Peninsula Clean Energy, a leading community choice energy program, has announced the awarding of $530,000 in grants to 16 local community organizations. Ranging from $20,000 to $45,000 each, these funds are aimed at increasing customer outreach about utility bill discounts and other clean energy program benefits.

The selected organizations will collaborate with Peninsula Clean Energy to reach out to seniors, faith communities, and youth, providing information on how to save on energy bills, electrify homes, and access rebates on electric vehicles. Importantly, outreach efforts will be conducted in multiple languages including Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tongan, Samoan, and Tagalog.

“Peninsula Clean Energy’s programs, lower rates, and bill assistance reach far and wide, including some of our most diverse and vulnerable communities,”

said Redwood City Councilmember Elmer Martinez Saballos, a board member of Peninsula Clean Energy.

“We must effectively communicate these opportunities and benefits to our customers through local organizations they trust.”

Some of the 16 organizations selected are within East Palo Alto, Redwood City, and Menlo Park:

  • Anamatangi Polynesian Voices: Conducting outreach in Tongan and Samoan communities to assist with enrollment in energy discounts.
  • 350 Silicon Valley: Educating residents on the climate and health benefits of home electrification.
  • Nuestra Casa: Promoting Peninsula Clean Energy programs and utility bill discounts in Spanish and English.
  • Acterra: Assisting customers with understanding the benefits of home electrification and electric vehicles.
  • California Interfaith Power & Light: Reaching faith communities through electric cooking demos and vehicle showcases.
  • El Concilio: Helping low-income communities lower their utility bills through assistance programs and discounts.
  • Climate Resilient Communities: Engaging communities in workshops and electric vehicle showcases.
  • Thrive Alliance: Engaging nonprofit and community leaders about home electrification and health.

The partnership between Peninsula Clean Energy and these organizations underlines a collective commitment to advancing clean energy initiatives and making them accessible to all members of the community.

Source: The Almanac