Starting in February, 2019, you’ll have the option to have 100% of your power come from clean power sources. This change will significantly reduce our carbon emissions as a city, and contribute to a healthier, clean environment we can all enjoy. The best part is, you don’t have to do a thing!
The Clean Power Alliance (CPA) will begin purchasing 100% Green Power for all Santa Monica residential customers (businesses will transition to the same system in Summer 2019). Power delivery, billing, and customer service will remain with Southern California Edison (SCE).
Here’s a video created by our friends at the City of Santa Monica explaining who the CPA is and how the new system works.
The Santa Monica City Council elected to have 100% Green Power be the default. That means, as a customer, you don’t have to do a thing to begin receiving 100% Green Power after February. All California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) customers will receive 100% Green Power and their low-income discounts, just as before with no net increase to their bills.
If 100% isn’t a fit for you, no problem. You now have the power of choice! The Clean Power Alliance will offer 3 different tiers of Green Power.
- 100% Green Power (7-9% increase compared to SCE),
- 50% Clean Power (0-1% discount compared to SCE), or
- 36% Lean Power (1% discount compared to SCE).
You can also elect to remain with SCE for all your power needs, but we encourage you to give the Clean Power Alliance options a try and help us significantly reduce our carbon emissions with little to no effort or cost required.
Interested in learning more? The City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment are hosting meetings this month, near you, to discuss the transition and answer any questions you might have.
- January 7 at 7 p.m.: Virginia Avenue Park Advisory Board, Virginia Avenue Park
- January 7 at 7 p.m.: Santa Monica Northeast Neighbors, Montana Avenue Library
- January 8 at 7 p.m.: Wilshire Montana Neighborhood Coalition, Montana Avenue Library
- January 9 at 9 a.m.: Chamber of Commerce SBC, Chamber of Commerce
- January 10 at 7 p.m.: Pico Neighborhood Association, Thelma Terry Building at Virginia Avenue Park
- January 13 at 6:30 p.m.: Committee for Racial Justice, Thelma Terry Building at Virginia Avenue Park
- January 14 at 7 p.m.: Ocean Park Association, Marine Park Auditorium
- January 16 at 6 p.m.: Electric Vehicle Subcommittee, Virginia Avenue Park
- January 17 at 7 p.m.: Friends of Sunset Park, Mt. Olive Church
- January 21 at 7 p.m.: Task Force on the Environment, Virginia Avenue Park
Photo and video credit: City of Santa Monica.