Clean Power Alliance’s Power Share program provides income-qualified customers in under-resourced communities with 100% renewable energy and a 20 percent discount. Customers who would not otherwise have access to solar, wind, or other renewable technologies can benefit from joining Power Share. When combined with CARE or FERA discounts, you could save up to 45% off your monthly electric bill.
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To participate in Power Share, you must meet the following criteria:
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? Check your eligibility and sign up for CARE or FERA
|# of Persons in Household||California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE)||Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA)|
|1-2||Up to $34,840||Not Eligible|
|3||Up to $43,920||$43,921–$54,900|
|4||Up to $53,000||$53,001–$66,250|
|5||Up to $62,080||$62,081–$77,600|
|6||Up to $71,160||$71,161–$88,950|
|7||Up to $80,240||$80,241–$100,300|
|8||Up to $89,320||$89,321–$111,650|
|Each additional person||Up to $9,080||$9,080–$11,350|
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.
To apply, you will need the following:
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%
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.
CPA acquires green energy supply (solar, wind, water) sourced locally and regionally
SCE delivers the power, maintains the lines, and reads your meter
You benefit from more clean power options
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.
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/
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.
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).
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.
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 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.
CPA provides CARE/FERA customers in 100% Green Power default cities with 100% renewable energy at the same price as Clean Power.
If you turn off service at your current address and move to a new location, you will need to recertify your 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.
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.
Yes. Power Share customers can concurrently participate in any Demand Response (DR) program(s) 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.
Unfortunately, Net Energy Metering (NEM) customers are not eligible for 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.
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.
Customers on the following rates are ineligible for the Power Share program:
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.
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.
CPA is investing $200 million in local communities to increase the reliability of clean energy and improve access to green options.
*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.