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Celebrating 10 Years of SoCalREN empowering sustainable communities by creating pathways toward a greener future

Celebrating 10 Years of SoCalREN


Celebrating 10 Years of SoCalREN

Over the past decade, the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN) has provided a strong foundation for regional energy efficiency and resiliency. Across the public, residential, and workforce education and training (WE&T) sectors, our programs have delivered a majority of benefits to underserved communities. Our services have helped participants save more than 135,000,000 kWh of energy and create 1,500+ clean energy jobs. 

Learn More. To get information about other ways SoCalREN has worked to empower sustainable communities over the last 10 years, download the complete 2012–2022 SoCalREN 10-Year Board Report. 


Spanning a Decade of Success



Energy Equity   

SoCalREN has worked to make sure individuals in disadvantaged communities benefit from and can fully participate in the clean energy economy—through breathing cleaner air, enjoying reduced energy costs, or gaining employment in the growing energy efficiency field. 

  • 75,000+ Households served

  • 1,064 Projects completed in underserved communities 

  • $20.3 Million in annual energy cost savings

  • 50% Multifamily disadvantaged or hard-to-reach participants


Job Creation 

Preparing for the WE&T needs associated with the clean energy transition, SoCalREN has focused on delivering services that uplift individuals and businesses within historically underserved groups and communities.

  • 210+ Communities engaged in clean energy industry growth

  • $193,500+ Paid in internships within the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Students Pathway Program

  • 190+ Title 1 high school students guided to college


Carbon Reduction      

SoCalREN has helped to accelerate decarbonization through energy efficiency and generated significant carbon reductions over the past decade in support of both state and local climate targets.

  • 135,443,289 kWh savings

  • 100,000 MTCO2 GHG emissions avoided, equal to taking 21,500 cars off the road



Focusing on the Future

California’s ambitious climate action goals include reducing emissions to 40 percent of 1990 levels by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2045. In June 2023, the California Public Utilities Commission issued a Proposed Decision approving SoCalREN’s 2025–2031 Strategic Business Plan. The budget includes more than $580 million to implement energy efficiency services and programs over the next eight years. 

SoCalREN aims to expand its current offerings to include the Agricultural and Commercial sectors. It will continue to focus on growth in underserved communities, jobs, local energy capacity, and climate action through carbon reduction.