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Green-e® Energy Stakeholder Comment Period Open for Southern California Edison’s “Local Green Saver” Renewable Energy Option

Green-e® Energy Stakeholder Comment Period Open for Southern California Edison’s “Local Green Saver” Renewable Energy Option

Dear Green-e® Energy Stakeholders,

Southern California Edison (SCE) is applying for Green-e® Energy Certification from Center for Resource Solutions for "Local Green Saver". Local Green Saver provides a 20% bill discount to eligible customers who subscribe to the output of a community renewable facility located within an eligible disadvantaged community. Local Green Saver requires the sponsorship of the solar facility by a community sponsor, who can attest to community interest in the project. The community sponsor(s), if eligible, may share in the bill credits for up to 25 percent of a Community Solar Green Tariff (CSGT) program project’s output. The Local Green Saver product will only include renewables that are procured specifically for the program where the contract is also approved by the California Public Utilities Commission

At this time, SCE is seeking certification for Local Green Saver, which meets the requirements outlined in the Standard and the Green-e® Energy Code of Conduct for Canada and the United States:

  • New Renewables: Resources that are allocated to the program or procured will meet the requirement for beginning operation or having been repowered according to the “New Date” as listed in the Standard.
  • REC Tracking: The RECs generated from facility meeting the requirement set forth in the Standard will be tracked in WREGIS. Southern California Edison will then retire these RECs on behalf of Local Green Saver customers.
  • Verification Audit: Southern California Edison will participate in annual verification.
  • Marketing Compliance Review (MCR): Southern California Edison will be participating in the annual MCR where the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) staff confirms that Southern California Edison is not making false or misleading statements about their product and that they have made pricing, power, and contract disclosure to customers in a standardized format. In addition to the MCR, Southern California Edison is submitting the program marketing materials to CRS to review in advance of the program launch which is currently scheduled for 2023.
  • RPS Requirements: Southern California Edison is required to meet any state or federal Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requirements, legislation, or settlement agreements. Southern California Edison will comply with the Green-e® requirements for regulatory additionality by procuring renewables additional to state RPS requirements for this voluntary product, with the exception of customers signed up for the 100% level (to avoid overprocuring).

This 21-day stakeholder comment process is your opportunity to weigh in on the product offering to make sure that the product meets your needs and expectations. Comments will be provided to the applicant and the Green-e Governance Board; the Board will review the application, comments, and responses, and consider whether to approve the application for certification of SCE's Local Green Saver product as submitted or to suggest changes to the product.

The application is available for download below. If you would like to review the Standard or other governing documents, visit Green-e Energy Documents.

CRS is accepting stakeholder comments on the application for 21 days—please submit any comments you may have by Wednesday, September 13, 2023. Comments can be sent to Please feel free to forward this to other interested parties. Any comments received may be posted on the Green-e® website.

Thank you in advance for your review and feedback on this application.