Alameda County’s Revolving Energy Fund was established in 1995 to set aside incentives and refunds from past projects to use to fund future energy projects. It helps to pay for projects with longer payback periods. The County’s General Services Agency also collects a surcharge on each department’s utility bill that funs the county’s Energy Program. This operates on the idea that all departments benefit from lower utility bills so they can afford to each pay the surcharge. Learn more in this SEEC case study on the County’s Fund.