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 evaluating a launch date that maximizes the benefits to our customers.
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.
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.
Can I be part of it?
After years of planning, we're gearing up to launch in 2020, starting with residential and commercial customers in Palm Springs.
If you live or work in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, or Palm Desert, consider joining our new Community Advisory Committee. This volunteer group will help DCE reach its full potential by advising our Board on everything from operations and policy to outreach and education to programs the make clean energy affordable and accessible to all. We're looking for a diverse cross-section of members from each community - not just energy experts! Applications are being accepted now.
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.