Clean Electricity

Community Reinvestment

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Your Locally Controlled Electricity Provider Offering Clean Energy  

Community and environment are top priorities in Coachella Valley. Desert Community Energy was formed to provide cleaner, greener energy at transparent rates. Together, we will improve the environment and reinvest in our communities.

DCE reduced Palm Springs' greenhouse gas emissions the equivalent of taking 22,000+ cars off the road!

DCE's Desert Saver customers have saved almost $200,000 in the first six months of service

Thank you, Palm Springs, for fighting climate change by reducing carbon emissions by 105,388 metric tons in 2021!


Market Your Business As Carbon Free With DCE

If your business is on our Carbon Free plan, we want to thank you for  partnering with us to help reduce greenhouse gas emmissions! Sign-up now for our FREE program to get marketing tools and be featured in our campaign! Click here to learn more! 

Get Paid To Save Electricity With OhmConnect

DCE customers are eligible to receive $50 for joining OhmConnect and receiving alerts to save electricity when it is the most expensive and gives off the most pollution. This is a limited time offer with no strings attached and is not a rebate. Click here to learn more and save energy & money today! *Mobile Home residents and multifamily units with master meters are not eligible for this promotion. 

Save Money On Your Electricity Bill With DCE

Click here to watch this special announcement from former DCE Chair Geoff Kors about how Desert Community Energy can help save you money on your electricity bill and benefit the community. All residents and businesses in the City of Palm Springs were enrolled in DCE's Carbon Free plan offering 100% carbon-free energy at a premium to help reduce the community's greenhouse gas emissions and save our environment. You can save money on your bill by opting down to the Desert Saver plan that offers a savings over SCE’s base rate plan. To opt-down to our Desert Saver plan, click here or call our customer service center Monday-Friday at (855) 357-9240.

DCE NEWS: DCE Signs Local Wind Power Agreements for the City of Palm Springs

How It Works

Desert Community Energy purchases electricity on behalf of the residents and businesses enrolled in the program. Southern California Edison (SCE) delivers your electricity and maintains the lines as it always has and you still get a single monthly bill from SCE. 

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The Choice Is Yours


Our basic plan comparable to current SCE rates and energy mix


DCE’s premium plan will give you 100% carbon-free energy

How Do I Join Desert Community Energy?

You don't have to do anything to become a DCE customer. If you are a Palm Springs resident or business, you are automatically enrolled in our Carbon Free plan. This energy is the best way to reduce your carbon footprint and help reduce our climate impacts because it is 100% carbon-free. You also may opt down to our Desert Saver plan, which is a lower cost but significantly less green energy than our Carbon Free plan. 

To get involved with Desert Community Energy, consider joining our Community Advisory Committee.


Financial Assistance Programs

Programs such as CARE (California Alternative Rates for Energy), FERA (Family Electric Rate Assistance) and Medical Baseline Allowance are available to DCE customers through Southern California Edison (SCE). For more information on how you can save up to 30% on your energy bill, click here and contact SCE by calling 1-800-477-6620 or visit

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Desert Community Energy - DCEWednesday, April 10th, 2024 at 6:00am
Disposable plastic bags have a significant negative impact on the environment. By using reusable bags, we can minimize the use of single-use plastic and the subsequent generation of plastic waste. Plastic bags take hundreds of years to decompose, contributing to pollution and endangering wildlife.
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Desert Community Energy - DCEMonday, April 8th, 2024 at 6:25am
Rob Giesecke, the owner of Reforma and Chill Bar Palm Springs, who are both part of our Carbon Free program says the sooner we can all do our part to move towards carbon neutrality the better.

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Connect with us

73710 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 200
Palm Desert CA 92260
Office: (855) 357-9240
[email protected]

DCE in the Community

To view the community presentation regarding the launch of DCE, please click below:

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