If you live or own a business in the City of Winters, you might wonder what joining VCE will mean for you.
Simply stated, VCE’s mission is to deliver clean electricity at competitive prices.
But we do more than that. VCE offers additional benefits to our customers, including a customer Dividend Program, cleaner energy than you get from PG&E for the same price, local control, and a chance to opt up to 100% renewable electricity. You can read more about VCE here.
Doesn’t cleaner energy have to cost more?
Not with VCE. Your costs will be just the same as they’ve been with PG&E when you join VCE at our Standard Green 48% renewable level in 2018—and ours is much cleaner energy, compared to PG&E’s 39% renewable.
If you want to do even more to reduce your carbon footprint, you can opt up to our premium UltraGreen level that offers you 100% renewable, carbon-free electricity. Going UltraGreen costs just 1.5 cents more per kWh than our standard service.
How can our electricity be locally controlled?
VCE is a not-for-profit public agency that was formed by—and for—our local communities. We’re led by a Board of Directors comprising locally elected officials from each participating community. When the City of Winters joins in 2020, two Winters City Council members will be added to the VCE Board of Directors, ensuring that your interests are always represented.
What about the Customer Dividend Program?
Unlike PG&E, VCE does not have shareholders whose primary focus is profitability. Instead, we have residential and commercial customers who deserve the rewards for the efforts they make toward a clean energy future. VCE’s Customer Dividend Program will provide an annual credit on customer bills (twice per year for business customers) when specific financial targets are met.
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