On April 1, 2023, residents and businesses of San Marcos will have 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. Along with San Marcos, CEA will become the default energy provider in Escondido in April 2023, followed by Oceanside and Vista in April 2024. Founding members, Carlsbad, Del Mar and Solana Beach, are eager to welcome each new member community.
CEA follows the community choice energy model allowing local governments to purchase energy directly from power suppliers to meet their community’s electricity needs, offering an alternative to investor-owned utilities. SDG&E will continue to handle power transmission and distribution to homes and businesses, as well as customer billing.
Your Power Supply Options
CEA is proud to offer 3 power supply products, including Green Impact, which boasts 100% renewable energy. The City of San Marcos City Council has selected Clean Impact Plus as the default product for all customers, which offers 75% carbon-free energy content. 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 solar, wind, or other renewable power 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 become enrolled in CEA’s Personal Impact program upon enrolling with CEA. While Personal Impact customers generate their own energy, there may be times when customers may need to use energy from the grid, meaning customers also have the option to opt-up to 100% renewable energy by opting up to Green Impact!
To learn more about the Clean Energy Alliance, visit: TheCleanEnergyAlliance.org.