The Power to Choose

Rancho Mirage Energy Authority (RMEA) is the all-new, locally run, not-for-profit power program created by the City of Rancho Mirage. This clean and modern power provider will be available exclusively to those residents and businesses within Rancho Mirage that are currently served by Southern California Edison.

Rancho Mirage is at the forefront of providing a cleaner and more cost-effective power supply to Rancho Mirage. The City has been proactive in promoting solar power alternatives, conservation and smart energy consumption.

RMEA is the next logical step. By bringing energy decisions closer to home, we’re giving you a far greater say in how we approach power generation, energy conservation and sustainability.

With RMEA’s default program, Base Choice, customers save on their monthly energy bills over Southern California Edison’s (SCE) current rates. Unlike SCE, RMEA is solely in the business of power supply. As such, RMEA searches for the best deals on both conventional and renewable energy sources and offers them exclusively to RMEA customers.

SCE will continue to read your meter, bill you, and process your payment. They will still respond to your requests and handle any power outages. Only the source and price of the electricity flowing to your home will change.

RMEA rates are set by the Rancho Mirage City Council. You will also have the satisfaction of working with a local provider, governed by local leaders whose interests are aligned with yours.

While the RMEA’s default product, Base Choice, offers 50% carbon-free energy (35% renewable energy and 15% large hydroelectric), RMEA’s Premium Renewable Choice rate plan offers customers the option of “opting-up” to 100% renewable energy at a nominal price. This is the first time that Rancho Mirage residents have been offered such a choice.

For more information, please select the links to the documents below.

Ordinance No. 1125
Implementation Plan