Berkeley, Davis, Fremont, San Mateo, Sunnyvale and Palo Alto have been selected as semi-finalists for the Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP), a nationwide energy efficiency competition for $5 million focused on small-to-mid-sized communities. Through the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a select group of communities are leading the way by bringing together their local governments, residents, utilities, and to demonstrate success in reducing energy consumption over a two-year period.
Five of the six California cities selected are PG&E customers, and PG&E is supporting their efforts through technical support for residential energy efficiency, weatherization programming and outreach – and up to $20,000 in funding. PG&E is also providing energy data for analysis by the cities and Georgetown University.
For more information, visit PG&E’s press release and Palo Alto’s press release and latest activities in pursuit of the Prize. To learn more about the Prize, visit the GUEP website.