CARE/FERA Enrollment Plan

As part of Desert Community Energy’s (DCE) commitment to saving the planet, the City of Palm Springs has chosen the Carbon Free plan as their default option. This will provide 100% carbon-free energy to the City of Palm Springs. In doing so, this will give residents and businesses within the City the opportunity to lead the way to a greener future for generations to come. CARE, FERA, and Medical Baseline Allowance program customers will automatically be enrolled in the Carbon Free plan as well so they, too, can help save the planet. The good news is CARE customers will be billed at the lower Desert Saver rate, so they will see a savings in their bill. CARE, FERA , and Medical Baseline customers will be able to fight climate change alongside other residents without having to pay more.

Financial Assistance Programs

Financial assistance programs for qualifying low income households offer significant savings on utility bills.

If you currently participate in CARE, FERA, or similar financial assistance programs, your status will not change when you're enrolled in Desert Community Energy.

If you're not currently participating in one of these financial assistance programs and are interested in learning more about how you can save up to 30% on your energy bill, call (760) 469-9284 or email

If you have medical limitations and you're not currently participating in assistance programs, visit the "Help With Your Bill" section on to apply.