Ventura has a new electricity provider how will this affect my service?

Customers can choose the level of renewable energy generation and rate option.

XResidents in the city of Ventura and 31 other communities in Southern California will begin to receive electricity service from Clean Power Alliance starting in February 2019. Clean Power Alliance (CPA) is the new locally operated and controlled electricity provider in Southern California. The benefits of CPA include local management and control of energy sources, stable and competitive electricity rates, and clean renewable energy content.

The CPA was formed through a partnership between public agencies throughout Los Angeles and Ventura counties and will provide more choices to communities seeking an alternative to the traditional investor-owned utility model. By promoting the use of clean renewable power, the City is supporting the state’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

As our new electricity provider, CPA will purchase clean power on behalf of its customers and Southern California Edison (SCE) will deliver it. SCE will continue to deliver electricity through its transmission lines, read your electric meter, send monthly bills, and provide other services.

All electricity customers in the city of Ventura will automatically be enrolled in the 100% Green Power option with CPA. State law requires that customers be automatically enrolled in the default rate selected by each city.

This option provides the largest environmental benefit and means that CPA will be buying renewable energy (e.g. wind and solar) to meet the demands of its customers. The 100% Green Power option has a 7-9% cost premium over the 2019 SCE standard rates. CPA customers can also choose the 50% Clean Power, a 0-1% cost savings compared to SCE standard rates, and 36% Lean Power, a 1-2% savings compared to SCE standard rates.

Customers can choose the level of renewable energy generation and rate option, or opt out and remain with SCE, at any time (visit the CPA website at for details). To better understand what your bill could look like with different CPA and SCE rate options, use the bill comparison calculator on their website—be sure to have your SCE bill handy so you have your current rate and electricity usage.

Customers currently enrolled in CARE, FERA, Medical Baseline, Level Pay, and Summer Discount Program will automatically be enrolled in the 100% Green Power rate and will continue to receive the same discount. CPA service for non-residential customers is scheduled to begin in May 2019.

To learn more, change your rate option, or opt out of the program, please visit or call 888-585-3788.

Note: The Jan. 30 issue of the Breeze will have further details about the program.

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