WRCOG Regional Streetlight Program

The Western Riverside Council of Governments created the Regional Streetlight Program to provide their member cities with energy efficient streetlighting options. WRCOG also created a demonstration area in the City of Hemet so residents can have input in the type of lighting that they want in their own communities. Click here to learn more about…

Whittier Leverages Incentives and Support for Municipal Retrofits – Including Streetlighting, Lighting, HVAC, and VFD Upgrades

As covered in the Whittier Daily News: the City of Whittier is going green. It’s spending about $2.1 million on ways to make street lights and city buildings more energy efficient, a move that will pay for itself in about four years and save hundreds of thousands of dollars afterward, officials said. (more…)

Savings Results from Grass Valley Energy Efficiency and Solar Project

The City of Grass Valley’s June 28th City Council meeting celebrated the completion of a number of municipal energy efficiency and solar projects through an energy performance contract with Opterra Energy, including new solar generation, LED (more…)

Corte Madera Adopts Climate Action Plan

Earlier this month, the Town of Corte Madera adopted and published its new Climate Action Plan, making Marin County a county where all cities and towns – and the County itself – have a climate action plan in place. (Click here for links to all of Marin County’s climate action plans.) The Plan reviews the Town’s greenhouse…

San Francisco LED Streetlights Replacement Interactive Map

This year, San Francisco will be replacing 18,500 of its City-owned cobra head streetlights with LEDs, saving the City energy, money, and maintenance – the new bulbs will use approximately half as much energy, and last four times as long. More information is available on the City’s website here, and an interactive map showing planned…

Video: City of Long Beach’s LED Streetlight Upgrade Project Kicks Off: Plans for 25,000 Streetlights in 12 months

Click below to learn about the City of Long Beach’s LED streetlighting project, which will improve light quality and public safety and reduce energy use by 50%: The Energy Network (Southern California Regional Energy Network, or SoCal REN) provides a one-stop project delivery approach so that City agencies spend less time worrying about procurement and administration.…

City of Palo Alto Completes Three Phases of High Pressure Sodium to LED Streetlighting Upgrades

A total of 5,560 high pressure sodium cobrahead streetlights have been replaced with high-efficiency LEDs in the first three phases of the project. The electric savings translate to a 7 year project payback. A map of the project is available on the City of Palo Alto’s website. Staff will investigate a possible Phase 4 replacement…

City of South Gate Reduces Energy Use, Applies Best Practices, and wins Beacon Award

The City of South Gate is first city in Southern California to win the Beacon Award, presented through Institute for Local Government and Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC). As shared by the Institute in its press release, “It is an honor to be the first Southern (more…)

SCE Advice 3241-E (Establishment of New Optional Tariff Provision, Option E, Energy Efficiency – Light Emitting Diode Fixture Replacement in Schedule LS-1, and its Associated Agreement, Form 14-965, in Compliance with Assembly Bill 719 and Public Utilities Code Section 384.5)

On June 30, 2015, SCE filed Advice 3241-E with the Commission. Title: Establishment of New Optional Tariff Provision, Option E, Energy Efficiency – Light Emitting Diode Fixture Replacement in Schedule LS-1, and its Associated Agreement, Form 14-965, in Compliance with Assembly Bill 719 and Public Utilities Code Section 384.5 (See attached file: 3241-E (Part 1…

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…

Sharing Best Practices: ZNE Best Practices Connect Lancaster and Hermosa Beach

The City of Hermosa Beach and the City of Lancaster met over Earth Day to review best practices in going carbon neutral. The City of Lancaster is aiming for carbon neutrality by (more…)

Sacramento County Moves to LED Street Lights, Saves $477,000 Per Year

Sacramento County is utilizing a zero-interest loan from the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) to replace 7,500 old streetlight fixtures with LEDs. The electric savings of the project is estimated at $477,000 per year, or enough to pay off the project’s loan in six years.