VENTURA, Calif. – The County of Ventura is proud to announce that the unincorporated areas of the County will soon enjoy the advantages of clean, renewable power at competitive rates. On December 12, 2017, the County of Ventura Board of Supervisors voted to join the Clean Power Alliance. Starting in February 2019 for residential customers and May 2019 for non-residential customers, Clean Power Alliance will be the new electricity provider for unincorporated Ventura County.
Clean Power Alliance is a public agency made up of 31 local governments across Los Angeles and Ventura countiesーincluding unincorporated Ventura Countyーworking together to bring clean, renewable power choices to our communities. Clean Power Alliance purchases clean power and Southern California Edison will deliver it--nothing else changes. SCE will continue to deliver power to homes and businesses, send one bill, and be responsible for resolving any issues with electricity service.
Residents will not have to do anything to be automatically enrolled in Clean Power Alliance’s 100% Green Power rate option, which provides 100 percent renewable content and gives customers the opportunity to join the County of Ventura in our commitment to protecting the environment.
Customers will still have access to special rates or programs such as California Alternative Rates for Energy, Family Electric Rate Assistance, Medical Baseline, Level Pay and Summer Discounts. Customers currently enrolled in the CARE, FERA, and Medical Baseline assistance programs and enrolled in the unincorporated areas of the County of Ventura 100% Green Power will be charged the same rates they would have paid to SCE. Clean Power Alliance will also develop new and unique programs exclusively for local customers.
If customers decide 100% Green Power is not the right fit for them, they will be able to select one of Clean Power Alliance’s other two rate options: Lean Power, which provides 36 percent renewable content at the lowest possible cost, and Clean Power, which provides 50 percent renewable content and the opportunity to support building a cleaner future. No matter the rate option, Clean Power Alliance offers the shared benefits of local management and control, stable, competitive rates, and higher renewable content.
Customers in the unincorporated areas of Ventura County will receive a total of four notices via mail before and after the switch from SCE to Clean Power Alliance for electricity generation. Service for residential customers will begin in February 2019, and customers will receive their first notice in December 2018 which will contain additional details, including instructions on how to choose a different rate option and customer support contact information. Clean Power Alliance service for non-residential customers is scheduled to begin in May 2019.
For more information, visit: https://www.ventura.org/live-and-work/