Lancaster Choice Energy is the all-new, locally run, not-for-profit power program created by the City of Lancaster. This clean and modern power provider will be available exclusively to those who work and live within Lancaster.
Lancaster has been at the forefront of creating a new sustainable approach to modern living. The City has been proactive in promoting solar power alternatives, conservation and smart energy consumption.
With a lofty goal of becoming the nation’s first net-zero city, Lancaster is determined to generate more clean energy than it consumes. With several private-sector partners, it has demonstrated how such a goal can be accomplished. The City has established new rules for building more efficient, sustainable structures. Along the way, Lancaster has earned global recognition.
Lancaster Choice Energy (LCE) is the next logical step. By bringing energy decisions closer to home, we’re giving you a far greater say in how we approach power generation, energy conservation and sustainability.
By investing locally to support our region’s renewable resources and helping to create new good paying, local jobs, Lancaster Choice Energy is not only helping our environment, but our economy as well.
With Lancaster Choice Energy's default program, Clear Choice, customers save on average 3% of their monthly energy bills with some enjoying as much as 15% savings over Southern California Edison's (SCE) current rates. Unlike SCE, LCE is solely in the business of power generation. As such, LCE searches for the best deals on both conventional and renewable energy sources and offers them exclusively to LCE customers.
SCE will continue to read your meter, bill you, and process your payment. They will still respond to your requests and handle any power outages. Only the source and price of the electrons flowing to your home will change.
LCE rates are set annually by the Lancaster City Council, so you will have a steady, predictable outlook on your rates. You will also have the satisfaction of working with a local provider, governed by local leaders whose interests are aligned with yours.
LCE is committed to providing clean, economical electricity. While our standard product, Clear Choice, offers 35% renewable energy, LCE's Smart Choice rate plan offers customers the option of "opting-up" to 100% renewable energy at a nominal price. This is the first time that Lancaster residents have been able to choose cleaner, greener energy.
With Smart Choice your electricity will come from renewable energy sources such as wind. And as we continue to grow, we will add other types of locally produced power to the mix, such as solar and hydroelectric.
Lancaster began offering power to select local government accounts in May 2015. In October 2015, LCE began broad public enrollment serving over 50,000 customers. To explore our progress thus far, please select the links to the documents below.