- Enrolled agencies have worked with SoCalREN to successfully implement energy efficiency projects, resulting in significant energy and cost savings. Energy savings from projects completed with SoCalREN not only reduce waste, but free up resources to better serve your agency’s constituents
- As a ratepayer funded program, we have no financial stake in your agency’s decisions. We serve as a public agency’s trusted partner by offering unbiased, objective third party expertise to guide agencies transparently through energy efficiency projects.
- We offer customizable project management services from start to finish. All of the program’s available services can be used comprehensively throughout a project, or, an agency can select customized services based on its specific needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is this program different than those offered by the utilities?
SoCalREN complements any other energy conservation program an agency might be participating in, helping the agency reach its goals quicker. SoCalREN staff works closely with utility representatives to coordinate offerings and services and avoid duplication of efforts.
Why are agencies joining this Program and what does the future of this Program look like?
Agencies are joining SoCalREN so they can lead their communities by taking bold action to complete energy efficiency projects, and in turn, serve their communities with shared benefits such as improved illumination, greater reliability, reduced energy costs and reduced greenhouse gas emissions -- ultimately creating a healthier community. A business plan was recently approved by the CPUC which will carry the program through 2025.
Who qualifies, and how do agencies sign up?
Qualifying agencies include over 700 cities, counties, school districts, water districts, sanitation districts and other public agencies served by investor-owned utilities (IOUs) throughout Southern California. Enrollment is simple and entails an engagement meeting with the interested agency and utility partners, and signing of SoCalREN Enrollment form. The form is non-binding and involves the designation of an agency “Energy Champion” to work alongside a Project Manager to support project development. Register now or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
There are no limitations on the size or the scope of energy efficiency projects that qualify for services; however, at the time of an agency’s enrollment, program managers will evaluate projects on a case-by-case basis to determine the services that can be provided for each project. Selected projects may be based on availability of program funds, agency ability to complete projects on time, and energy savings potential, among other factors.
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