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We are here to help public agencies to lead their communities towards a safe, secure, resilient, affordable, and sustainable clean energy future.  Here are a few resources to help get you started.


Featured Resource: 
SoCalREN Guidebooks

Looking for more comprehensive support? Complete our registration form to learn more about SoCalREN's services and to receive the project guidebooks we use to help enrolled agencies complete energy projects.


Interested in learning more? Complete the registration form to receive our Network toolkit, which includes tips to get started on energy efficiency projects, marketing tools to share your commitment to energy efficiency, and a library of webinars and presentations. 

Resources and updates from the SoCalREN Public Agency Programs, including project success stories, upcoming events, service highlights, and more.

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New Energy Projects and How to Finance Them 💰 | June 2024


Honoring Earth Month 🌎 | April 2024


Get Ready to Navigate the Year with Confidence! 💪 | February 2024



Happy Energy Efficiency Month from SoCalREN 👷 | October 2023


City of Walnut receives $26k in SoCalREN cash incentives! 💪💡 | August 2023


More energy (and money) saving opportunities your way 💸 | June 2023


SoCalREN celebrates 10 Years 🌍 | April 2023


Together, we can create a more energy-efficient future 🤝 | March 2023


Welcome the New Year with SoCalREN! 🎉 | January 2023



Happy Holidays from the SoCalREN team! | December 2022


We Envision An Equitable Clean Energy Transition For All | November 2022


Strengthen your Community’s Energy Resilience with SoCalREN | October 2022


Ready for BONUS cash incentives from SoCalREN? | September 2022


Financing Opportunities for the New School Year! | August 2022


Happy Smart Irrigation Month from SoCalREN! | July 2022


Happy National Safety Month from the SoCalREN team! | June 2022


New Podcast, EPA’s $5M School Bus Program, and National Public Works Week! | May 2022


Happy Earth Month from the SoCalREN Public Agency Programs team | April 2022


New Program Incentives Available for SoCalREN Public Agencies! | March 2022

January and February:

What a Year! SoCalREN’s 2021 in Review | January & February 2022



City of Carson boiler replacement saves 10% in energy use! | December 2021


Financing Opportunities, Energy Retrofits, and Resources for Energy Efficiency Month! | October 2021


WE&T, Revolving Savings Fund Highlights, and Exciting Events | September 2021


The latest on AB 841, school district benchmarking, and more! | August 2021


Spotlights on Santa Monica and the San Joaquin Valley | July 2021

June :

Funds are limited! Get your facilities benchmarked today | June 2021


Don't miss out! Expiring incentive opportunities | May 2021


AB 841, Pathway to Zero and SoCalREN Network Toolkit Updates | March 2021


SoCalREN Spotlight: Culver City achieves over $142,000 in cost savings | February 2021


New Podcast Alert and Regional Partner Spotlight | April 2021


SoCalREN Spotlight: LA County saves over $839,000 | January 2021



How SoCalREN is keeping the focus local | December 2020 Newsletter


Santa Clarita's streetlight project achieves over 4 million kWh in savings | November 2020 Newsletter


The City of Thousand Oaks reduces their annual energy bill by 42% | October 2020 Newsletter


How the City of Orange achieved a 70% reduction in natural gas usage! | September 2020 Newsletter


Inland Empire Utilities Agency cuts energy costs by 7%! | August 2020 Newsletter


How the City of Stanton saved over 235,000 kWh in one year | July Newsletter


Funding and Incentive Opportunities I Energy Champion Perspectives | June 2020 Newsletter


Double Spotlight: Check out how Alhambra USD and Las Virgines MWD saved energy | May 2020 Newsletter


4 Remote Services Your Agency Can Take Advantage of Today! | April 2020 Newsletter


4 Reasons to Take Advantage of the New SoCalREN Network Toolkit | March 2020 Newsletter


SoCalREN's (not so) secret menu of services for Public Agencies | February 2020 Newsletter


70M+ kWh Savings Achieved by Public Agencies through 2019 | January 2020 Newsletter



CPUC ALJ Rules Valuable RENs to Continue | December 2019 Newsletter


Energy Efficiency Project Spotlight: City of Simi Valley | November 2019 Newsletter


Energy Efficiency Project Spotlight: City of Fullerton | October 2019 Newsletter


Top 5 Agency Takeaways on Energy Projects | September 2019 Newsletter


Spotlight on the City of Maywood | August 2019 Newsletter


Stranded Savings? SoCalREN Has You Covered! | July 2019 Newsletter


Spotlight on Inland Empire Utilities Agency | June 2019 Newsletter


Spotlight on City of Santa Ana | May 2019 Newsletter


Spotlight on United Water Conservation District | April 2019 Newsletter


The Metered Energy Savings Pathway | March 2019 Newsletter


Spotlight on Orange County Retrocommissioning | February 2019 Newsletter


Were you one of SoCalREN’s leading agencies in 2018? | January 2019 Newsletter



The SoCalREN Public Agency Programs Looks Ahead | Resource Round-Up | 2019 Project Opportunities


Spotlight on Las Virgenes Municipal Water District | New Enrollments | Upcoming 11/7 No-Cost Workshop


Spotlight on Palmdale | 11/7 Workshop | Celebrating Beacon Award Winners | Energy Efficiency Month


SoCalREN Energy Saving Milestones | Webinar on Funding/Implementing School Retrofits | Happenings & Upcoming Events


Spotlight on Goleta Sanitary District | Schools Webinar 8/7 | Annual Satisfaction Survey

July and earlier:

Archive of all SoCalREN email campaigns

Helpful downloadable fact sheets about all SoCalREN Public Agency Programs services.

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SoCalREN Cash Incentives Fact Sheet

Apply for SoCalREN cash incentives for your energy efficiency project.

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Owner's Rep Fact Sheet

Get the most out of your Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESCO) with help from SoCalREN’s Owner’s Representative expert, at no cost to your agency! 

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ENERGY STAR Certification 2024 Fact Sheet

Learn about all the benefits of ENERGY STAR certification and criteria for ENERGY STAR certification support by SoCalREN. 

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Government Code 4217

Government Code (GC) 4217 allows public agencies to enter into construction contracts to increase energy efficiency at public buildings without a formal bid process, provided that the anticipated cost for the proposed energy efficiency upgrades is less than the anticipated energy cost savings.

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Heat Pump Water Heater Fact Sheet

Learn how to get heat pump water heaters for your facilities through the SoCalREN!

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Lighting and Controls Fact Sheet

Get SoCalREN cash incentives for LED lighting and control upgrades at your facilities!

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Public Agency Programs Fact Sheet

SoCalREN Public Agency Programs offer a full suite of services to help your public agency complete energy efficiency projects. 


Energy Efficiency Project Fact Sheet

SoCalREN Project Managers will help ensure the success of your energy efficiency project from enrollment to project completion.

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Metered Savings Support Fact Sheet

Your agency can unlock energy efficiency project services using a normalized metered energy consumption (NMEC) approach.

Revolving Savings Fund Fact Sheet

Revolving Savings Fund Fact Sheet

Need upfront funding for your project? Take advantage of our Revolving Savings Fund Program, which offers bridge financing at 0% interest.

Data Reports

Portfolio Energy Analysis Fact Sheet

Agencies can request customized energy data reports to provide helpful insights on agency-wide energy consumption.


AB 841 CalSHAPE Program Overview Fact Sheet

An overview of the CalSHAPE Program and how SoCalREN Public Agency Programs can help school districts access grant funding.

More than 150 agencies throughout Southern California are reaping the benefits of participation in SoCalREN Public Agency Programs. Read about the success several enrolled agencies have enjoyed in the downloadable case studies below.

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City of Claremont

When Claremont established energy reduction targets in their City Sustainability Plan, SoCalREN provided them the tools and experience they needed to get the job done.

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City of Culver City

As one of SoCalREN’s first enrolled agencies, Culver City has shown consistent leadership and commitment to energy efficiency through a variety of lighting and mechanical projects.

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City of Santa Monica

Santa Monica has long championed innovative sustainable leadership, adopting aggressive goals for reducing energy and water resource consumption and increasing efficiency, as well as increasing citywide use of renewable energy and alternative fuels. Since the City’s enrollment in the SoCalREN in 2013, the Program has worked with the City to support their aggressive energy reduction goals through multiple energy efficiency projects.

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City of Long Beach

The City’s partnership with SoCalREN has helped them move toward energy efficient solutions that are resilient and ultimately better for the health of its economy and residents.

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City of Palmdale

Energy efficiency projects completed in partnership with SoCalREN have benefited the city through annual energy cost savings, improved outdoor environment and health, and increased safety.

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City of Santa Barbara

Since enrolling in 2014, the City has gained expertise and sophistication in energy efficiency, increasing the number and complexity of projects over time.

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Conejo Valley Unified School District

Since enrolling in 2013, CVUSD has worked alongside SoCalREN to identify and implement several energy efficiency projects.

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Cucamonga Valley Water District

Cucamonga Valley Water District (CVWD) has achieved significant energy savings through several projects since enrolling in 2014.

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Culver City Energy Management Systems

Installing an energy management system (EMS) saved the city both time and money at five of its key facilities.

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City of Culver City

Culver City completes another energy efficiency project to improve their widely used Cardiff Parking Structure in their popular downtown area.

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Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County completes energy efficient upgrades to their community service centers to benefit the community and save energy.

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Ventura Unified School District

Ventura Unified completes interior lighting upgrades at 14 elementary and middle schools.

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City of Carson

Carson replaces their commercial water boilers at their Community Center for an energy win. 

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City of Santa Paula

With SoCalREN’s no-cost support, the City of Santa Paula recently completed a large energy efficiency and solar feasibility assessment.

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El Monte Union High School District

El Monte Union High School District completes energy resiliency upgrades at five facilities. 

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City of Santa Monica

City of Santa Monica completes lighting retrofits in four of its parking garages using SoCalREN's Metered Savings Program.

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City of Corona

City of Corona upgrades its City Hall interior lighting, resulting to energy savings of $200,000 in the next ten years.

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El Toro Water District

El Toro Water District identifies major energy saving opportunities in four of its facilities with SoCalREN.

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Los Angeles County

LA County completes an energy upgrade in their South Central District Office. 

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Coachella Valley Water District

Coachella Valley Water District receives an incentive of over  $36,000 to optimize their wastewater treatment system.

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City of Palmdale

City of Palmdale receives three platinum awards, the highest distinction of the Beacon program for their energy efficiency and sustainability efforts.

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City of Pomona

Securing incentives and a 0% interest loan for The City of Pomona’s Palomares Park Community Center

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Hilton Creek Community Services District

SoCalREN helped the agency decide on a procurement method that suited the agency’s unique limitations from being in a remote area and having a small staff with limited capital procurement experience.

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City of Tulare

SoCalREN helped the agency complete two major pump overhauls for Tulare’s water distribution facilities

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Heat Pump Water Heater Installations Across Multiple Agencies

Multiple agencies leveraged SoCalREN’s expertise to install close to 90 heat pump water heaters across their facilities.

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Santa Barbara Unified School District

SoCalREN supported SBUSD upgrade 13 water heaters for various building types across schools in the district. 

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