Competitive Rates. Cleaner Power.

The electric charges on your bill can be simplified into two categories:

  • Electric Delivery Rates – SCE delivery rates are the same for RMEA and non-RMEA customers.
  • Electric Generation Rates – Generation rates vary depending on the service that you choose: SCE, RMEA Base Choice, or RMEA Premium Renewable Choice.

If you choose RMEA service, RMEA will replace SCE’s higher rate for generation with RMEA’s lower rate. SCE adds fees specific to Community Choice Aggregation Programs– these fees are factored into RMEA’s rate setting process so that in total, you always receive a savings.

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Time of Use Rates

Beginning in March 2022, SCE and RMEA will transition residential customers to Time-of-Use (TOU) rate plan options based on when you use electricity.

Time-of-use (TOU) rates mean the price of energy varies based on the time of day. Peak hours vary by rate class but are generally defined as the hours between 4–9PM. By shifting some electricity usage to non-peak hours when energy costs less (and is typically less polluting), you can lower your bill and support a healthier environment. For more information, please visit SCE by clicking here.

Sample Residential Cost Comparison*

SCE

$26717*average monthly bill
  • $87.89
    SCE Electric Generation
  • $179.27
    SCE Electric Delivery
  • N/A
    Additional SCE Fees

SCE Green Rate
50% Renewable**

$27168*average monthly bill
  • $81.40
    SCE Electric Generation
  • $179.27
    SCE Electric Delivery
  • $11.00
    Additional SCE Fees

SCE Green Rate
100% Renewable**

$27619*average monthly bill
  • $74.91
    SCE Electric Generation
  • $179.27
    SCE Electric Delivery
  • $22.00
    Additional SCE Fees

RMEA Base Choice

$26650*average monthly bill
  • $60.93
    RMEA Electric Generation
  • $173.61
    SCE Electric Delivery
  • $31.95
    Additional SCE Fees

RMEA Premium
Renewable Choice

100% Renewable**

$27432*average monthly bill
  • $68.76
    RMEA Electric Generation
  • $173.61
    SCE Electric Delivery
  • $31.87
    Additional SCE Fees

*This comparison illustrates the estimated electricity costs for a typical TOU-D-A residential customer within the City of Rancho Mirage with an average monthly consumption of 869 kilowatt-hours (kWh). This comparison is based on billed usage from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 for all applicable SCE Schedule TOU-D-A service accounts within the jurisdiction of the City of Rancho Mirage and RMEA’s published rates as of April 1, 2021.

**Renewable energy content as reported to the California Energy Commission’s Power Source Disclosure Program.

Current RMEA Residential Rates
CURRENT SCE RateS
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As part of our mutual commitment to better serve customers, RMEA and SCE have come together to provide a comparison of common rates and average monthly charges. Below you will find a representative comparison of our rates, average monthly bills, and power generation portfolio content based on customer class.

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