The Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN)’s Amended Implementation Plan for 2013-2014 is available here. The Plan describes the planned work and value-add of SoCalREN, which is designed to supplement and complement the work done by the Investor-Owned Utilities’ Local Government Partnerships. This work is to be offered in three main areas:
- Expansion of Energy Upgrade California (including marketing, green building labeling, real estate training, single- and multi-family upgrades, contractor outreach, and community development/low-income housing upgrades);
- Financing that supplements existing IOU options (including information and outreach covering public building financing programs and revolving loan funds, loan loss reserve funding for residential/multi-family, and non-residential PACE);
- Technical support through the pilot project Regional Energy Center (including utilization of the EEMIS software system for integrated and comprehensive energy data management, climate and energy action plan development, benchmarking, contracting and procurement support, workforce development, and water energy nexus pilots).