Malibu Opts for 100% Renewable Energy

Last month marked the shift to 100% renewable power generated by solar, wind and other renewable and carbon-free resources in California and the surrounding region for Malibu’s Clean Power Alliance customers.

The Malibu City Council approved the selection of 100% Green Power as the default electricity choice for Clean Power Alliance customers on Oct. 28, 2019, allowing residents to receive clean, renewable power at competitive rates and joining more than a third of CPA’s member cities and counties, including Culver City, Manhattan Beach, Ojai, Oxnard, Rolling Hills Estates, Santa Monica, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Ventura County and West Hollywood.

“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,” says 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.

CPA’s 100% Green Power will eliminate air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from local electricity use. It is estimated to cost customers 7% to 9% over Southern California Edison base rates, and different rate options are also available.

Starting in Fiscal Year 2019-2020, Malibu began using 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 were automatically enrolled in the 100% Green Power rate option starting in October of this year. 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% to 2% savings compared to SCE.

For more information, visit CleanPowerAlliance.org/Rates or call 888.585.3788.

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