City of Santa Monica - Green Power Purchasing (California)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||City of Santa Monica - Green Power Purchasing|
|Incentive Type||Green Power Purchasing|
|Applicable Sector||Local Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Biomass, Geothermal Electric|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Date added to DSIRE||2000-01-01|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-07-03|
The City of Santa Monica made history June 1, 1999, as green electricity began powering all municipal facilities -- including the Santa Monica Airport, City Hall and the Santa Monica Pier -- making it the first city in the world to switch to 100% renewable resources to meet the power needs of city facilities. Under the contract, the city purchases approximately 5MW of renewables. The proposed purchase is equivalent to the amount of electricity used by 5,000 to 6,000 homes.
Commerce Energy (formerly "Commonwealth Energy") currently provides the City with 100% renewable energy for City facilities through the purchase of renewable energy certificates. As of July 2008, the City pays $.134 per kilowatt-hour to Commerce for the electrical component of the City's utility bill which is about par with what the City would have paid Southern California Edison.
|Contact Name||Susan Munves|
|Department||City of Santa Monica|
|Address||1212 5th Street|
|Address 2||First Floor|
|Place||Santa Monica, California|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.