In 2019, the Clean Power Alliance (CPA) became a new electricity provider for the City of Paramount. The CPA is a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) made up of public agencies across Los Angeles and Ventura counties working together to bring clean, renewable power to Southern California. Partnering with the CPA is an efficient and cost-effective solution for quickly achieving significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction.
The CPA provides cleaner, cheaper electricity. Southern California Edison (SCE) continues delivering the power to our homes and businesses, maintaining and repairing infrastructure, and billing customers.
- Localized control
- Localized power
- Clean power
- Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
- Job creation
- Competitive rates
For the first time, you now have a choice when it comes to your energy provider. The CPA offers three new, competitively-priced options for your electricity. The best part? The CPA reinvests revenue back into communities to provide additional benefits such as green job creation and increased access to affordable clean energy for disadvantaged communities.
- Provides 100 percent renewable energy, providing you the opportunity to be an environmental champion leading the way to a greener future.
- Seven to 9 percent more expensive than the SCE default rate.
- Provides 50 percent renewable energy, providing you the opportunity to support building a cleaner future at a cost-competitive rate.
- Zero to 1 percent cheaper than SCE’s default rate.
- Provides 40 percent renewable energy content at the lowest possible cost, providing the added benefit of local management and control.
- One to 2 percent cheaper than SCE’s default rate.
The City of Paramount has chosen Lean Power as the default product for our community, which supports the City’s mission of building a cleaner future. At any time, you may:
- Take no action and receive competitively priced green energy while participating in building a cleaner Paramount.
- Select one of the CPA’s other options: Clean Power (50 percent renewable energy) or Green Power (100 percent renewable energy).
- Opt out of CPA-supplied power and remain a customer with SCE. Customers can make this selection or reverse it at any time.
Frequently Asked Questions
The CPA is a locally-controlled clean electricity provider for 31 member cities and counties in Southern California, including Paramount. Founded in 2017, the CPA is a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) governed by a board of directors, which includes an elected official from each member agency. Council member Laurie Guillen serves as the director from Paramount. The CPA reinvests funds in innovative projects and programs in the communities it serves.
The CPA purchases the electricity that is sent through the e wires (much of which comes from renewable energy sources) and SCE delivers the power to our homes and businesses. SCE still owns and reads your electric meter, sends your monthly bill and provides the same maintenance and other repair services it always has. The only thing that has changed is the electric generation services, with the CPA now providing your choice of 36, 50 or 100 percent renewable energy content at competitive rates.
The CPA gets its electricity from private suppliers that have gone through a rigorous qualification and selection process, with a goal of incorporating locally generated power whenever possible. These suppliers get their electricity from a variety of generation sources, such as wind or solar. The majority of power will be generated from California-based sources, with some projects located within Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. The exact proportion of each power source varies with time, based on demand and availability.
Yes. Customers enrolled in the CPA continue to receive their CARE, FERA, and Medical Baseline discount within their SCE delivery charges. There is no need to reapply with the CPA. New CARE, FERA, and Medical Baseline enrollments or renewals must still be done through SCE’s customer service center or website. To apply for your discount, visit sce.com/care.