UPDATE! Clean Energy Alliance is in San Marcos NOW.

Effective April 1, 2023, residents and businesses of San Marcos were officially enrolled with a new default energy provider: Clean Energy Alliance (CEA). CEA, a locally controlled not-for-profit entity, offers clean energy options at competitive rates to power your home or business. CEA currently serves the cities of Carlsbad, Del Mar and Solon Beach. Along with San Marcos, CEA became the default energy in Escondido in April 2023, and will be followed by Oceanside and Vista in April 2024.


As of April 1, all San Marcos residents were automatically enrolled in CEA’s Clean Impact Plus power product, the default selected by the City of San Marcos offering 75% carbon-free energy. The default product for San Marcos is selected by its city council.

CEA is proud to offer 3 power supply products, including Green Impact, which supplies 100% renewable energy. Customers will have the option to opt up to Green Impact 100% renewable or down to Clean Impact 50% renewable, or they may also choose to opt-out and remain with SDG&E. 

CEA’s Personal Impact option is for NEM customers who generate their own power via solar, wind, or other r and want to offset their energy costs by selling their excess energy to CEA. Customers who are already enrolled in SDG&E’s Net Energy Metering Program will automatically be enrolled in CEA’s Personal Impact program. Personal Impact customers are afforded the same option to opt up to Green Impact, opt down to Clean Impact or opt out of CEA and remain with SDG&E


Each month, CEA customers receive a single monthly bill from SDG&E. This bill includes all recent electric charges, including CEA’s power generation charges. SDG&E will continue to charge for the transmission and delivery services they provide.

To learn more about the Clean Energy Alliance, visit: TheCleanEnergyAlliance.org.