generation service any time after you are positively enrolled, your electricity account(s) will be subject to PG&E’s transitional rates based on energy market prices and other terms and conditions of service.
    I'm not sure what those "transitional rates" would look like. Anyone know what that means?

    There's also an interesting bit about solar:

    Residents with solar panels can sell their excess energy back to Peninsula Clean Energy. PCE can offer property owners fair market rates for their excess energy production. Its likely that PCEs buy-back rates may be slightly more advantageous to the solar panel owner than PG&Es rates have been in the past. Existing CCEs have thus far been able to offer better Net Metering rates for customers who generate surplus electricity. Such customers within San Mateo County will be automatically enrolled into Peninsula Clean Energy’s Net Metering Program.

    However I've also read that CCA/CCE programs may run into regulatory headwinds. Is that FUD, or a real risk?
     
  3. ken830

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    I tried early enrollment a last month, but the website didn't seem to allow me. So I called and they said I was already in the first group and can't early-enroll.

    I'm on PG&E E1 and EV-B, and I noticed my EV-B rate is about 1-cent more (11-ish vs 10-ish cents/kWh) than I had remembered it, but I can't find the old schedule. The current schedule on their website says it is effective August 1.
     
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  4. miimura

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    Historical rates are available on the PG&E site below in XLS format - Residential followed by Residential TOU back 15 years:
    Pacific Gas & Electric - Tariffs
     
  5. ApauloThirteen

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    Hi,
    In Belmont. Received snail mail letter that we're automatically enrolled in Penin Clean Energy ECOplus (at least 50% renewable) as of Oct 2016. So we'll see. They also have eco100 which is 100% renewable. They say the switch will 'cost less than what you pay for PG&E.' I'll gander at the Oct bill and report back. Thanks.
     
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    #6 EinSV, Feb 23, 2017 at 4:46 PM
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    Just received a notice today that effective in April we will be autoenrolled in Peninsula Clean Energy's EcoPlus program unless we opt out and go back to PG&E. Website claims a 5% discount over PG&E including all PG&E charges, and it looks like they track PG&E's plans (including EV-A). Apparently cleaner, less carbon, cheaper and no PG&E.

    I haven't looked into it yet but on the surface it seems like a no-brainer. Anyone have experience with this yet -- any hidden charges or other negatives to consider?
     
  7. Khatsalano

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    I opted in. Cleaner power, cheaper rates, and really favorable treatment if you have excess solar generation.

    Your power bill is split into 4 main components: (1) Generation; (2) Transmission; (3) Distribution; and (4) other taxes/regulatory charges. Keep in mind, a CCA only takes care of the generation part (1) of your bill and you remain a PG&E customer (a CCA doesn't have trucks and crews to fix damaged equipment from storms for example). All CCAs are pricing their generation at PG&E -5% or so and usually with a cleaner portfolio, but you should look into GHG or renewable standards to be sure. You keep your existing electric schedule, e.g., if you're on EV-A, you stay on EV-A and your TOU windows remain the same.

    You can opt in as an early adopter or just get phased in.

    CCAs have a bright future in the regulatory world and by this summer, around 1 million customers in California will be on CCAs. By 2030, 80% of all customers will be on CCAs. The CPUC is very much in favor of this open marketplace and PG&E also supports customer choice (they are not fighting this, but rather, enabling it).

    Negatives: Switching lock-ins and your true-up balance if you have solar with PG&E must be timed properly to take maximum advantage. PCE and PG&E can help you with that.

    - K
     
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    @mblakele : OP, please correct title from CCE to CCA, short for Community Choice Aggregation.
     
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    I am in San Mateo County, in the hills near 280 and 92 freeways. Just got the CCE letter in the mail today. I am not clear on how enrolling in it would effect my NEM agreement with PG&E. I have 9.8kW of solar panels and a Powerwall.
     
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