The City of Downey is dedicated to pursuing environmentally friendly policies, programs and services that expand on past initiatives to promote energy conservation efforts. Below is a list of recent actions that demonstrate the City’s ongoing commitment to conserving and improving sustainability through smart technology and implementing environmentally friendly initiatives City-wide.
Additionally, the City Council adopted the City's Energy Action Plan in 2015, which incorporates the City's long-term vision for energy efficiency focuses around four primary objectives;
On October 24, 2017 the City Council authorized the City of Downey to join a local consortium, the Clean Power Alliance (CPA), to purchase wholesale electrical power for residents and businesses at competitive rates. Beginning February 2019, the CPA will be servicing Downey customers by purchasing electricity generated from renewable sources and delivering that electricity through the same Southern California Edison (SCE) power poles and power lines that supply your electricity today.
The CPA purchases energy and transmits it through the City's existing provider, Southern California Edison (SCE). Customers will be able to choose from three renewable energy service levels through the Clean Power Alliance and SCE will continue to deliver the power to your home or business, send one bill and be responsible for resolving any issues with your electricity service. With CPA, you are able to change your rate to the option that best suits you, your family or your business best at any time.
As a customer, you don’t have to do anything to be automatically enrolled and should have received a pre-enrollment notice detailing more information on your options for service. The City of Downey has selected the Clean Power 50% renewable energy default level, but you can upgrade to the 100% Green Power renewable option or the 36% Lean Power option at any time once enrolled.
Southern California Edison (SCE) will continue to deliver your power, send you an SCE bill and resolve any electrical service issues you have. You will see a new line item on the bill that addresses the cost of power generation costs from Clean Power Alliance. You can learn more about how your monthly bill will change with Clean Power Alliance using their bill comparison tool: https://ccaportal.azurewebsites.net/?ccaId=1&custid=1. You can also view rate sheets or contact the CPA at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional bill comparison assistance.
Those selecting the Clean Power option don't need to take any action; you will automatically switch to 50% renewable power generation sources in February of 2019. For anyone who would like to select the 100% Green Power option, the 36% Lean Power option or opt out of CPA service entirely (remaining with SCE to provide your electrical power generation), visit the CPA website for detailed instructions.
The City of Downey is proud to bring clean, renewable power generation to Downey and support a greener, more sustainable future for our community through the Clean Power Alliance. However, if you would like to opt out of the CPA and remain with SCE, you can submit the necessary opt out form online or call (888) 585-3788 to speak to a CPA customer service representative directly.
Customers can learn more, or opt out should they choose to, by visiting www.cleanpoweralliance.org.
Due to unintended billing delays, current billing statements may show charges from multiple past billing cycles that were not included in prior bills. If this has occurred, please visit the SCE's FAQs web page or their Customer Service Center (800) 655-4555 for more information. Additionally, click here for more information regarding the billing issues.
Additional green projects include the following: