Power Share Program

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The Power Share Program powers your home with renewable energy, while saving you 20% off your total monthly electric bill.

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Power Share is a program offered by the Clean Power Alliance to provide customers access to clean power, who may otherwise not have access to solar, wind, and other renewable technologies. Power Share will provide income-qualified customers in under-resourced communities with 100% renewable energy. When qualified customers sign up for Power Share, they will receive a 20% discount on their total monthly electric bill.  

When combined with your CARE or FERA discounts, you could save up to 45% off your monthly bill. 

If you have any questions or need help checking your eligibility and enrolling, please call our customer service team at 1-855-585-3788 or click here to see if you qualify.

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Signing up is simple. Use the enrollment form above or contact us at 888-585-3788 today to find out if you’re eligible and to enroll in Power Share. Have a recent electric bill handy to locate your service account number.

To participate in Power Share, you must:

  1. Live in a “Disadvantaged Community” (DAC) as defined by the State of California. For a map of DACs in Clean Power Alliance’s service territory click here or visit the CalEnviroScreen website.
  2. Be eligible for the CARE or FERA financial assistance programs.

Power Share is available to eligible residential customers on a first-come, first-served basis until the program capacity limit is reached.

Not enrolled in CARE or FERA? To check your eligibility and sign up for CARE or FERA, click here.

How does it work?

Qualifying customers will receive a 20% discount on top of other electric bill discounts they may already receive, including the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) or Family Electric Rates Assistance (FERA) programs. The 20% Power Share discount will be applied to the customer’s already discounted CARE or FERA rate, for a total bill discount of approximately 35% to 45%.

I get my bill from Southern California Edison. How can CPA give me a discount?

Clean Power Alliance purchases clean power that Southern California Edison (SCE) delivers through its transmission network. Your monthly electric bill from Southern California Edison (SCE) includes CPA charges for electric supply along with SCE charges for delivery of the electricity to your home. The 20% Power Share discount will appear on the CPA portion of your bill.

Who is eligible?

Customers must be served by Clean Power Alliance and reside within a disadvantaged community. Disadvantaged communities (DACs) are defined by CalEPA as the top 25 percent of census tracts based on income and pollution burden factors.

Customers must also be eligible for the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) or Family Electric Rates Assistance (FERA) low-income programs to participate in Power Share. If a customer is eligible for CARE or FERA but not currently signed up, we recommend they apply for CARE/FERA before they apply for Power Share. Please go to https://www.sce.com/residential/assistance/care-fera for full program details, and to apply.

 

# of Persons in HouseholdCalifornia Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE)Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA)
1-2Up to $34,430Not Eligible
3Up to $43,440$43,441–$54,300
4Up to $52,400$52,401–$65,500
5Up to $61,360$61,361–$76,700
6Up to $70,320$70,321–$87,900
7Up to $79,280$79,281–$99,100
8Up to $88,240$88,241–$110,300
Each additional personUp to $8,960$8,960–$11,200

 

If a customer does not wish to sign up for CARE/FERA, they may still certify that they qualify for these programs by emailing CPA at powershare@cleanpoweralliance.org and completing a self-certification form. However, they will not receive the CARE/FERA discounts.

How do customers sign up for Power Share?

Customers can check eligibility and enroll in the Power Share program on a first-come, first-served basis using one of the following methods:

Applicants not currently on CARE or FERA rates will be directed to Southern California Edison to enroll in those discount programs prior to Power Share enrollment (https://www.sce.com/residential/assistance/care-fera). Once CPA’s Power Share program capacity is reached, eligible applicants will be placed on a wait list, and will be enrolled as clean power capacity becomes available.

What will I need to sign up for Power Share?

  • Your Southern California Edison Customer Number, listed at the top of your monthly electric bill.
  • Name
  • Zip code

Is there a fee to enroll?

No. Enrolling in the Power Share program is free.

Do I have to buy or install anything?

No. Enrolling in the Power Share program does not require you to purchase or install any equipment. This program is funded by the California Public Utilities Commission and is provided to qualified customers free of charge. The purpose of the program is to help customers and communities in need.

How do you decide what a disadvantaged community is?

The State of California has defined what qualifies as a “Disadvantaged Community.”  In the definition, the State considers areas that are most impacted by environmental, economic, and health burdens. You can learn more on the CPUC’s website: CPUC.CA.GOV/DISCOM/

I’m not enrolled in CARE or FERA. Can I still participate?

Yes. If you are eligible for CARE or FERA, but not enrolled, you may still participate in Power Share if you meet the other Power Share program requirements. You will need to either enroll in CARE or FERA, or, certify that you are eligible for one of these programs. We encourage you to enroll in CARE or FERA if you are eligible, in order to benefit from the CARE/FERA discount of 18% to 30% on your monthly energy bill in addition to the 20% Power Share discount.

How do I enroll in CARE or FERA?

To find out if you qualify and enroll in CARE or FERA, apply online: https://www.sce.come/care or contact SCE at 800-655-4555 (customer hold times vary; CPA recommends applying online). 

Will I lose my CARE or FERA discount if I enroll in Power Share?

No. You will retain your CARE or FERA discount, and the 20% Power Share discount will be applied to your CARE or FERA rate, for a total discount of approximately 35% [FERA] to 45% [CARE] on your monthly bill.

How long will the program last? Will it run out of money?

The Power Share program is ongoing. Once you are enrolled in Power Share, you will continue to receive the discount as long as you meet the qualifications (for up to 20 years). However, there is limited program capacity related to power usage. Once the Power Share program capacity is allocated to customers on a first come, first served basis, customers will be placed on a wait list. 

If I am already on CPA’s 100% Green Power service, can I participate?

If you enroll in Power Share, you will be switched from CPA’s 100% Green Power rate option to the Power Share rate. You will continue to receive 100% renewable energy, with the added benefit of the 20% discount on your monthly bill.

I’m in a 100% Green Power default city. If I enroll in Power Share, will I still get the CPA subsidy for CARE or FERA customers?

CPA provides CARE/FERA customers in 100% Green Power default cities with 100% renewable energy at the same price as Clean Power.

What happens if I move? 

If you turn off service at your current address and move to a new location, you will need to recertify eligibility for Power Share at the new location by going to our website (cleanpoweralliance.org/power-share/) or by calling or emailing us. If you still meet the eligibility requirements you will keep your enrollment in the Power Share program, as long as 1) your electricity turn-on date at the new location is within 90 days of the final billing date at your previous location, and 2) CPA receives your application within that 90-day period.  

Can I leave the Power Share program?

Yes. There is no minimum length of time that a customer must participate and there is no termination fee associated with de-enrolling from the Power Share program. If you choose to leave the Power Share program, the change will become effective no later than two billing periods after the date CPA receives your request to de-enroll. Customers are eligible to remain in the Power Share program for a period of up to 20 years from the date they first begin service under the program.

Can I participate if I am in a demand response program?

Yes, Power Share customers can concurrently participate in any Demand Response (DR) programs for which they are eligible. All demand response payments and credits are based on a customer’s metered usage and are not impacted by participation in the Power Share program.  

Can I participate if I am a Net Energy Metering (NEM) customer?

Unfortunately, Net Energy Metering (NEM) customers are not eligible for Power Share.

I’m on CPA’s Lean Power or Clean Power rate. Can I stay on that rate and participate in Power Share?

If you enroll in Power Share you will be switched from Lean Power or Clean Power to the Power Share rate. The Power Share rate will give you a 20% discount on your total bill based on the Clean Power rate, and your bills will be lower than if you stayed on Lean Power or Clean Power rate.

What happens if I opt up or down to a different CPA rate option after I enroll in Power Share?

Once you’ve enrolled in Power Share, if you switch your account to another CPA rate option you will be automatically disenrolled from Power Share. You can re-enroll at a later date if you meet the eligibility requirements and if the program is accepting new enrollments.

Are there ineligible rate schedules?

Customers on the following rates are ineligible for the Power Share program:

  • Net Energy Metering (NEM)
  • A master meter rate schedule (Schedules DM, DMS-1, DMS-2 or DMS-3)
  • TOU-EV-1 
  • TOU-D-T
  • DE (utility employee) rate schedules
  • Non-residential rate schedules

What if I lose my CARE or FERA eligibility?

Customers who, after enrollment into the Power Share program, become ineligible for CARE or FERA will be disenrolled from Power Share. If you become qualified for CARE/FERA again in the future, you may re-enroll in the Power Share program if there is capacity available.  

If Power Share becomes fully subscribed, what can I do?

You can be placed on the waitlist. If you join the waitlist your account will be automatically enrolled in Power Share as soon as space in the program becomes available, provided you still meet the eligibility requirements at that time. 

Please note:  The subscription limit for Power Share is based on customer electricity usage so we cannot provide a specific number limit, but there is space for thousands of customers.

Where can I get more information?

Visit www.cleanpoweralliance.org/powershare for additional program details and the CPA Power Share Tariff which includes all program terms and conditions.

You can help to save the environment by using clean energy! Qualified customers can save 20% on your bill with our new Power Share program.

With Power Share, disadvantaged communities get all the benefits of clean power:

  • Financial – save 20% on your electric bill (an average customer can receive $172 a year off your bill)
  • Environmental – by using solar-generated clean power, when you turn on the lights you can reduce harmful emissions leading to cleaner air
  • Health – cleaner air means better health for you, your family, friends, and neighbors

The 20% Power Share discount will be applied to customers’ already discounted California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) or Family Electric Rates Assistance (FERA) programs, if you participate in CARE or FERA.** This can lead to an overall bill discount of approximately 35-45%.

To participate in Power Share, you must:

  1. Live in a “Disadvantaged Community” (DAC) as defined by the State of California. For a map of DACs in Clean Power Alliance’s service territory click here or visit the CalEnviroScreen website.
  2. Be eligible for the CARE or FERA financial assistance programs.

Power Share is available to eligible residential customers on a first-come, first-served basis until the program capacity limit is reached.

Not enrolled in CARE or FERA? To check your eligibility and sign up for CARE or FERA, click here.

Clean Power Alliance is here to support our customers. We believe your electricity should be clean, affordable, and equitable. As part of our commitment to support our communities, we participate in many programs that provide our customers with resources to access clean, affordable energy. 

*Power Share savings for the average customer is approximately $172 per year. Pricing is for a typical customer and subject to Clean Power Alliance Terms and Conditions of Service. Power Share Terms and Conditions or Rates may be adjusted at a duly noticed meeting of the Clean Power Alliance Board of Directors. Board agendas are available at: cleanpoweralliance.org/agendas.

 

**CARE and FERA are statewide programs administered by Southern California Edison (SCE) for all income-qualified Clean Power Alliance customers. Clean Power Alliance customers must qualify for CARE or FERA in order to participate in the Power Share program. Applying for the Power Share program does not automatically enroll you in CARE or FERA. To find out if you qualify and to enroll in CARE or FERA contact SCE at (800) 655-4555 or apply online at: sce.com/care.

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