Who is Sonoma Clean Power?
Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) is the public electricity provider for Sonoma and Mendocino counties. We provide you with the option of using cleaner electricity at competitive rates from sources like solar, wind, geothermal and hydropower. SCP is a not-for-profit public agency, independently run by the participating cities of Cloverdale, Cotati, Fort Bragg, Petaluma, Point Arena, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma, Willits, Windsor, and the counties of Sonoma and Mendocino.
SCP invests locally to support Sonoma & Mendocino County renewable power and local jobs, and also around California to get the most affordable sources of clean power.
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About Sonoma Clean Power
Although we’ve been serving customers for over 3 years, sometimes we still hear that people don’t understand what Sonoma Clean Power does.
You may remember the California Energy Crisis and PG&E’s bankruptcy in the early 2000s, caused by faulty market design, illegal market manipulation and other factors.
That’s when California communities demanded legislation that would give them local, public control of their electricity supply. In 2002, Assembly Bill 117, the “Community Choice Aggregation Law,” was passed, allowing local governments to purchase electricity on behalf of their communities; creating a system of local control and accountability.
Today, community choice programs like Sonoma Clean Power are serving communities throughout California– by negotiating competitive pricing for electricity and providing a choice between the for-profit, investor-owned utilities (in our case, PG&E) – while also providing higher percentages of renewable energy from sources like solar, wind and geothermal, reducing greenhouse gas emissions to help solve the climate crisis, and investing in the development of more local renewable energy projects, so that more of the renewable energy Sonoma & Mendocino Counties consume is made locally.
Once that electricity is generated, our customers pay PG&E to deliver it to their homes and businesses over PG&E’s poles and wires. So their employees continue to do what they do well – managing the grid infrastructure and maintaining reliability – and our shared customers benefit from more renewables, competitive prices and local investments.
Simply put, Sonoma Clean Power is doing what Sonoma & Mendocino Counties demanded: building a clean energy future and helping to inspire other communities throughout the state to do the same.
What Stays the Same and What Changes
|New||Stays the Same|
|Call PG&E to start or stop service and report outages|
|Receive one bill each month|
|Low income (CARE) discounts and Medical Baseline|
|Net Metering (for solar customers)||+ new benefits|
|Choice of energy providers|
|Higher renewable content|
|Lower greenhouse gas emissions|
|100% local power option|