Clean Power Alliance
The City has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions for Clean Power Alliance, including:
- How will my new bill compare to my old bill?
- How do I change my rate?
- How do I opt out?
- Will I still receive my CARE, FERA, Medical Baseline, Level Pay, or Summer Discounts with Clean Power Alliance?
- What if I already have solar?
- Will Clean Power Alliance increase or decrease the chances of a power outage?
- If I choose the 100% Green Power Option, how does the 7-9% premium translate into dollars on my bill?
- How does the CPA report its power procurement/renewable compliance?
- How did Clean Power Alliance arrive at its 2019 rates?
The City of Moorpark is proud to be a member of Clean Power Alliance!
We are excited to announce that our community will soon enjoy the advantages of clean, renewable power at competitive rates! Starting in February 2019 for residential customers and May 2019 for non-residential customers, Clean Power Alliance will be the new electricity provider for our community.
The City of Moorpark has chosen to select Clean Power as the default option for our community, which provides 50% renewable content and the opportunity to support building a cleaner future. This option will be the default selection for both our residents and businesses.
The best part is: the choice is yours! If Clean Power is not the right fit for you, your family, or your business, you can change your service by selecting one of Clean Power Alliance’s other two rate options: Lean Power, which provides 36% renewable content at the lowest possible cost, and 100% Green Power, which provides 100% renewable content and gives customers the opportunity to be an environmental champion. For more information visit www.cleanpoweralliance.org or contact Clean Power Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-585-3788.
Clean Power Alliance offers three rate options designed to suit the diverse needs of our community:
100% Green Power
|Provides 36% renewable content at the lowest possible cost—with the added benefit of local management and control.|
|Provides 50% renewable content and the opportunity to support building a cleaner future, all at cost competitive rates. Our community has selected Clean Power as our default option.|
|Provides 100% renewable content and gives you the opportunity to be an environmental champion—leading the way to a greener future.|
No matter what offering you choose, our community will soon enjoy the shared benefits of Clean Power Alliance including:
- Local Management & Control
- Stable, Competitive Rates
- Higher Renewable Content
What is Clean Power Alliance?
Clean Power Alliance is a nonprofit entity, formed through a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) made up of 31 public agencies across Los Angeles and Ventura counties - including the City of Moorpark - working together to bring clean, renewable power choices to our communities.
How does it work?
Clean Power Alliance will purchase clean power and Southern California Edison (SCE) will deliver it.
Nothing else changes—SCE will continue to deliver power to your home or business, send one bill, and be responsible for resolving any issues with your electricity service.
What changes and what stays the same?
Stays the Same
|SCE delivery & grid reliability||Competitive pricing|
|SCE billing||Choice of energy providers|
|SCE account services||Higher renewable content|
|SCE rebates & incentives||Lower greenhouse gas emissions|
|Call SCE to start or stop service||Local management & control|
|Receive one bill each month||Shape future incentives & programs|
What comes next?
As Clean Power Alliance begins to offer service, customers will receive a total of four notices via mail before and after the switch from SCE to Clean Power Alliance. The first notice is scheduled to be distributed in December 2018. You don’t have to do anything when you receive these notices; you will automatically begin receiving the benefits of Clean Power Alliance service in 2019. However, the notices will give you information about your new energy choices, including how to make changes to your account and customer support contact information.
Once you receive your first notice, you can also choose not to take advantage of all the benefits Clean Power Alliance has to offer and elect to opt out without penalty, and your electricity generating charges will remain with SCE—but we hope you will join us in enjoying the advantages of clean, renewable power at competitive rates!
To learn more, including frequently asked questions and rate comparisons, visit the Clean Power Alliance website at www.cleanpoweralliance.org.
Public Workshop on January 24, 2019
The City hosted representatives from the Clean Power Alliance for a public informational workshop on January 24, 2019. The workshop video includes:
- Background information on how the Clean Power Alliance operates
- Timing of the Clean Power Alliance residential service launch in February 2019 and commercial service launch in May 2019
- What information Moorpark residents and businesses should expect in the mail and what tools/resources are available online and through the Clean Power Alliance Customer Service Center
- The choices that the Clean Power Alliance offers customers, what rate options cost in comparison to SCE rates, and how to switch between CPA rate options or opt out and return to SCE
- A public Question & Answers session about the Clean Power Alliance
Frequently Asked Questions
How will my new bill compare to my old bill?
Use the bill comparison calculator to compare your recent SCE bills. You can see what your bill would have been under the 36% Lean Power option, the 50% Clean Power option, and the 100% Green Power option.
In general, though, compared to your total SCE Bill (including all surcharges and fees), your new bill will be:
- 36% Lean Power Option: SAVE 1-2% on your bill
- 50% Clean Power Option: SAME, but you will receive cleaner energy than SCE’s base option
- 100% Green Power Option: PAY 7-9% MORE on your bill to get 100% renewable energy
For Moorpark residents and businesses, the default option is the 50% Clean Power Option. So, your bill will be the SAME as if SCE was your provider unless you select a different option.
How do I change my rate?
You can change your rate on the Clean Power Alliance website or by calling (888) 585-3788. There is no switching fee, and you can switch your rate at any time, as often as you choose.
How do I opt out?
You can opt out of the Clean Power Alliance and be a Southern California Edison customer on the Clean Power Alliance website or by calling (888) 585-3788. The opt out process depends on when your service with Clean Power Alliance starts. If you don’t know your service start date, call (888) 585-3788.
The Clean Power Alliance will not charge you anything for opting out or for joining later (opting back in). However SCE does have some things to note:
IF YOU OPT OUT BEFORE CPA SERVICE STARTS: Opt out on the Clean Power Alliance website or by calling (888) 585-3788. There is no charge to do this.
IF YOU OPT OUT WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER YOUR CPA SERVICE STARTS: Opt out on the Clean Power Alliance website or by calling (888) 585-3788. You will be returned to SCE beginning on your next billing cycle. SCE may charge you an account processing fee (currently a one-time fee of 50 cents).
IF YOU OPT OUT MORE THAN 60 DAYS AFTER YOUR CPA SERVICE STARTS: Opt out on the Clean Power Alliance website or by calling (888) 585-3788. SCE may charge you an account processing fee (currently a one-time fee of 50 cents), and you need to make an additional choice:
- CHOICE 1: Return to SCE as soon as possible. SCE will charge you its Transitional Bundled Service rates during your first six months back with SCE. These rates are based on current electricity market rates, which could be lower or higher than SCE’s standard rates. After six months back with SCE, you will be returned to SCE’s standard rates. For more information about these rates, contact SCE at (800) 974-2356.
- CHOICE 2: Return to SCE after six months notice to SCE. You will continue to receive service from Clean Power Alliance for this six-month period. After the six months, you will be transferred to SCE’s standard rates (never have to pay the Transitional Bundled Service rates).
Will I still receive my CARE, FERA, Medical Baseline, Level Pay, or Summer Discounts with Clean Power Alliance?
Yes. CARE, FERA, Medical Baseline, Level Pay, and Summer Discount Programs are available to qualified Clean Power Alliance customers and provide the same discount regardless of enrollment with Clean Power Alliance or SCE. Customers enrolled in Clean Power Alliance continue to receive their CARE, FERA, Medical Baseline, Level Pay or Summer Discounts on their SCE delivery charges; there is no need to reapply with Clean Power Alliance. New enrollments or renewals must still be done through SCE’s customer service website or by calling SCE at (800) 798-5723.
What if I already have solar?
Through the Clean Power Alliance’s Net Energy Metering (NEM) program, customers with net energy metering systems can receive bill credits and even receive cash back when their systems produce more energy than they use over a 12-month period. You can read more about solar information on the CPA website.
Will Clean Power Alliance increase or decrease the chances of a power outage?
No. Any issues with reliability caused by electricity infrastructure issues continue to fall under SCE’s authority. Clean Power Alliance procures enough energy to meet its entire customer demand. All utilities in California are required to have a Resource Adequacy policy to ensure ongoing reliability in electrical service.
If I choose the 100% Green Power Option, how does the 7-9% premium translate into dollars on my bill?
Based the electricity use for the average Clean Power Alliance customer (total electricity bill of $112 per month), the cost would go up by about $8, to $120. The actual dollar increase on your bill will depend on your actual energy consumption. You can use the online bill calculator to see what your rate would be.
How does CPA report its power procurement/renewable compliance?
Every year, the Clean Power Alliance is required to report the amount of renewable energy procured for its customers to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and California Energy Commission (CEC), through the same process that SCE and other California utilities use.
How did Clean Power Alliance arrive at its 2019 rates?
Clean Power Alliance rates are typically set annually by the Board of Directors based on the projected cost of energy, so you’ll have a steady, predictable outlook on your rates. The CPA board established its three tiers to be competitive with Southern California Edison, and in keeping with best practices of similar utilities.
Unlike investor-owned utility rates, which are set by the California Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco, Clean Power Alliance rates are set right here in our communities. The Clean Power Alliance Board of Directors, which governs the Clean Power Alliance, is committed to providing its member communities’ residents, businesses, and organizations with cleaner options at competitive rates.