Sonoma Clean Power - Community Choice Aggregation
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Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) is a planned Community Choice program for providing green electricity at competitive prices to the residents and businesses of Sonoma County. SCP will be a public agency and not-for-profit electricity provider offering you the choice of having more electricity supplied from clean, renewable resources at stable and affordable rates.
Based on 11 wholesale bids received by energy providers to supply electricity to SCP, residential rates will fall between 1.8 percent below and 1 percent above PG&E's rates, and commercial rates will be between 3 percent below and 0.5 percent above. The exact rates will be set in October, following further negotiations with the most competitive supply companies.
Why is SCP a Good Idea?
Because we can use more renewable energy without paying more. SCP will start service with 33 percent renewable energy, a significant increase over PG&E's 20 percent, and at a rate that will be competitive with PG&E. SCP will provide a competitive alternative for electricity service and be operated in the public's interest.
We also have an opportunity to get the full value of our energy costs by investing the net proceeds into local programs and projects right here in Sonoma County. As a public agency and not-for-profit electricity provider, SCP will reinvest a portion of your ratepayer dollars locally. That means more jobs and a boost to our local industry.
What Will Change?
If you choose to stay with Sonoma Clean Power, the source of your energy will change so that 33 percent of your electricity will come from renewable energy. You will be voting for greener and more local power. Everything else will stay the same. PG&E will continue to read your meter, send your bill and provide the same power line maintenance and repair services they always have.
If you choose to opt out of the program, you will stay with PG&E and nothing will change.
For a lot more detail, see the Frequently Asked Questions.