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Community Renewables Rate

 

 

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Community Renewables Program for Developers

As a developer, you can provide more energy from renewable sources through the Community Renewables Program. Eligible solar projects can range in size from 500 kW to 20 MW.

 

How the Program Works

 

Step 1: Engage

The Community Renewables Program allows our customers to fund the development of a local community solar project and receive a bill credit based on their portion and the solar project’s output to the grid.

Step 2: Agree

Customers work directly with you (the developer) to participate in your community solar project. You enter into an agreement with the customer to own or fund a portion of the community solar project.

Step 3: Submit

As of April 1, 2016 we will begin accepting applications known as Program Participation Requests (PPRs). You can submit marketing materials for review to CommRenewables@sce.com.

Getting Started

To participate in the program:

  1. Review the requirements California Enhanced Community Renewables program, Green-e® Energy Developer Requirements and Green-e® Energy Developer Timeline sections.

    California Enhanced Community Renewables program

    Developer Requirements

    Developer Timeline
     
  2. Email CommRenewables@sce.com to submit draft marketing content, including proposed web pages, that complies with the Green-e® Energy Developer Requirements.
  3. You may begin the procurement process while we review your marketing materials. However, you must receive approval before marketing to potential customers.
  4. Gather and submit verification of customer interest. Customer interest is defined as customers within the same municipality or county as the project, or the project must be within ten miles of the customer’s address. Projects sized from 3 to 20 MWs must have a minimum number of unique subscribers equivalent to the nameplate capacity of the project. Projects sized 0.5 MW up to 3 MWs must have a minimum of three different subscribers. At least 50% (by number of customers) and 1/6th (by load) of the demonstrated community interest must come from residential customers.
  5. Submit a Program Participation Request (PPR) form and provide an attestation that you have received and read Attachment 1 of the CCA Code of Conduct Decision and will not circumvent it. This should be submitted when marketing materials are submitted for review. Applicants whose PPRs have been marked complete by us are placed in a first-come first-served Community Renewables queue, effective at the time of PPR submittal. During the first ten business days of each Program Period, applicants in the Community Renewables queue have the opportunity to accept the contract price. Learn more>
  6. Accept the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) price, sign and return the form, and provide customer account information for verification. A securities opinion from an AmLaw 100 firm regarding compliance with state and federal securities laws is also due at this time.
  7. Once approved and immediately after commercial operation, you must register in the Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (WREGIS) and submit the Green‐e® Energy Tracking System attestation. You must complete, sign and return the Green-e® Energy Tracking Attestation for Electricity and Renewable Energy Credits (REC). Find attestations at Green-e Energy Attestation Forms.
  8. Provide customer account information and distribute welcome packets to all customers within 60 days of Commercial Operation Date (COD) or sign up.
  9. Your project must reach Commercial Operation Date (COD).
  10. Continue to submit marketing materials for prescreening or review upon request.
  11. Continue to submit customer account information on a monthly basis to CommRenewables@sce.com. At this time, new enrollments can continue through January 1, 2019.
  12. Execute any changes requested by us or Green-e® Energy and customer disclosures within 30 days.
  13. Provide an attestation that you have received and read Attachment 1 of the CCA Code of Conduct Decision and will not circumvent it. This should be submitted when marketing materials are submitted for review.
  14. If a generation facility is located on-site with an electricity user (e.g. rooftop system), you agree to procure Green-e® Energy Host Attestations from any host (the electricity consuming location on which the generation facility will be constructed). Upon facility operation, Developer agrees to notify all tenants of the host building of the amount of renewable energy that the building and tenants are using from the facility.
  15. You will receive payment for unsubscribed energy at the lesser of the Default Load Aggregation Point (DLAP) price plus the market value for the Renewable Energy Credit (REC) or the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) price.

 

Community Renewables Charges & Credits

Historical Data

2015 Historical Rate ($/kWh)
Rate Class Class Average Generation Credit CTC PCIA WREGIS *CAISO RA
Residential 0.09764 (0.00015) 0.00098 0.00001 0.00049 0.006383
GS-1 0.09801 (0.00011) 0.00071 0.00001 0.00049 0.006383
TC-1 0.07275 (0.00007) 0.00048 0.00001 0.00049 0.006383
GS-2 0.08637 (0.00012) 0.00079 0.00001 0.00049 0.006383
TOU-GS-3 0.07869 (0.00011) 0.00070 0.00001 0.00049 0.006383
TOU-8-SEC 0.08014 (0.00010) 0.00061 0.00001 0.00049 0.006383
TOU-8-PRI 0.07457 (0.00008) 0.00052 0.00001 0.00049 0.006383
TOU-8-SUB 0.06265 (0.00007) 0.00045 0.00001 0.00049 0.006383
PA-1 N/A (0.00009) 0.00055 0.00001 0.00049 0.006383
PA-2 N/A (0.00007) 0.00042 0.00001 0.00049 0.006383
TOU-AG N/A N/A N/A 0.00001 0.00049 0.006383
TOU-PA-5 N/A N/A N/A 0.00001 0.00049 0.006383
St. Lighting 0.04993 0.00000 0.00000 0.00001 0.00049 0.006383
System 0.08708 N/A N/A 0.00001 0.00049 0.006383
TOU-8-S-SEC 0.07582 (0.00009) 0.00055 0.00001 0.00049 0.006383
TOU-8-S-PRI 0.07482 (0.00009) 0.00060 0.00001 0.00049 0.006383
TOU-8-S-SUB 0.06135 (0.00005) 0.00034 0.00001 0.00049 0.006383
TOU-PA-2 0.08695 (0.00009) 0.00055 0.00001 0.00049 0.006383
TOU-PA-3 0.06218 (0.00007) 0.00042 0.00001 0.00049 0.006383

 

2014 Historical Rate ($/kWh)
Rate Class Class Average Generation Credit CTC PCIA WREGIS *CAISO RA
Residential 0.08469 (0.00015) 0.00218 0.00002 0.00049 0.06586
GS-1 0.08536 (0.00011) 0.00158 0.00002 0.00049 0.06586
TC-1 0.06282 (0.00007) 0.00106 0.00002 0.00049 0.06586
GS-2 0.07788 (0.00012) 0.00176 0.00002 0.00049 0.06586
TOU-GS-3 0.07114 (0.00011) 0.00155 0.00002 0.00049 0.06586
TOU-8-SEC 0.07292 (0.00010) 0.00136 0.00002 0.00049 0.06586
TOU-8-PRI 0.06807 (0.00008) 0.00117 0.00002 0.00049 0.06586
TOU-8-SUB 0.05761 (0.00007) 0.00100 0.00002 0.00049 0.06586
PA-1 N/A (0.00009) 0.00122 0.00002 0.00049 0.06586
PA-2 N/A (0.00007) 0.00093 0.00002 0.00049 0.06586
TOU-AG N/A N/A N/A 0.00002 0.00049 0.06586
TOU-PA-5 N/A N/A N/A 0.00002 0.00049 0.06586
St. Lighting 0.04318 0.00000 0.00000 0.00002 0.00049 0.06586
System 0.07717 N/A N/A 0.00002 0.00049 0.06586
TOU-8-S-SEC 0.06944 (0.00009) 0.00123 0.00002 0.00049 0.06586
TOU-8-S-PRI 0.06854 (0.00009) 0.00134 0.00002 0.00049 0.06586
TOU-8-S-SUB 0.05654 (0.00005) 0.00077 0.00002 0.00049 0.06586
TOU-PA-2 0.07558 (0.00009) 0.00122 0.00002 0.00049 0.06586
TOU-PA-3 0.05338 (0.00007) 0.00093 0.00002 0.00049 0.06586

 

2013 Historical Rate ($/kWh)
Rate Class Class Average Generation Credit CTC PCIA WREGIS *CAISO RA
Residential 0.08574 (0.00015) 0.00318 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
GS-1 0.09558 (0.00011) 0.00230 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
TC-1 0.05533 (0.00007) 0.00154 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
GS-2 0.08054 (0.00012) 0.00257 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
TOU-GS-3 0.06787 (0.00011) 0.00226 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
TOU-8-SEC 0.07554 (0.00010) 0.00198 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
TOU-8-PRI 0.06897 (0.00008) 0.00170 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
TOU-8-SUB 0.05053 (0.00007) 0.00146 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
PA-1 0.09045 (0.00009) 0.00178 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
PA-2 0.07994 (0.00007) 0.00136 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
TOU-AG 0.05467 N/A N/A 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
TOU-PA-5 0.05437 N/A N/A 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
St. Lighting 0.04101 0.00000 0.00000 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
System 0.07795 N/A N/A 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
TOU-8-S-SEC N/A (0.00009) 0.00179 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
TOU-8-S-PRI N/A (0.00009) 0.00195 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
TOU-8-S-SUB N/A (0.00005) 0.00112 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
TOU-PA-2 N/A (0.00009) 0.00178 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
TOU-PA-3 N/A (0.00007) 0.00136 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586

 

2012 Historical Rate ($/kWh)
Rate Class Class Average Generation Credit CTC PCIA WREGIS *CAISO RA
Residential 0.07612 (0.00015) 0.00336 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
GS-1 0.08510 (0.00011) 0.00243 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
TC-1 0.04869 (0.00007) 0.00163 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
GS-2 0.07265 (0.00012) 0.00271 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
TOU-GS-3 0.06138 (0.00011) 0.00239 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
TOU-8-SEC 0.06885 (0.00010) 0.00209 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
TOU-8-PRI 0.06418 (0.00008) 0.00180 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
TOU-8-SUB 0.04367 (0.00007) 0.00154 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
PA-1 0.08009 (0.00009) 0.00188 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
PA-2 0.07133 (0.00007) 0.00143 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
TOU-AG 0.04768 N/A N/A 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
TOU-PA-5 0.04922 N/A N/A 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
St. Lighting 0.03574 0.00000 0.00000 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
System 0.06964 N/A N/A 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
TOU-8-S-SEC N/A (0.00009) 0.00189 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
TOU-8-S-PRI N/A (0.00009) 0.00206 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
TOU-8-S-SUB N/A (0.00005) 0.00118 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
TOU-PA-2 N/A (0.00009) 0.00188 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586
TOU-PA-3 N/A (0.00007) 0.00143 0.00002 0.00048 0.06586

 

2011 Historical Rate ($/kWh)
Rate Class Class Average Generation Credit CTC PCIA WREGIS *CAISO RA
Residential 0.07860 (0.00015) 0.00308 0.00002 N/A 0.00659
GS-1 0.08595 (0.00011) 0.00223 0.00002 N/A 0.00659
TC-1 0.05789 (0.00007) 0.00149 0.00002 N/A 0.00659
GS-2 0.07995 (0.00012) 0.00249 0.00002 N/A 0.00659
TOU-GS-3 0.07045 (0.00011) 0.00219 0.00002 N/A 0.00659
TOU-8-SEC 0.07483 (0.00010) 0.00192 0.00002 N/A 0.00659
TOU-8-PRI 0.07003 (0.00008) 0.00165 0.00002 N/A 0.00659
TOU-8-SUB 0.05628 (0.00007) 0.00141 0.00002 N/A 0.00659
PA-1 0.08215 (0.00009) 0.00173 0.00002 N/A 0.00659
PA-2 0.07375 (0.00007) 0.00131 0.00002 N/A 0.00659
TOU-AG 0.05349 N/A N/A 0.00002 N/A 0.00659
TOU-PA-5 0.05695 N/A N/A 0.00002 N/A 0.00659
St. Lighting 0.04706 0.00000 0.00000 0.00002 N/A 0.00659
System 0.07494 N/A N/A 0.00002 N/A 0.00659
TOU-8-S-SEC N/A (0.00009) 0.00173 0.00002 N/A 0.00659
TOU-8-S-PRI N/A (0.00009) 0.00189 0.00002 N/A 0.00659
TOU-8-S-SUB N/A (0.00005) 0.00108 0.00002 N/A 0.00659
TOU-PA-2 N/A (0.00009) 0.00173 0.00002 N/A 0.00659
TOU-PA-3 N/A (0.00007) 0.00131 0.00002 N/A 0.00659

 

2010 Historical Rate ($/kWh)
Rate Class Class Average Generation Credit CTC PCIA WREGIS *CAISO RA
Residential 0.08265 (0.00015) 0.00234 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
GS-1 0.08979 (0.00011) 0.00169 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TC-1 0.05984 (0.00007) 0.00113 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
GS-2 0.08426 (0.00012) 0.00189 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-GS-3 0.07169 (0.00011) 0.00166 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-SEC 0.07789 (0.00010) 0.00146 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-PRI 0.07339 (0.00008) 0.00125 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-SUB 0.05853 (0.00007) 0.00107 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
PA-1 0.08657 (0.00009) 0.00131 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
PA-2 0.07743 (0.00007) 0.00100 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-AG 0.05584 N/A N/A 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-PA-5 0.05939 N/A N/A 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
St. Lighting 0.04835 0.00000 0.00000 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
System 0.07836 N/A N/A 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-S-SEC N/A (0.00009) 0.00131 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-S-PRI N/A (0.00009) 0.00144 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-S-SUB N/A (0.00005) 0.00082 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-PA-2 N/A (0.00009) 0.00131 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-PA-3 N/A (0.00007) 0.00100 0.00002 N/A 0.08000

 

2009 Historical Rate ($/kWh)
Rate Class Class Average Generation Credit CTC PCIA WREGIS *CAISO RA
Residential 0.08378 (0.00015) 0.00139 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
GS-1 0.10399 (0.00011) 0.00100 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TC-1 0.07415 (0.00007) 0.00067 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
GS-2 0.08707 (0.00012) 0.00112 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-GS-3 0.08184 (0.00011) 0.00099 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-SEC 0.08047 (0.00010) 0.00087 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-PRI 0.07902 (0.00008) 0.00074 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-SUB 0.06024 (0.00007) 0.00063 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
PA-1 0.10928 (0.00009) 0.00078 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
PA-2 0.07197 (0.00007) 0.00059 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-AG 0.05683 N/A N/A 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-PA-5 0.05372 N/A N/A 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
St. Lighting 0.05958 0.00000 0.00000 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
System 0.08232 N/A N/A 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-S-SEC N/A (0.00009) 0.00078 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-S-PRI N/A (0.00009) 0.00085 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-S-SUB N/A (0.00005) 0.00049 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-PA-2 N/A (0.00009) 0.00078 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-PA-3 N/A (0.00007) 0.00059 0.00002 N/A 0.08000

 

2008 Historical Rate ($/kWh)
Rate Class Class Average Generation Credit CTC PCIA WREGIS *CAISO RA
Residential 0.08606 (0.00015) 0.00015 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
GS-1 0.10736 (0.00011) 0.00011 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TC-1 0.07601 (0.00007) 0.00007 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
GS-2 0.08905 (0.00012) 0.00012 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-GS-3 0.08722 (0.00011) 0.00011 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-SEC 0.08240 (0.00010) 0.00010 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-PRI 0.08093 (0.00008) 0.00008 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-SUB 0.06173 (0.00007) 0.00007 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
PA-1 0.11146 (0.00009) 0.00009 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
PA-2 0.07381 (0.00007) 0.00007 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-AG 0.05853 N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.08000
TOU-PA-5 0.05536 N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.08000
St. Lighting 0.06132 0.00000 0.00000 N/A N/A 0.08000
System 0.08474 N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-S-SEC N/A (0.00009) 0.00009 N/A N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-S-PRI N/A (0.00009) 0.00009 N/A N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-S-SUB N/A (0.00005) 0.00005 N/A N/A 0.08000
TOU-PA-2 N/A (0.00009) 0.00009 N/A N/A 0.08000
TOU-PA-3 N/A (0.00007) 0.00007 N/A N/A 0.08000

 

2007 Historical Rate ($/kWh)
Rate Class Class Average Generation Credit CTC PCIA WREGIS *CAISO RA
Residential 0.09208 (0.00015) 0.00015 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
GS-1 0.12003 (0.00011) 0.00011 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TC-1 0.08538 (0.00007) 0.00007 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
GS-2 0.10052 (0.00012) 0.00012 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-GS-3 0.10355 (0.00011) 0.00011 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-SEC 0.09490 (0.00010) 0.00010 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-PRI 0.08996 (0.00008) 0.00008 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-SUB 0.06950 (0.00007) 0.00007 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
PA-1 0.12458 (0.00009) 0.00009 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
PA-2 0.08304 (0.00007) 0.00007 0.00002 N/A 0.08000
TOU-AG 0.06964 N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.08000
TOU-PA-5 0.06075 N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.08000
St. Lighting 0.06925 0.00000 0.00000 N/A N/A 0.08000
System 0.09381 N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-S-SEC N/A (0.00009) 0.00009 N/A N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-S-PRI N/A (0.00009) 0.00009 N/A N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-S-SUB N/A (0.00005) 0.00005 N/A N/A 0.08000
TOU-PA-2 N/A (0.00009) 0.00009 N/A N/A 0.08000
TOU-PA-3 N/A (0.00007) 0.00007 N/A N/A 0.08000

 

2006 Historical Rate ($/kWh)
Rate Class Class Average Generation Credit CTC PCIA WREGIS *CAISO RA
Residential 0.07296 (0.00015) 0.00015 N/A N/A 0.08000
GS-1 0.09355 (0.00011) 0.00011 N/A N/A 0.08000
TC-1 0.07309 (0.00007) 0.00007 N/A N/A 0.08000
GS-2 0.09247 (0.00012) 0.00012 N/A N/A 0.08000
TOU-GS-3 0.08693 (0.00011) 0.00011 N/A N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-SEC 0.07988 (0.00010) 0.00010 N/A N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-PRI 0.07771 (0.00008) 0.00008 N/A N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-SUB 0.06699 (0.00007) 0.00007 N/A N/A 0.08000
PA-1 0.09912 (0.00009) 0.00009 N/A N/A 0.08000
PA-2 0.07648 (0.00007) 0.00007 N/A N/A 0.08000
TOU-AG 0.04676 N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.08000
TOU-PA-5 0.05113 N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.08000
St. Lighting 0.05144 0.00000 0.00000 N/A N/A 0.08000
System 0.07781 N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-S-SEC N/A (0.00009) 0.00009 N/A N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-S-PRI N/A (0.00009) 0.00009 N/A N/A 0.08000
TOU-8-S-SUB N/A (0.00005) 0.00005 N/A N/A 0.08000
TOU-PA-2 N/A (0.00009) 0.00009 N/A N/A 0.08000
TOU-PA-3 N/A (0.00007) 0.00007 N/A N/A 0.08000

 

 

*Note: CAISO Grid Charge was restructured in 2012. Prior year data is not comparable.
Indifference Rate is sum of Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA) and Competition Transition Charge (CTC), based on Original Vintage

The Community Renewables Program is Green-e® Energy certified. Under Senate Bill 43 (SB43), we are 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 solar project(s) directly to customers, and as such agree to comply with Green-e® Energy environmental and consumer protection standards. This compliance includes following Green-e® Energy guidelines on all product marketing and an obligation to provide the end-use customer with accurate and sufficient disclosures regarding the project(s). For more information on Green-e Energy developer requirements under SB43, please visit Green-e® Energy’s California Enhanced Community Renewables Information.

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