Aug 16

Peninsula Clean Energy expands used electric vehicle rebate program

Posted on August 16, 2021 at 8:10 pm by Clay Curtin

Peninsula Clean Energy is expanding its program that offers rebates of up to $4,000 for the purchase of a used electric vehicle.

San Mateo County residents regardless of income can now receive a rebate starting at $700 for a plug-in hybrid and $1,000 for a fully electric vehicle. Income-qualified county residents can receive a rebate as high as $3,700 for a plug-in hybrid and $4,000 for a fully electric vehicle. 

Peninsula Clean Energy is collaborating with GRID Alternatives Bay Area, a leading nonprofit provider of clean energy programs to underserved communities, to administer the used EV rebate program.

Eligibility:

  1. Must apply and be approved by Peninsula Clean Energy before purchase
  2. Be a San Mateo County resident: For the increased incentive only, residents must meet the qualifying income requirements https://www.peninsulacleanenergy.com/used-ev-rebate-income-qualified-residents/
  3. Purchase an eligible vehicle:
    1. Used plug-in hybrid or battery electric EV, 8 years old or newer
    2. Plug-in hybrid must have a minimum 25-mile all-electric range
    3. Purchase price before rebate(s) cannot exceed $25,000

More details are available on the Peninsula Clean Energy website.

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Aug 16

Celebrating August as water quality month with new conservation incentives

Posted on August 16, 2021 at 8:03 pm by Clay Curtin

August is National Water Quality Month, which is the perfect time to educate ourselves on where our water comes from and how we can preserve it. Educating ourselves is the best way to ensure that our water continues to be high quality and free of contamination.

Each year, Menlo Park Municipal Water, produces an annual consumer confidence report on water quality conditions for the previous calendar year. The 2021 water quality report contains a summary of water quality sampling results and other important information. The report describes where your water comes from and how it compares to drinking water standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency and the California State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Drinking Water as well as includes water rate information.

To request a paper copy of the water quality consumer confidence report email Menlo Park Municipal Water. 

In addition to being National Water Quality Month, Menlo Park Municipal Water wants to remind its customers to continue to conserve water and to take advantage of the water conservation rebates and incentives during this extreme drought.

A new conservation incentive Menlo Park Municipal Water is offering this summer is free self-audit tool kits for residential customers. A residential self-audit tool kit will assist customers in conserving water inside their home by understanding how much water is used and to look for potential leaks. The residential self-audit tool kit includes a step-by-step guide to teach you how to perform your own indoor survey, toilet dye tablets, a simple device to help measure your flow rates of your sinks and showers as well as general indoor leak information.

For more information on the drought and water conservation, please visit

You can also get the latest updates and a link to the U.S. Drought Monitor on the city drought webpage.

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Jul 19

$1,250 for Solar + Backup battery rebate for San Mateo county residents

Posted on July 19, 2021 at 9:24 pm by Clay Curtin

Peninsula Clean Energy is offering a payment of $1,250 to residents of San Mateo County who install solar panels with battery backup power. The Power On Peninsula program helps residents maintain power during grid outages while moving the county toward 100 percent renewable energy. Participants will also benefit from solar power and have the opportunity to sell any excess generation back to the grid. 

Peninsula Clean Energy is working with Sunrun, a leading provider of residential solar and backup battery systems. Sunrun will design, install and maintain the solar electric system and backup batteries. The panels charge the batteries by day, and they provide backup power in case of a grid shutdown. 

Benefits:

  • Helps maintain power during grid outages
  • Advances clean power over fossil fuel, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Creates local electricity production capacity
  • Provides a community electric storage network that increases resiliency, helps stabilize prices, and enables us to move to 100 percent renewable energy

Peninsula Clean Energy provides clean electricity generation to 97 percent of the residents in San Mateo County at lower rates than PG&E, while investing in the community.

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