MALIBU—In June, the Malibu City Council approved a measure for city facilities to run on 100 percent renewable energy. On Monday, July 15, the city of Malibu announced that all city facilities are now operating on 100 percent renewable electricity from solar power.
“By selecting 100% clean energy for all City facilities, Malibu will meet the California Senate Bill 100 mandate of 100% zero-carbon, clean renewable energy electricity by 2045,” the city affirmed in a statement.
Since December 2018, the city has been part of the Clean Power Alliance (CPA) which is a new electricity provider made up of 31 local governments in Los Angeles and Ventura County. It is governed by a Board of Directors made up of elected officials from each member city and county. The CPA purchases the clean energy and Southern California Edison delivers it.
Residential and non-residential customers in Malibu were automatically enrolled to receive 50 percent of their power supply from CPA renewable energy. Customers do have the option to opt out of CPA’s services for the time being as the city acknowledges that some customers have experienced an increase in energy rates. The city assures commercial and residential customers that the increase is unrelated to the switch to renewable energy. Customers who have benefited from special rates or programs in the past such as CARE, FERA, Medical Baseline, Level Pay or Summer Discounts will still have access to those programs and discounts.
For customers interested in changing their energy service plan or for general questions, visit https://cleanpoweralliance.org/rate-options/ or call CPA at 888-585-3788.