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.
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 currently is about a 2.5% increase on your bill over SCE’s base rate for residential customers. You can save money on your bill by opting down to the Desert Saver plan that is about a 1.5% savings compared to SCE’s base rate. 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!
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.
New Economic Preparation & Protection Plan
The Coachella Valley is severely impacted by COVID-19. In response, our partner Lift to Rise is launching an Economic Preparation and Protection Plan for all affected residents throughout the region. The plan outlines the resources available to assist residents with food, unemployment benefits, utility bill payments, housing and rent, medical care, and education needs. Check out the full plan at LiftToRise.org/protection!
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.
The Choice Is Yours
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.
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.
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DCE in the Community
To view the DCE presentation from the March 9 & 11 community meetings, please click below: