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Net Energy Metering (NEM) is applicable for all customers with on-site renewable energy systems, such as solar panels, to receive credits on their energy bill when they generate more energy than they need. If you were already enjoying the benefits of a NEM program with SCE, as WCE customer your account will automatically enrolled in WCE’s Choice Solar Program. What is the Benefit of WCE's Choice Solar Plan versus SCE's NEM Program? With WCE you can earn substantially more for every kilowatt-hour (kWh) you provide back to the grid compared to other utility programs. At the end of each month, WCE tallies...

Delivery and generation charges are not new. Delivery charges include the cost of delivering energy to your home or business including transmission, distribution, maintenance and a variety of other fees. In sum, delivery charges reflect costs to move electricity to you. Supply/Generation charges are the charges related to the costs of the electricity you use in your home or business. In sum, generation charges reflect costs to purchase electricity for you. Historically, the delivery and generation charges electricity were bundled and provided by Southern California Edison (SCE). As a Western Community Energy customer, WCE replaces SCE's generation services, and we are...

October 14 - NEWS RELEASE FROM CALIFORNIA ISO:   Flex Alert issued for tomorrow; statewide energy conservation needed Unseasonable high heat will lead to increased electricity demand late in day FOLSOM, Calif. - The California Independent System Operator (ISO) has issued a statewide Flex Alert, a call for voluntary electricity conservation, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow. With high temperatures in the forecast, the power grid operator is predicting an increase in electricity demand, primarily from air conditioning use. The temperatures are above normal for this time of year, creating an anticipated shortage in energy supply in the late afternoon hours through the evening. Consumers...

Recently, we have been receiving a lot of inquiries as to why customers have been receiving bills with higher charges—especially in the last few months. There are a number of different factors to consider, but here are a few reasons that might customers might be seeing a change to the cost of their energy: Transitioning from Winter to Summer Rates During summer months, customers demand for electricity is at its highest, especially in the late afternoon and early evening. Electric bills are usually lowest during the milder spring and fall months, when cooling or heating systems aren't utilized as much. The decreased...

SEPT. 30, 2020 - NEWS RELEASE FROM CALIFORNIA ISO:   Flex Alert issued for tomorrow, calling for energy conservation Reduced capacity, along with fires and heat, impacting energy supplies FOLSOM, Calif. - The California Independent System Operator (ISO) has issued a statewide Flex Alert, a call for voluntary electricity conservation, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow. With high temperatures in the forecast, the power grid operator is predicting an increase in electricity demand, primarily from air conditioning use. Reduced capacity, along with fire activity and heat, has led to a potential shortage of energy supply tomorrow evening. Earlier this afternoon, a Grid Alert was issued...

SEPT. 3, 2020 - NEWS RELEASE FROM CALIFORNIA ISO:   Flex Alert issued for weekend, calling for energy conservation Power grid operator predicts high heat, energy demand this holiday weekend FOLSOM, Calif. - The California Independent System Operator (ISO) has issued a statewide Flex Alert, a call for voluntary electricity conservation, beginning Saturday and Extending through Monday, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Labor Day weekend temperatures are forecast 10-20 degrees above normal for California, and the power grid operator is predicting an increase in electricity demand, primarily from air conditioning use. Overnight temperatures statewide are projected to be at least 10 degrees higher than...

  LET’S WORK TOGETHER THROUGH WEDNESDAY TO MINIMIZE POSSIBLE OUTAGES   Due to the strain on the power grid during this excessive heat wave, the CA Grid Operator, CAISO, may call for rotating outages through Wednesday, August 19. View today’s energy supply and demand outlook: http://www.caiso.com/TodaysOutlook/Pages/default.aspx.  To read more about Flex Alerts, please click here.   What’s CAISO and how does it relate to WCE? The California Independent System Operator manages the California electric grid and the energy market for 80% of the state of California. WCE depends on CAISO to ensure reliable energy, and most of the energy we use comes through CAISO. The cost of this energy...