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  • Power Content Label

    PWP wants its customers to make informed choices about the energy they buy. The Power Content Label is an annual report that shows from which sources your electricity was generated during the previous calendar year. For comparison, the Power Content Label also provides the most recent supply content breakdown for the statewide power mix (as reported by the California Energy Commission).


  • 2013 Power Supply Content
    (Revised August 2014)
     

    ENERGY RESOURCES 2013 PWP POWER MIX3 (Actual) 2013 PWP GREEN POWER MIX4 (Actual) 2013 CA POWER MIX2 (for comparison)
    Eligible Renewable Total 27% 100% 19%
         - Biomass & Waste  16%   16%   3%  
        - Geothermal 7%   7%   4%  
        - Eligible Hydroelectric 1%   1%   1% 
        - Solar <1%   7%   2%  
        - Wind 3%   69%   9%  
    Coal  52%  0%   8% 
    Large Hydroelectric  5%  0%   8% 
    Natural Gas  5%  0%  44% 
    Nuclear 7%  0%  9% 
    Unspecified Sources of Power1   4%  0%  16% 
    TOTAL 100% 100% 100%
    1. “Unspecified sources of power” means electricity from transactions that are not traceable to specific generation sources.
    2. Percentages are estimated annually by the California Energy Commission (CEC) based on the electricity sold to California consumers during the previous year.  
    3. "PWP Power Mix" represents all sources of energy procured by PWP and provided to all customers (including Green Power Program customers). 
    4. Additional resources procured to achieve the 100% renewable power supply for the Green Power Program include solar and wind resources.

    ALL PERCENTAGES ARE ROUNDED.

    For specific information about this electricity product, contact the PWP Answerline at (626) 744-6970. For general information about the Power Content Label, visit the California Energy Commission web site or call the CEC at 1 (800) 555-7794.

  • PWP Power Mix 2007-2013 
    (Revised July 2014)
     

    Calendar Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
    Eligible Renewable Total 8% 8% 9% 16% 24% 24% 27%
         - Biomass & Waste  5%   6%   5%   8%   13%   14%   16%
        - Geothermal 1%   1%   2%   2%   1%   3%   7%
        - Eligible Hydroelectric <1%   1%   1%   <1%   2%   5%  1%
        - Solar <1%   <1%   <1%   <1%   <1%   <1%   <1%
        - Wind 1%   1%   1%   6%   8%   2%   3%
    Coal 65%  60%  61%  54%  56%  44%  52% 
    Large Hydroelectric 7%   6%   5%   4%   4%   4%   5% 
    Natural Gas 15%   20%   18%   13%   7%    13%    5% 
    Nuclear 5%   6%   6%   6%   6%   7%   7% 
    Unspecified Sources of Power1  N/A1   N/A1   N/A1   7%   3%   8%   4% 
    TOTAL 100%   100%   100%   100%   100% 100% 100% 
    1. The CEC accounting treatment for Unspecified Sources of Power was revised in 2010. Through 2009, energy from Unspecified Sources was allocated to each of the listed energy resource categories based on the applicable California Power Mix.  

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Q. What is the Power Content Label?
    A. The Power Content Label is an annual report that shows the various sources used to supply your electricity. For comparison, the Power Content Label also provides the most recent supply content breakdown for the statewide power mix.

    Q. What is the difference between “PWP Power Mix" and “PWP Green Power”?
    A. “PWP Green Power” is the energy provided to customers enrolled in the PWP Green Power program. The “PWP Power Mix” is the energy provided to all of PWP's customers, including those enrolled in the Green Power program, and comes from a variety of sources.

    Q. Why sign up for Green Power if renewable resources are already in the “PWP Power Mix”?
    A. As more customers sign up for Green Power, PWP will be able to increase investment in renewable sources and decrease the purchases from fossil fuel sources. Sign up for the Green Power Mix here. 

    Q. Why don't the numbers seem to add up?
    A. For simplicity in this report, we've rounded the percentages shown to whole numbers.

    Q. Why is the Power Content Label no longer published quarterly?
    A. On October 11, 2009, the Governor signed Assembly Bill 162 which made changes to how electric utilities report their PCL, including changing the reporting requirements from quarterly to annually. Also, posting the PCL on the web (instead of a sending a print mailing) fulfills publishing requirements.