3/16 Public Sector Sub-Committee Meeting Recap, Highlights, Resources

Yesterday’s meeting of the Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee’s Public Sector Sub-Committee reviewed the analysis of the Program Administrators that will feed the five-year business plans of energy efficiency program offerings and strategies due from Administrators to the CPUC September 1st. Presentations of public sector needs and potential, challenges and opportunities were made by SDG&E, SCE,…

Public Sector Sub-Committee 3/16 Meeting Basics: What It Is, Why It’s Happening and Why It’s a Significant Opportunity for Local Government Feedback on Utility/PA Offerings

The 5-second answer to the above: The March 16th meeting is a unique opportunity to hear and give feedback on the public sector market/needs analysis conducted by energy efficiency Program Administrators, which will be used to develop their business plans for their energy efficiency programming for the next five years. The meeting is a new opportunity…

Webinar 3/10: Opower’s new Agile EE

Interested in new technologies to optimize demand side management (DSM)? Opower and SDG&E’s Supervisor of Residential Programs will discuss the latest energy efficiency and demand response opportunities and reporting tools available through Opower’s new Agile EE in a March 10th webinar. Click here to learn more and/or register. For more on the new Agile EE system, click…

SDG&E 2016 Energy Education & Training Catalog (Jan-Mar) Available – Plus, Lending Library

A catalog of trainings offered by SDG&E throughout the first quarter of this year is available on SDG&E’s website, here.  Trainings are offered in the following categories: Lighting Technologies Energy Management Strategies Building Envelope, Standards & Software HVAC Systems & Technologies Commercial & Industrial Technologies Food Service Renewables & Sustainability Home Performance Homeowner Workshops Trade…

Integrating Energy Savings into City Operations: A Look at Chula Vista’s City Operations Sustainability Plan

Some of the most efficient energy efficiency efforts leverage and integrate with existing capital or operational plans. Chula Vista’s City Operations Sustainability Plan is a great document showing how Chula Vista is achieving this. The Energy Use portion of the Plan calls out sources of energy project funding, energy goals to be pursued depending on success…

City of San Marcos Employs City Energy Roadmap for Rate Switch and Retrofits, Saving $168,000/Year

The City of San Marcos is putting its Energy Roadmap completed through the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to good use: through a utility rate switch, implementation of lighting and HVAC improvements at its City Hall and other buildings, as well as an Energy Management System that has enabled greater building comfort and energy…

Energy Roadmaps Completed for all SANDAG Cities, Implementation Underway

Through collaboration with the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and support from its local government partnership with SDG&E, the Cities of Solana Beach and Poway recently released their Energy Roadmaps. These Roadmaps serve as management plans that provide the Cities with a framework to identify ways to save energy in government operations and in the…

City of San Diego Honored for Energy Efficiency, Demand Response, Electric Vehicles, and Renewables

This City of San Diego press release contains a great list of programming that the City has implemented in pursuit of its energy efficiency and sustainability goals – programming that has saved the City energy, money, and led to the City being honored at SDG&E’s recent Energy Showcase Event. Activities undertaken by the City include: Installation…

ZNE Roadmap: Zero Net Energy Buildings: How California’s Local Jurisdictions Can Lead the Way

Get guidance on the steps to zero net energy that your jurisdiction can utilize to find energy and cost savings and comply with coming state regulations in this Zero Net Energy Roadmap for Local Governments from the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE), prepared for the San Diego Regional Energy Partnership, last updated May 2015.

City of Vista Uses Energy Roadmap to Identify Utility Rate Switch at Parks, Saving $99,600 Annually

By working with the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to develop an Energy Roadmap, the City of Vista learned of a great opportunity to save nearly $100,000 per year: a utility rate switch based on demand and consumption at sports parks. Learn more in this SANDAG case study. Those savings on utility bills represent…

Case Study: Energy Efficiency in Chula Vista (SDG&E)

Through its partnership with SDG&E®, the City of Chula Vista created innovative approaches to advance municipal and community energy efficiency. Underserved audiences like small businesses, elderly, youth and low-income residents are reached (more…)

Statewide Retro-commissioning Program Guide for 2013-2014 Cycle

A guide to retro-commisioning (RCx) incentives provided through the state’s investor-owned utilities during 2013-2014 under the auspices of the CPUC is available: 2013-14 Statewide Retrocommissioning Policy & Procedures Manual. The 2013-14 Statewide Retrocommissioning (RCx) Offering provides financial incentives for energy savings resulting from permanent and/or automated operational improvement of equipment or systems. Qualifying non-residential customers that…

Spotlighting Energy Efficiency in California Communities

Learn what local governments are doing in this EE summary of local government activity released July 2012 from the SEEC NGO, the Institute for Local Government. Excerpts of local government municipal savings, and community engagement, are below: Municipal Facility Activities Using a performance agreement with an outside firm, the City of Tulare retrofitted all city buildings — where…
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