Southern California Regional Energy Network

Spotlight on Santa Ana
Police Department Lighting

The City of Santa Ana enrolled in SoCalREN Public Agency Programs in May 2014 and has since completed nine successful energy efficiency projects through SoCalREN. Most recently, the SoCalREN and Local Government Partnership (LGP) worked together on a project at their police department building to maximize utilization of resources, with SoCalREN providing project management support and the LGP providing funds for a lighting audit and the initial incentive application submission.

Santa Ana’s police department facility is a 50,000 square foot multi-story building that operates around the clock. The building is the City’s highest energy user, making it an ideal opportunity for an energy efficiency project. SoCalREN provided high-touch coordination support with the City’s police department staff to ensure that even high-security areas containing sensitive information were included in the project. Construction was completed in just 3 months and the project achieved:
  • Over $74,000 in annual energy cost savings
  • More than $160,000 in utility incentives and $400,000 in On-Bill Financing (OBF)
  • Over 673,000 kWh in annual energy savings
  • Over 135 metric tons of CO2 in GHG reduction, equivalent to taking 28 cars off the road for one year!
Even with these exciting accomplishments under their belt, the City is not stopping anytime soon. They’ve recently saved an additional $26,000 in annual energy costs on an LED lighting retrofit project at their Maintenance Yard, a facility that serves as the headquarters for the City's maintenance staff. Next, they will tackle lighting projects at an underground parking structure, sports field, city park, and regional transportation center. SoCalREN is thrilled to partner with the City of Santa Ana on their many energy efficiency projects and applauds the City for taking action and leading their community towards a sustainable energy future!

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SoCalREN's Comparative Energy
Analysis and Green Button


SoCalREN Public Agency Programs now supports 15-minute interval data-sharing via SCE's Green Button Connect. By leveraging Green Button Connect, SoCalREN empowers agencies to:
  1. Target energy consumption and savings opportunities based on time of use.
  2. Streamline SoCalREN data requests for energy efficiency audits and portfolio analysis.
  3. Provide a secure way to share portfolio-wide energy consumption and cost data.
SoCalREN recommends Green Button Connect for all public agencies, especially those looking to identify new energy efficiency projects within their facility portfolio and those targeting facility whole building projects. Reach out to your SoCalREN Project Manager today to get started analyzing your building portfolio’s interval data!

Upcoming & Recent Happenings

Coming this June... E-Contractor Workshop: Doing Business with SoCalREN

Workshop for LA Region Contractors

Stay tuned for upcoming registration and speaker details for SoCalREN’s contractor workshop on June 11th from 8 AM - 11 AM. Hosted by SoCalREN and Emerald Cities Collaborative at the SoCalGas ERC, this workshop will offer insights and best practices for contractors interested in bidding on SoCalREN energy efficiency projects.

SoCalREN’s Workforce Education & Training Program offers contractor development and capacity building for small, minority, and women business-owners in the energy efficiency sector. You can read more about SoCalREN's workforce development initiatives and opportunities on
our website.

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Beacon Awards
(Deadline to apply June 1st)

The Beacon Program is a statewide program sponsored by the Institute for Local Government (ILG) and the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC) that provides support and recognition to California cities and counties working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy and adopt policies and programs that promote sustainability.

Are you considering applying for a Beacon Award? We can help you enhance your Beacon Award application by quantifying the impacts from your energy efficiency projects with SoCalREN. Applications are due on the
Beacon Program website by June 1st. Contact your SoCalREN Project Manager or email us here to get started!

Southern California Association of Governments Conference & General Assembly (5/1 - 5/3)

SoCalREN kicked off May at the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Annual Conference & General Assembly, where we hosted an exhibitor table to introduce SoCalREN Public Agency Programs and showcase case studies from our enrolled agencies. Our team chatted with attendees representing SCAG's local government membership, such as Patricia Kelley, Patricia Kelley, Mayor Pro-Temp for the City of Mission Viejo (pictured left), which has been enjoying energy savings from their most recent street lighting project. SoCalREN also joined conversations surrounding Connect SoCal - the new sustainable vision for the region. For more information about the conference, visit SCAG's website.

SoCalREN New Programs Webinar

SoCalREN New Programs Webinar (4/24)

SoCalREN announced three new programs (Metered Savings Program, Pathway to Zero, and Revolving Loan Fund) to serve our Network in our most recent webinar.Missed the webinar? Watch the recording here!

SoCalREN attending MGBCE

Municipal Green Building Conference & Expo (MGBCE, 4/18)

SoCalREN Public Agency Programs were a proud sponsor of the Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo on April 18th in Downey, CA. We were excited to share our newest programs for public agencies with local government, sustainability, and green building professionals.

Correctional Note:  United Water Conservation District’s Well Pump Sequencing project featured in last month’s April newsletter article, “Spotlight on United Water Conservation District Well Pump Sequencing,” utilized Southern California Edison’s hydraulic services. For more information about this project, contact us at
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