Clean Energy Alliance Began Serving the Cities of Oceanside and Vista on April 1

Clean Energy Alliance Began Serving the Cities of Oceanside and Vista on April 1

Clean Energy Alliance (CEA) officially launched service in the cities of Oceanside and Vista on April 1, 2024. CEA is a public, not-for-profit entity and an alternative to San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) for power generation. The program provides residents with clean energy choices at competitive rates.

Oceanside and Vista join CEA’s existing member cities of Carlsbad, Del Mar, Escondido, San Marcos and Solana Beach in providing cleaner energy to their residents and businesses. Across the member cities, CEA replaces SDG&E as the entity responsible for purchasing power from energy providers. SDG&E continues to deliver this energy to homes and businesses and continues to handle all energy billing. Customers from Oceanside and Vista will continue to receive one bill from SDG&E for all energy services, including CEA’s charges for power generation.

“We’re honored that Oceanside and Vista are joining us in our pursuit of a more sustainable future,” said CEA Board Chair David Druker. “The creation and expansion of CEA is essential in reaching emission reduction goals across North San Diego County — we’re proud to welcome them into our alliance.”

Customers have several options when it comes to choosing their energy rates and portfolio composition with CEA. Oceanside and Vista residents were automatically enrolled in Clean Impact Plus, which provides 50% renewable and 75% carbon-free energy. They are also able to opt up to Green Impact (100% renewable energy), opt down to Clean Impact (50% renewable energy) or opt out to remain with SDG&E.

Customers who are currently enrolled in SDG&E’s discount programs such as CARE/FERA and Medical Baseline will continue to receive the discounts and benefits of these programs through CEA. CEA also offers Personal Impact, a program for customers with rooftop solar who were enrolled in net energy metering (NEM) prior to April 14, 2023. If customers enrolled in NEM after April 14, 2023, they are eligible for CEA’s Solar Impact program. Personal Impact and Solar Impact are designed to mirror SDG&E’s net energy metering and solar billing programs while offering customers a higher net surplus compensation rate than SDG&E on excess energy produced by a customer’s solar energy system. Customers do not lose their NEM 1.0 or NEM 2.0 status when they are enrolled in CEA.

“The cities of Carlsbad, Del Mar and Solana Beach joined forces to form CEA back in 2019,” continued Druker. “Our cross-city collaboration was kickstarted by efforts to meet emission reduction goals and be a resource in our member cities meeting their climate action plan goals. CEA allows for more local control — since CEA’s Board is made up of city council members from the 7 member agencies.”

To learn more about CEA, visit TheCleanEnergyAlliance.org.