Nearly 70% of the electricity Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) delivered to its customers in 2016 came from greenhouse-gas-free resources, the San Francisco-based company has announced.
For renewable resources in particular – including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and hydroelectric – PG&E says it delivered an average of 32.8% of its electricity from these sources. That’s more than a 3% increase in just one year and the highest percentage yet for the state’s largest combined natural gas and electric company, which delivers power to roughly 16 million people in northern and central California.
In total, 69.3% of PG&E’s electric power mix is from nuclear, large hydro and renewable sources of energy. This record level of renewable deliveries also propels PG&E toward California’s goal of 50% renewables by 2030, the company notes.
“Delivering this amount of renewable electricity strongly confirms PG&E’s continued commitment to a cleaner energy future for our customers and all of California,” says Geisha Williams, CEO and president of PG&E Corp.