Clean Electricity

Community Reinvestment

Local Control

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 25,000 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 helping fight climate change by reducing carbon emissions by 21% this past year!


Get a FREE Smart Thermostat + Get Paid to Save Energy

DCE residential* customers in Palm Springs qualify for a very special offer from OhmConnect -- a FREE smart thermostat! Already have one? No problem. Get $25 and 2 smart plugs instead! 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. 

DCE Is Here To Help: Financial Assistance & COVID-19 Resources Available

We recognize the financial hardship that many of our customers may be facing due to COVID-19 and DCE is here to help. Whether you are a residential or commercial customer, there are various programs available to help you save money and get financial assistance. Click here to learn more! 

Save Money On Your Electricity Bill With DCE

Click here to watch this special announcement from 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.

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! 

Join the DCE Team: Program Manager Position

Join the DCE Team by applying for the Program Manager position by clicking here.

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. 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. 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.


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

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


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Desert Community Energy - DCEMonday, January 17th, 2022 at 6:00pm

Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and remember his tireless advocacy and vision for a more just and compassionate country. #MLKDay #palmsprings

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Today is #NationalStickerDay so reach out to us if you want to stop by to pick up your #DCE 100% Carbon Free sticker today in Palm Springs! #CarbonFree #PalmSprings

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Desert Community Energy - DCETuesday, January 11th, 2022 at 8:15pm

If you're looking to start off the new year with a new appliance at home, make sure that it's energy efficient and rated by ENERGY STAR. #DCE #savemoney #savemoney #EnergyStar

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Desert Community Energy - DCESunday, January 9th, 2022 at 10:15pm

How big are your carbon footprints? Check out this fun and educational kids TEDtalk! #DCE #PalmSprings #ActOnClimate #carbonfootprint #sundayfunday

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STOMP if you have a cell phone!! Julius Jenkins received the action of the entire audience by demonstrating that everyone can reduce the size of their carbo...
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Desert Community Energy - DCEFriday, January 7th, 2022 at 8:15pm

Start the new year off by doing your part to help save the environment while improving the comfort of your home and lowering energy costs. Saving energy is a resolution you can keep, it's easier than dieting! #DCE #saveenergy...

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Desert Community Energy - DCESaturday, January 1st, 2022 at 5:29pm

Happy New Year!!! #DCE #PalmSprings #CarbonFree


Connect with us

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

DCE in the Community

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

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You've Got Mail!

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

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