Peninsula Clean Energy awarded 16 local community organizations with grants totalling $530,000, each ranging from $20,000 to $45,000, according to a Wednesday, Jan. 24, press release from the San Mateo County community choice energy program. Funds were awarded to increase customer outreach about utility bill discounts and other clean energy program benefits.
The organizations will work with Peninsula Clean Energy to outreach to seniors, faith communities and youth about how to save on energy bills, electrifying homes and rebates on electric vehicles. Outreach will also be in 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, who is also a member of Peninsula Clean Energy’s board of directors, in the release. “We must effectively communicate these opportunities and benefits to our customers through local organizations they trust.”