Clean Electricity

Community Reinvestment

Local Control

Your Locally Controlled Electricity Provider Offering Clean Energy  

Community and environment are top priorities in Coachella Valley. That’s why Palm Springs, Cathedral City, and Palm Desert formed Desert Community Energy to provide cleaner, greener energy at transparent rates. Together, we will improve the environment and reinvest in our communities.

DCE is eliminating over 12,000 metric tons of GHGs each month

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

Locally controlled not-for-profit reinvesting in the community

Save Money On Your Electricity Bill With DCE

Click here to watch this special announcement from Palm Springs Mayor 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 which will not exceed a 10% premium on an average annual total bill basis compared to SCE’s base plan. You can save money on your bill by opting down to the Desert Saver plan that offers a 1% 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.

Explore Your Options With Our Bill Comparison Tool

Desert Community Energy residential and commercial customers can now compare their energy rates and costs with our online Bill Comparison Tool. You can access the Tool by going to our Billing and Rates page.

Home Energy Yardstick: What's Your Score?

Assess the energy efficiency of your home and see how it measures up with the EPA's Home Energy Yardstick! Get a simple assessment of your home's annual energy use compared to similar homes with insights into how much of your home's energy use is related to heating and cooling versus other everyday uses like appliances, lighting, and hot water. Click here to learn more and improve the comfort of your home while lowering your utility bill! 

NEWS UPDATE: 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

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Our basic plan comparable to current SCE rates and energy mix

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DCE’s premium plan will give you 50% renewable & 100% carbon-free energy

How Do I Join Desert Community Energy?

You don't have to. If you are a Palm Springs resident or business, you will automatically be enrolled in our Carbon Free plan. This energy is the best way to reduce your carbon footprint and help our climate crisis because it is 100% carbon-free and 50% renewable. You also may opt down to our Desert Saver plan which provides significantly less green energy than our Carbon Free plan at a lower cost. 

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

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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). Effective June 1, the California Public Utilities Commission announced new 2020-2021 income guidelines for CARE, FERA and Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) financial assistance programs. 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 www.sce.com/care.

Bill Payment Assistance Alert

Southern California Edison (SCE) has implemented consumer protections in response to COVID-19 for customers experiencing economic hardship. These protections, which apply to impacted customers of both SCE and DCE, include no service disconnections for non-payment of electricity bills effective March 13, new flexible payment plans, and waiving late fees. If you need help, impacted customers should call SCE at (800) 655-4555 or visit their website at sce.com.

 

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Connect with us

73710 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 200
Palm Desert CA 92260
Office: (855) 357-9240
CustomerService@DesertCommunityEnergy.org

DCE in the Community

To view the DCE presentation from the March 9 & 11 community meetings, please click below:

Desert Community Energy _Palm Springs Community Meetings

You've Got Mail!

Click here to view mail notifications about DCE's program launch.