DCE will offer competitive rates for cleaner, greener power.
Desert Community Energy will buy cleaner, greener power from sources that are as close to home as possible, and feed them into the electricity grid (SCE will continue to manage the power lines, infrastructure, billing, and service).
When you're enrolled in Desert Community Energy, you will continue to receive a single monthly bill, but Desert Community Energy's power generation charges will replace SCE’s charges.
Desert Community Energy rates will be set annually by our Board of Directors, meaning that you’ll have a more predictable idea of your power generation rates. And you’ll know that your electricity provider is locally managed by community leaders who have your best interests at heart.
Each year, Desert Community Energy and SCE will publish a Joint Rate Comparison to indicate how our rates and energy sources compare.
- Our Desert Saver rate is 0.5% lower than SCE's basic rate.
- Our Carbon Free rate is 3-4% less than SCE's Green Rate.
The following tables show a comparison of an average bill for a Residential, CARE, and FERA customer based on SCE rates as of January 1, 2020.
The following table shows a comparison of an average bill for a Medium Commercial customer based on SCE rates as of January 1, 2020.