Green Rates

The volume of interest for both the 50% and 100% Green Rate program has currently exceeded the amount of capacity available from approved Green Rate resources. However, in the 3rd Quarter of 2022, SCE expects to launch a new “request for offers” (RFO) for additional generation to support the increasing interest in the Green Rate program. Until new Green Rate resources are contracted, or otherwise ordered, or authorized by the Commission, SCE will maintain a waitlist from customers interested in participating in the Green Rate program. As capacity becomes available, SCE will enroll customers onto the Green Rate on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, email greenrate@sce.com.

Good For The Environment and For You

The Green Rate gives you the opportunity to purchase renewable energy. If you can’t install solar panels on your roof, this might be an easy solution for you to participate in solar without having to install or maintain solar panels. By participating in the Green Rate, you help support local solar power, reduce your greenhouse gas emissions associated with electricity, and help play a key role in creating a cleaner, healthier environment.

To support this effort, we purchase additional renewable energy to meet the needs of Green Rate participants from solar renewable developers within our service territory. This is a voluntary program available to both Residential and Business energy users who receive power generation, metering, and related services from us, i.e. “bundled service”.

You can sign up online or by calling 1-866-701-7867.

Your Home

  • You may select your level of participation:
    Option 1: 50% of your energy usage will be used to fund solar energy sources
    Option 2: 100% of your energy usage will be used to fund solar energy sources
  • Energy costs are estimated to be 1,1 cents lower for each kilowatt hour (kWh) of usage that is served on the Green Rate 
  • You may de-enroll from the Green Rate at any time without penalty

View our Green Rate Fact Sheet to learn more

The table below provides estimated additional monthly fees users may pay depending upon the option selected.

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Your Business

  • You may select your level of participation:
    Option 1: 50% of your energy usage will be used to fund solar energy sources Option 2: 100% of your energy usage will be used to fund solar energy sources
  • Energy costs are estimated to be 2.24* cents lower per kWh for TOU-GS-1 customers; and from -1.71 cents credit to .085 cents per kWh more for all other business customers depending on your rate schedule, and .029 cents more per kWh for Street Lighting.
  • For a small commercial customer with monthly average usage of 782 kWh/month, you would receive a credit of $6.29 each month under the 50% participation option and a credit of $12.57 each month under the 100% participation option.
  • You may de-enroll from the Green Rate at any time without penalty
  • * Credits are subject to change, based on usage or future rate changes.

View our Green Rate Fact Sheet to learn more

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Green-e Energy Certified Logo

In accordance with Senate Bill 43 (SB43), SCE’s Green Rate 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.

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How the Green Rate Works

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Green Rate Charges and Credits

To determine your green rate premium, find the rate you are on under the “Rate” column and the corresponding premium total is the cost that will be added to your rate base cost.

* Premium total in table is reflective of 100% enrollment. To determine 50% enrollment, take your kWhx50%xpremium total.