Western Community Energy is a CCA program that gives your local government the opportunity to buy electricity directly from its source and then offers it to the community at a more competitive rate than your current utility provider.
This gives you more control of what type of energy resources you use, how the rates are set and what your energy programs look like—all at a less expensive rate than you’re paying now.
How It Works
Your community buys the power at a more competitive rate.
You choose an energy type and rate based on your preferences.
As a local program, any profits go back to your community.
Your current utility provider continues to maintain your power.
The Benefits of Western
1. You, the community member or business owner get to choose what type of energy resources you use.
2. Your local elected officials will be in charge of deciding on energy resources, rate-setting, and administration. This means the programs are more suited to your individual community and it promotes local accountability and transparency, too.
3. Your energy will cost less! Right now, you’re stuck with whatever SCE charges you, based on whatever rates and contract they’ve been locked into with their energy provider. We now have the opportunity to negotiate more competitive rates for our communities and pass it on to each individual consumer.
4. Your communities can continue to get more involved and spur economic growth by investing in the development of its own local, renewable energy production.