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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Malibu CPA Customers Will Receive 100% Green, Renewable Power Starting Oct. 2020

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The City of Malibu is proud to announce that our community will now receive 100% clean, renewable power at competitive rates from Clean Power Alliance (CPA).


“All communities should take action to be part of the global effort to combat climate change, and going to 100% clean, renewable energy is a step forward,” said Mayor Mikke Pierson. “Fighting climate change is especially important for Malibu, where nearly the entire City is right on the coast and highly vulnerable to sea level change, and is among the Santa Monica Mountains, where climate can make fire conditions like wind, heat, humidity and drought much more dangerous.” 

In December 2018, the City joined Clean Power Alliance, a public agency made up of 32 local governments across Los Angeles and Ventura counties working together to bring clean, renewable power choices to our communities. CPA began service in Malibu for residential customers in February 2019 and for non-residential customers in May 2019. 

On October 28, 2019, the Malibu City Council approved the selection of 100% Green Power as the default electricity choice for Clean Power Alliance customers in the City. Starting in October 2020, Malibu’s Clean Power Alliance customers will receive 100% renewable power generated by solar, wind and other renewable and carbon-free resources in California and the surrounding region. 

CPA’s 100% Green Power will eliminate air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from local electricity use.  It is estimated to cost customers 7-9% over Southern California Edison (SCE) base rates. Customers can choose a different rate option with lower cost and lower renewable content at any time. 

Malibu now joins more than a third of CPA’s member cities and counties in selecting 100% Green Power, including Culver City, Manhattan Beach, Ojai, Oxnard, Rolling Hills Estates, Santa Monica, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Ventura County, and West Hollywood. 

Starting in Fiscal Year 2019-2020, Malibu has used 100% Green Power in all City-owned facilities, meeting the California Senate Bill 100 mandate of 100% zero-carbon, clean renewable energy electricity this year, 25 years ahead of the bill’s 2045 deadline. 

Residents and businesses are automatically enrolled in the 100% Green Power rate option starting October 2020. Residential customers currently enrolled in the CARE, FERA, and Medical Baseline assistance programs can receive the 100% Green Power at no additional charge.  

Customers can also select from two other CPA rate options: Clean Power, which provides 50% renewable content at no extra cost, compared to SCE rates and Lean Power, which provides 36% renewable content, with a 1-2% savings compared to SCE rates. 

Customers may change their CPA rate or opt out and return to SCE at any time. To change your rate option or see how your bill compares with SCE, visit the website or call CPA at 888-585-3788. 

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