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Our Community Solar Solution
We are a local leader in California solar, having served residential, commercial, and public sector customers around the state. And in Community Solar, ForeFront Power is a global leader with more than 150 megawatts of projects under development. Our Community Solar Program is designed to be hassle free through the following inclusions:
ForeFront Power is working to have the Cameron Project approved to participate in SDG&E’s EcoShare Program. The SDG&E EcoShare Program is Green-e Energy certified and meets the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Under the California Enhanced Community Renewables program, renewable energy project developers take on the responsibility for marketing electricity product(s) directly to customers, who would normally receive this type of information from SDG&E. Green-e Energy provides third-party verification that the end customer receives accurate and sufficient disclosures.
Green-e Energy is North America’s leading voluntary certification program for renewable energy. Since 1997, Green-e Energy has certified renewable energy that meets environmental and consumer protection standards that it developed in conjunction with leading environmental, energy and policy organizations. Green-e Energy requires that sellers of certified renewable energy disclose clear and useful information to potential customers, allowing consumers to make informed choices. For more Information about Green-e Energy and California’s ECR Program, visit www.green-e.org/greentariff.
Green-e Energy also requires that product disclosures, such as the price that will be billed per unit (kWh) of power and the developer’s customer service contact information, be provided to purchasers within 60 days of sign-up in the form of a Welcome Packet. Customers will also receive an annual mailing that includes product information.Read more →
Green-e for Businesses and Products
By engaging in this program you may be eligible to enroll in Green-e for Businesses and Products. Green-e for Businesses and Products is committed to helping Green-e Energy customers tell their sustainability stories. For over a decade, Green-e has been working with leading companies and products that use renewable energy and equipping them with recognition, promotional, and communication tools to market their sustainability efforts to customers and stakeholders. Green-e currently certifies companies, facilities, products, electric vehicles, printing and paper supply, and events.
Green-e Certification Process
- All marketing materials are pre-screened by the utility. The developer must provide documentation to the utility that certain materials were distributed to prospects and purchasers.
- Both the utility and the developer abide by applicable sections of the Green-e Code of Conduct.
- An auditor, paid for by the utility, reviews all supply and sales associated with the utility’s certified product to ensure that the product complies with the Green-e Energy National Standard.
- The utility works with Green-e staff to ensure that required language was sent to customers, providing verification that consumers are fully informed about the nature of the product they are purchasing.
- Green-e reviews the audit as well as the marketing materials provided for accuracy based on the Green-e Energy National Standard requirements, the Green-e Energy Code of Conduct requirements, and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rules.
Contact Green-e Energy for more information: email@example.com, or call 415-561-2100
Product Content Label
- ForeFront Power’s Community Solar Program is a renewable electricity product. This product is sold in blocks of kilowatt-hours (kWh) or kilowatt (kW) capacity. We require a minimum enrollment of 5 kW or 7,500 kWh, but can tailor an enrollment level to meet specific needs. a. For enrollment in kilowatt (kW) capacity, capacity does not guarantee a certain amount of output and individual units’ output may vary. b. The average kilowatt (kW) capacity needed to power a home in SDG&E territory is 3.25 kW, producing an estimated 6,376 kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually.
- ForeFront Power’s Community Solar Program will include the following renewable resources. a. 100% solar energy from the Cameron Project, located at Lake Moreno Road, Campo, California. b. The project’s production will be 100% solar energy.
- To view, as a comparison, the current average mix of resources supplying SDG&E, please visit your utility webpage: SDG&E.
- The average residential user in SDG&E territory uses 475 kWh per month. The average commercial entity in the United States uses 6,311 kWh per month. [Source: SDG&E, U.S. EIA, 2013-2014]
- For specific information about this electricity product from ForeFront Power, please contact Nate Butler at 415-766-8712 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For more information about the ECR program within SDG&E, please visit the following webpage: SDG&E.
- Learn more about Green-e Energy’s requirements for California utilities under Senate Bill 43 (SB43) at the Green-e ECR webpage. Learn more about Green-e Energy at http://www.green-e.org/getcert_re_ecr.shtml.
Price, Terms, and Conditions
- Company: The Community Solar Program is a renewable electricity product being offered by ForeFront Power.
- Enrollment Levels: Customer enrollment must exceed 25% of electricity usage from the project and may elect to enroll up to 100% of electricity usage.
- Contact Information: For specific information about this electricity product from ForeFront Power, please contact Nate Butler at 415-766-8712 or email@example.com.
- Billing: Enrolled customers will receive monthly bills from ForeFront Power’s Community Solar Program. During the customer’s enrollment period, the customer will continue to receive a bill from SDG&E.
- Bill Calculation: For fixed rate contracts, the monthly bill will be calculated by multiplying the customer’s portion of project production by the fixed contract rate (per kWh). For an escalating rate, the monthly bill will be calculated the same as the fixed rate contract, however, the contract rate (per kWh) will increase annually at the contract escalation rate. For an indexed rate, ForeFront Power will index your enrollment rate at a fixed percentage discount below SDG&E’s published bill credit rate during the contract term. For all pricing scenarios, non-generation utility charges will continue as usual and customers will continue to receive a bill from SDG&E. The SDG&E bill will include a credit for production from the ForeFront Power Community Solar Program, which changes over time.
- Enrollment Cost: Customer pricing will be based on a production (per kWh) rate. This rate will be 8.090 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) with a 0% annual escalator.
- Rate Change Over Time: The rate charged by ForeFront Power through the Community Solar Program is determined by the contract type. For fixed rate contracts, pricing will remain static during the contract term. For a contract with a price escalator, the rate will increase annually using the predetermined escalator. For an indexed contract to SDG&E’s generation rate, the Community Solar Program rate will change over time in response to market fluctuations using a fixed percent discount for the Community Solar Program rate in relation to the SDG&E Enhanced Community Renewables bill credit. The credit on the customer’s SDG&E bill is subject to review and change based on CPUC ruling.
- Contract Termination: The customer may elect to terminate or cancel the contract on a monthly/annual basis. If the customer is in default, ForeFront Power may terminate this Agreement, sell Your Allocated Percentage to someone else, and recover from you a termination fee. To calculate this termination fee, we first take the amount of your estimated remaining payments in the contact. We then calculate the present value of that amount and subtract from it the present value of the amount ForeFront Power would receive for your allocated production from SDG&E according to the project’s Power Purchase Agreement between ForeFront Power and SDG&E. Customers may terminate without penalty should the energy product cease to be Green-e Energy certified.
- Contract Term: The ForeFront Power Community Solar Program enrolls customers for 20 year terms. At the end of each term, the contract will automatically be extended unless otherwise noted by the customer. The Customer Developer Agreement contract term is limited to the Power Purchase Agreement contract term and cannot extend past 20 years.
- Other Fees: Customers enrolled in the ForeFront Power Community Solar Program may be billed a late charge on the late payment balance of a rate per annum equal to the lesser of (a) the “prime rate” (as reported in The Wall Street Journal) plus two percent (2%) or (b) the maximum rate allowed by Applicable Law.
- Program Details: ForeFront Power is working to have the Cameron Project approved to participate in SDG&E’s EcoShare Program. The SDG&E EcoShare Program is Green-e Energy certified and meets the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Under the California Enhanced Community Renewables program, renewable energy project developers take on the responsibility for marketing electricity product(s) directly to customers, who would normally receive this type of information from SDG&E. Green-e Energy provides third-party verification that the end customer receives accurate and sufficient disclosures. Green-e Energy also requires that product disclosures, such as the price that will be billed per unit (kWh) of power and the developer’s customer service contact information, be provided to purchasers within 60 days of sign-up in the form of a Welcome Packet. Customers will also receive an annual mailing that includes product information.
- Project Timeline: ForeFront Power is currently establishing community interest commitments for a series of projects that we anticipate will have PPAs with SDG&E by spring of 2018.
- Disclaimer: As part of SDG&E's ongoing commitment to providing sustainable energy, SDG&E® has introduced a third party community solar program, EcoShareSM, that expands access to solar energy for our customers. Customers work directly with a participating solar provider to acquire rights to a portion of a local solar project and receive an SDG&E bill credit for the value of the solar power their portion generates.Program eligibility requirements apply.This webpage has been approved by San Diego Gas and Electric Company (SDG&E) pursuant to requirements of the California Public Utilities Commission. SDG&E does not recommend, endorse, favor, guarantee or make any representations or warranties regarding the services, work, quality, financial stability or performance of any participating solar provider or its project. SDG&E is not responsible for the content of any materials, contracts or agreements created by any solar provider for use under this program, and disclaim all responsibility and liability therefore. Customers wishing to participate in this program are solely responsible for reviewing the feasibility of the participating projects, understanding the terms and conditions of any contract or agreement required to be signed by a solar provider, and verifying the qualifications, licensing, pricing, energy savings and warranties provided by their chosen solar provider.