Lancaster, CA. December 9, 2015 – Lancaster Choice Energy (LCE), Lancaster’s new local energy provider which recently celebrated its successful city-wide launch in October, now has another reason to celebrate. Last night, the Lancaster City Council approved LCE’s new energy rates, which will go into effect January 1, 2016. LCE customers can expect to see significant savings come the new year, as the recently-approved rates are on average 20% percent lower than LCE’s current rates and 3% lower than Southern California Edison’s projected 2016 rates.
“We’ve only been a full-fledged electricity provider for a couple of months and we’ve already saved Lancaster residents and business owners thousands of dollars on their energy bills,” said Barbara Boswell, Director of both the LCE and Finance Departments for the City of Lancaster. “We are going to keep pursuing every opportunity to make those savings even more substantial. That’s the beauty of being a public service, rather than a private one — our main goal is not profit, it’s the satisfaction and support of our community.”
In addition to continuing to provide residents with savings wherever possible, LCE will be launching a campaign in the spring focused on encouraging community members to “opt up” from its Clear Choice plan to its Smart Choice plan, allowing their energy to come from 100% renewable sources rather than 35% renewable sources.
“Saving our residents and business owners money is a huge part of the vision behind taking control of our local energy, but increasing our City’s sustainability and bringing us closer to Net Zero status is also one of our key goals,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “LCE’s Smart Choice option enables Lancaster residents to choose to utilize 100% renewable energy for the first time ever. It’s a historic opportunity for both energy consumers and our planet, and Lancaster is the first California city to offer it.”
For more information regarding LCE updates or opting up to Smart Choice, visit www.LancasterChoiceEnergy.com or call 661-723-6084. You may also visit the LCE Counter at Lancaster City Hall.