If you have or are considering a solar or other power generation system at your home or business, you can offset your power costs by producing energy and selling any excess power generated to Lancaster Choice Energy (LCE).
With LCE you can earn substantially more for every kilowatt hour you provide back to the grid, compared to the net energy rates oﬀered by Southern California Edison (SCE). Currently, LCE’s Personal Choice reimbursement rate is nearly double than SCE’s current Net Energy Metering rate.
With the Personal Choice program, you’ll receive an energy credit for the power your system provides to the grid. At the close of each month, we’ll tally the amount of grid energy you’ve consumed and contributed. If you’ve used more than you’ve contributed, you’ll be billed. If what you’ve contributed is more than what you’ve consumed, we’ll issue a credit. Each October, on the true up date, the kilowatt usage is evaluated, and if your energy production exceeds your energy consumption, a rebate is issued based on $0.06 per kWh. Simple as that! For more information, please see our Personal Choice Policy.
If you already enjoy the benefits of Net Energy Metering with SCE, you do not have to do anything. Your account will automatically be enrolled in Personal Choice when it transitions to LCE.
If you are contemplating installing on-site solar, wind or other self-generation, your system installer can guide you on how to sign up for Net Energy Metering through SCE.
For a list of qualified installers, visit gosolarcalifornia.org. Once you’re signed up through SCE, you will automatically be enrolled in Personal Choice.
“We installed solar panel on our home not just because it’s better for the environment — it brings our monthly energy bill down significantly. As an LCE customer, we are now going to save even more money from our solar energy, and we’re able to go even greener without lifting a finger.”
Nick Haeker and Courtney Whalen, Lancaster residents