Peninsula Clean Energy, a community choice aggregator (CCA) in California, is attempting to achieve 24/7 clean energy -- clean energy that matches demand every hour of every day -- by 2025. I talk with the CEO about why they've adopted the goal and the tools they've built to achieve it.
Proud to say that I'm a PCE customer. :-)
Presumably batteries are going to be a big part of this...
Really insightful interview - I was impressed how your guest could dive into the modelling details despite presumably having lots of other things to think about!
Thank you for going into the point that getting from 99% to 100% of hours covered by clean energy is where things actually get expensive - and it's awesome to see that PCE is doing what they can now to reduce the bulk of their emissions in the next few years and will handle the expensive parts later. As Chris Nelder is fond of saying on his podcast, we don't actually know how we're going to get to zero emissions, but we know exactly how we should cut our emissions in the short-term and we should prioritize doing those things now!
The CEO of Peninsula Clean Energy's numbers were correct. She said that her 800,000 customers used 3,600GWh of electricity per year. This implies that, if this CCA charges 15 cents per kWh, then each customer would pay about $56./month.
is there a way to get links to google podcasts or other providers from the page on Volts?
I get the newsletter, click through, then want to add to my queue and find it's hard to do that.
Great interview, I love what PCE is doing! There’s another Bay Area example - Sonoma Clean Power provides the option of 100% renewable, locally generated energy 24/7. https://sonomacleanpower.org/programs/evergreen