Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) of San Mateo County has awarded grants of up to $75,000 each for six innovative local pilot projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support low-income customers, and advance electric transportation.
The Community Pilot Program awards will fund programs within the county to repair homes for low-income residents, promote access to electric vehicles, switch appliances from gas to electric, provide backup power for emergency shelters , and ensure safe appliance recycling.
“Peninsula Clean Energy is committed to investing in our local communities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by advancing programs to electrify transportation and buildings,” said CEO Jan Pepper. “These are our first applicants to receive funding, and we look forward to promoting even more innovation in the future.”
A project with Build It Green in partnership with the non- profit El Concilio of San Mateo County, Hayward Lumber, GRID Alternatives, and Owens Corning will upgrade up to 16 low-income homes in Daly City and East Palo Alto with healthy home remediation and roof repairs to qualify the homes for energy efficiency improvements.
“We are excited to be able to leverage Peninsula Clean Energy funds to address critical home needs of some of the most vulnerable members of the community,” said Karin Burns, Executive Director of Build It Green.