LET'S LOOK AT YOUR OPTIONS
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.
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.
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.
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.
Edison chooses energy
Same rates as Green Start but less carbon-free energy
At least 50% carbon-free energy (more than Edison’s standard service)
Same rates as Edison’s standard service
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)
100% carbon-free energy
$0.012/kWh more than Green Start or about $5 more/month
Santa Barbara founded and led
Not for Profit
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
WHAT DOES MY PARTICIPATION
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.
TIME OF USE RATES
In 2015, the California Public Utilities Commission issued a statewide initiative to encourage energy conservation during high energy demand times (generally 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm) and to shift energy use to the day when green energy is at peak production. Approximately, half of Santa Barbarans are already on Time of Use Rates. Please click below to learn more, ways to save money and energy, or how to opt out. Time of Use rates apply to the Santa Barbara Clean Energy generation and Southern California Edison portions of your electricity bill.
JOINT RATE COMPARISON
To provide a rate comparison for our customers, please click below to view common rates and average monthly charges with Santa Barbara Clean Energy and Southern California Edison. This includes a sample comparison of our rates, average monthly bills, and power generation portfolio content based on service option.