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Energy Choices

LET'S LOOK AT YOUR OPTIONS

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Santa Barbarans asked for clean energy, and 100% Green is the answer.

100% carbon-free, greenhouse gas-free energy for about $5 more/month. To meet the City's goal of 100% carbon-free energy use and make a significant impact on climate change, most people are enrolled in 100% Green.

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Everyone can help the environment. 

Green Start offers more carbon-free energy than SCE’s standard service but at the same rates. Customers with financial assistance or those who want to keep their billing rates the same can choose Green Start. 

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Resilient is the best of all 3 options.

 

Combine local energy generation through solar panels on your home or office with either 100% Green or Green Start. This is the rock star level in choosing carbon-free electricity! Net Metering (solar) customers are automatically enrolled in Resilient paired with 100% Green.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Edison CARE customers are automatically enrolled in Green Start and maintain the discount that they have on their current SCE bill.

You can change your enrollment a variety of ways - opt down to Green Start, go Resilient when you add solar, opt out and go back to SCE, or re-enroll in Santa Barbara Clean Energy. Click below for more information.

COMPARE OPTIONS

EDISON

  • Edison chooses energy

  • Same rates as Green Start but less carbon-free energy

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GREEN START

  • At least 50% carbon-free energy (more than Edison’s standard service)

  • Same rates as Edison’s standard service

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RESILIENT

  • Solar paired with either 100% Green or Green Start

  • Earn $0.0663/kWh for excess energy produced/year (Edison rates in summer 2021 were approx. $0.03/kWH)

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100% GREEN

  • 100% carbon-free energy

  • $0.012/kWh more than Green Start or about $5 more/month

  • Santa Barbara founded and led

  • Not for Profit


Added Incentives:

  • Higher solar power payments (more money for local solar)

  • Induction Cooking Test Kits

  • BCycle reduced electric bikeshare memberships

  • Discounts on backup battery storage

  • Home energy audits & water monitors  

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Programs & Incentives

WHAT DOES MY PARTICIPATION
LEVEL MEAN?

Green Start, 100% Green, and Resilient all put you on the path to a carbon-free electrical footprint. The more people that use 100% carbon-free energy, the bigger impact we have as a community in addressing climate change. The even better news is that any budget surplus gets reinvested back into our community in programs to create better energy and climate resilience - energy generated here that stays here...even when blackouts occur other places. 

PROGRAMS & INCENTIVES

Ever wondered how you can make smarter choices for our environment? We are here to help. As an added benefit, Santa Barbara Clean Energy is working on incentives and programs to address carbon emissions from electricity, gas, transportation, and waste to landfills.

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Rates & Joint Rate Comparison

RATES

Please click on the links below to see billing rates for Green Start, 100% Green, and Resilient service options.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR BILL

Please click on the video below to see an overview of electricity utility billing.

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JOINT RATE COMPARISON

As part of our mutual commitment to support your energy choice, Santa Barbara Clean Energy (SBCE) and Southern California Edison (SCE) have partnered to provide you with a comparison of typical electric rates, average monthly charges and sources of energy generated.

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