PRESS RELEASE: Western Community Energy Bill Comparison Tool Now Available

RIVERSIDE, California – Western Community Energy (WCE) customers can now compare their energy rates and costs with the release of an online Bill Comparison Tool.

WCE is a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program serving customers in the Cities of Eastvale, Hemet, Jurupa Valley, Norco, Perris, and Wildomar. The program allows local leaders the opportunity to purchase electricity directly from its source and offer it to the businesses and residents in these cities at a cost competitive rate. WCE projects that its customers will save a total of approximately $6 million annually on their electric bills.

The new Bill Comparison Tool allows WCE customers to calculate specific rates and better understand what their bills would look like with various electric rate options. Customers only need to access the online tool, provide their rate, service location (city) and energy usage in kWh to use the Tool to compare rates. To access the Bill Comparison Tool, please visit the following link: https://westerncommunityenergy.com/billing-and-rates.

For further questions, please feel free to contact the Western Community Energy Customer Service Center at (866) 356-4175 or customerservice@westerncommunityenergy.com.

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About Western Community Energy

Western Community Energy (WCE) is a joint powers authority, consisting of the Cities of Eastvale, Hemet, Jurupa Valley, Norco, Perris, and Wildomar, and was formed for the purpose of developing a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Program that purchases energy on behalf of its residents and businesses to offer a cost competitive alternative to electricity rates. A CCA provides the community choices when it comes to energy mixes and programs, while providing local control over rate setting. For more information, please visit westerncommunityenergy.com.

Work to form WCE began in 2016, with the development of a Feasibility Study that examined the viability of moving forward with a CCA by looking at the energy markets and the costs associated with purchasing power on behalf of its customers. As a result of the findings that a CCA would be feasible, WCE was formed as a new program.

WCE aims to provide its customers:

  • Competitive, often lower, electricity rates
  • A cleaner, more efficient energy supply
  • Consumer choice, consumer protection, and local control over rate setting and programs
  • Local jobs creation and local power resiliency
  • Opportunities to develop future complementary energy programs such as net energy metering, energy efficiency retrofits, distributed rooftop and community solar, electric vehicle incentives and demand response technologies
  • New renewable power development

 

About Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Programs

A CCA is a model that allows communities to aggregate its power and then purchase to meet the needs of its community, offering an alternative choice in the market—often the only alternative to sourcing power from the investor owned utility (IOU). CCAs can provide the communities they serve with competitively priced, clean energy choices while reinvesting revenues into projects and programs that support the local economy.

WCE Press Release -Dec 4 – Bill Comparison Tool