The Community Renewables Program lets you work directly with California developers to take part in a renewable energy project in your community. We purchase the renewable energy and your developer provides us with information to give you a bill credit based on your portion of the project’s output you’ve purchased. The renewable energy you purchase through these projects is Green-e® Energy-certified, and meets the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Learn more at Green-e.org.
Contribute toward the increased use of renewable energy to power California homes and businesses.
Expand your options to increase renewable energy, especially if rooftop solar is not an option for you.
Support the environment by reducing your greenhouse gas emissions associated with electricity and supporting clean energy for a brighter future in Southern California.
- Step 1: Request information from a participating developer about projects in your community.
- Step 2: Contract directly with the developer on a specific renewables project and subscribe to a portion of the project’s output corresponding to all or a portion of your energy’s needs. Customer enters into a private agreement with the developer, where the electricity price, agreement, and cancellation terms are defined.
- Step 3: After the facility becomes operational, look for your confirmation of enrollment on your electricity bill.
- Step 4: Developer sends you a bill for the amount of renewable power they are producing for you. In turn, you will receive a bill credit on your monthly SCE energy statement based on the calendar month output of your subscription to the project. You should start to receive a bill credit within 60 days after you enroll, or when the facility becomes operational, whichever comes later. The bill credit will represent the number of kilowatt-hours (kWh) you signed up for in a particular month multiplied by the Community Renewables rate. This may differ from the amount of energy that you actually used and the amount of money you owe the developer. Please review SCE’s Advice Letter 4440-E-A for more details on rate amounts. Questions? Please call 1-866-701-7867 or email CommRenewables@sce.com.
Listed below are projects that have been submitted into the Community Renewables Program. The Community Renewables Program is Green-e Energy certified and meets the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the non-profit Center for Resource Solutions. In order to participate in SCE’s Community Renewables Program, developers must comply with the Green-e® Energy environmental and consumer protection standards. This includes compliance with the ECR Developer Requirements, which can be found here.
Renewable Energy Project: Sheep Creek Community Solar Farm, San Bernardino County, 3MW
Type: Solar PV
Status: PPA signed. Commercial Operation Date: Mid 2022
Renewable Energy Project: Lancaster Solar, Los Angeles County, 3MW
Type: Solar PV
Status: PPA signed. Commercial Operation Date: Early 2022
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For questions regarding:
- Application documents and customer agreements, contact the developer directly.
- For cancellation terms and requests, contact the developer directly as cancellation policies vary. A developer is responsible to inform SCE if a Customer-Developer Agreement has expired, cancelled, if a customer is no longer part of the Community Renewables Program, or has moved out of SCE’s territory. That customer will no longer be eligible for bill credits.
- Customer charges and/or credits on the SCE customer bill, speak with your account representative or call the SCE Customer Contact Center at 1-866-701-7867.
- Customer concerns regarding developer conduct, e-mail CommRenewables@SCE.com
- Green-e and the Community Renewables Program, please visit here for more information.
Green-e for Businesses and Products is committed to helping Green-e Energy customers tell their sustainability stories. For over a decade, Green-e has been working with leading companies and products that use renewable energy and equipping them with recognition, promotional, and communication tools to market their sustainability efforts to customers and stakeholders. Green-e currently certifies companies, facilities, products, electric vehicles, printing and paper supply, and events. For more information on Green-e’s business and marketing solutions e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-415-561-2100.
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If you are a developer and interested in participating in SCE’s Community Renewables program, please learn more here.
Charges and credits are updated annually as part of SCE’s Energy Resource Recovery Account (ERRA) proceeding, and credits may also be updated when there is a substantial change to the generation revenue requirement. View more information regarding the current Rate Components here.
The information on this website respecting Green-e Energy and Green-e® Energy requirements was provided in part by Green-e® Energy. Accordingly, while SCE strives to make the information on this website as timely and accurate as possible, SCE makes no claims, promises, or guarantees and does not represent or warrant the accuracy, adequacy, or completeness of the information provided by Green-e® Energy, and expressly disclaims any liability for errors or omissions in contents of this website provided by Green-e® Energy. Green-e® Energy requirements can be found at https://www.green-e.org/programs/energy/ca-ecr. In connection with a developer’s participation in the Community Renewables program and in connection with the issuance of any Community Renewables bill credit to a customer, the contents of this website do not govern or create privity of contract, the contents of each Customer Developer Agreement, the CR-RAM PPA, or the appropriate advice letter establishing the Community Renewables bill credit will govern, as applicable.
In accordance with Senate Bill 43 (SB43), SCE’s Community Renewables Program is required to be Green-e® Energy certified as administered by the non-profit Center for Resource Solutions. Green-e® Energy is North America’s leading voluntary certification program for renewable energy. Since 1997, Green-e® Energy has certified renewable energy that meets environmental and consumer protection standards that were developed in conjunction with leading environmental, energy and policy organizations. Green-e® Energy requires that sellers of certified renewable energy disclose clear and useful information to potential customers, allowing consumers to make informed choices. Green-e® Energy Certification provides consumers with assurance that the product sold under SCE meets the Green-e® Energy National Standard, is not double counted, and is marketed in a clear and accurate way to customers.
Under the California Enhanced Community Renewables program, renewable energy project developers take on the responsibility for marketing their renewable project(s) directly to customers, and must comply with Green-e® Energy environmental and consumer protection standards. This compliance includes following Green-e® Energy guidelines for all product marketing, an obligation to provide customers with accurate and sufficient disclosures regarding the developer’s project(s), and following the California Public Utility Commission’s Decision on Community Choice Aggregation Code of Conduct - Attachment 1, which includes marketing and outreach requirements. For more information on Green-e® Energy developer and generator requirements under SB43, visit Green-e® Energy’s California Enhanced Community Renewables.