Is the 50% or 100% renewable energy transmitted directly to an MCE customer’s home or business?

/Is the 50% or 100% renewable energy transmitted directly to an MCE customer’s home or business?

Is the 50% or 100% renewable energy transmitted directly to an MCE customer’s home or business?

No. MCE buys and builds cleaner electricity supply. This electricity is fed onto the statewide shared electric grid and then moves down the path of least resistance to customers. This is why accounting is important. Clean energy is accounted through contracts and renewable energy certificates that confer the “renewable attributes” of that energy. It needs to work this way because individual electrons can’t be routed from a wind turbine to a particular house that just signed up for green power without building a new transmission line directly from the source to the home. MCE, just like PG&E, reports power purchases to the California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission so you can be sure that we are putting cleaner electricity onto the grid on behalf of our customers.

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