Del Mar Times
The Clean Energy Alliance is thinking about offering a plan aimed at low-income residents and small businesses, although it would provide a smaller percentage of renewable energy.
As one of the newest Community Choice Energy programs, which offer residences and businesses more clean energy at slight discounts compared to their traditional utility providers, the CEA is scheduled to begin serving customers in May in its three member cities of Del Mar, Solana Beach and Carlsbad.
In addition to providing customers with the long-planned 50% and 100% renewable energy option, the CEA is also considering a 36% option for low-income customers and small businesses who are especially wary of their expenses due to the pandemic.
During a Jan. 13 meeting, the Solana Beach City Council decided to leave open the possibility of an option for customers to receive 36% renewable energy in their new plans, in addition to the 50% and 100% options. The higher the percentage of clean energy a customer selects, the more their bills will be.