Cleaner electricity

Lower rates

Local control

Your Public Electricity Provider in Palm Springs, Cathedral City and Palm Desert.

In the Coachella Valley, our residents and our environment are priorities. That’s why three of our cities have formed a cleaner, greener energy provider to lower electricity rates, while allowing us to improve air quality and reinvest in local resources at the same time. Desert Community Energy is the POWER of Choice, putting people in charge and keeping revenues here at home.

DCE is delaying its August 2018 start date and is evaluating a new launch date that maximizes the benefits to our customers. Read our Chairman’s letter here.

How it works

DCE sources cleaner electricity and feeds it into the grid, partnering with Southern California Edison to deliver it and manage the lines, poles, and customer service. That means lower rates and cleaner electricity for you—and you don’t have to do a thing to join. Enrollment in the program is automatic, saving you time and money.


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The choice is yours


Our automatic rate-saving service will give you cleaner electricity—35% renewable and 50% carbon-free—at lower rates.


Or you can choose our premium service—100% carbon-free—if you want to reduce your carbon footprint even more.
The cost is identical to SCE’s current rates.

You may also Opt Out if you prefer, but you'll miss out on lower rates and cleaner electricity.


Can I be part of it?

Desert Community Energy will operate exclusively in Palm Springs, Cathedral City and Palm Desert, for all residential and commercial electricity users.

Read more here to find out about DCE’s launch plans.

How do I apply?

Great news—there’s no application needed. If you have an SCE account in Palm Springs, Cathedral City or Palm Desert, you’ll be automatically included when we launch, as Desert Community Energy will become the default electricity provider for these 3 cities at that time.

You can always opt up to our premium, 100% carbon-free product, or opt out to stay with SCE. Or call toll free (855) 357-9240.


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