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SoCalREN Metered Savings Program
California has an ambitious goal of doubling energy efficiency by 2030. At the same time, public agencies need resources to improve their aging buildings and infrastructure and contribute to statewide efficiency goals. Most existing energy efficiency programs require bringing facilities above Title 24 standards, which can deter public agencies from acting due to financial constraints. This leaves below-code facilities with the largest energy efficiency opportunities “stranded.”
SoCalREN addresses this challenge by providing comprehensive support for any energy project with 10% or more potential energy savings over their site’s baseline energy usage. SoCalREN uses normalized metered energy consumption (NMEC) to measure energy savings at the meter, unlocking project opportunities that aren’t eligible for traditional incentive programs. This comprehensive approach reduces the complexity of multi-measure projects, allowing for deeper savings with speedier project completion. In addition to these services, agencies can also apply for SoCalREN cash incentives to bring their energy projects within financial reach.
- Access SoCalREN’s technical services, including energy savings evaluation, project scoping, financing support, project management, and other resources.
- Get post-construction data insights. Track energy savings after construction has completed with recurring savings reports.
- Get SoCalREN cash incentives to boost project financials. SoCalREN offers incentives based on greenhouse gas emissions reductions from your energy efficiency project. The more your project cuts greenhouse gases, the more incentives you will earn!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Metered Savings Program?
The Metered Savings Program offers SoCalREN’s technical support services and incentives for energy projects. This program uses normalized metered energy consumption (NMEC) to measure energy savings at the meter, unlocking project opportunities to go beyond utility incentive eligible measures. Enrolled SoCalREN agencies can also apply for SoCalREN incentives.
Why does using existing conditions as baseline instead of Title 24 standards matter?
Many existing energy efficiency programs in California require bringing facilities above Title 24 standards and don’t support or incentivize measures for opportunities bringing equipment up to that standard. This lack of services and incentives can deter public agencies from acting due to financial constraints and leave below-code facilities with the largest energy efficiency opportunities “stranded.” SoCalREN helps fill this gap and support agencies with stranded energy efficiency opportunities by providing technical support and project management services for those projects not covered by other existing programs.
What projects are eligible?
Energy efficiency projects with a minimum of 10% energy savings potential over the site’s existing baseline consumption are eligible. Facilities serving disadvantaged communities (as defined by CalEnviroscreen 4.0 criteria), low income communities, rural communities, and Title 1 schools will be prioritized for SoCalREN services.
What types of energy efficiency projects can be supported?
SoCalREN determines eligibility based on energy savings potential, not measure type. Therefore, it is offered for a variety of project types, including for buildings and other assets tied to building utility meters (e.g. exterior lights). Your SoCalREN Project Manager can help you identify which energy projects are eligible.
How can my agency apply for incentives?
SoCalREN incentives are only available to enrolled agencies. Enrolled agencies can speak to their SoCalREN Project Manager to begin the incentive application process.
If your agency is not enrolled, complete the registration form at socalren.org/join to start the process of receiving SoCalREN services.