Southern California Regional Energy Network

Spotlight on the City of Maywood

The City of Maywood spans just 1.14 square miles but has demonstrated a big commitment to energy efficiency for their community by retrofitting streetlights city-wide. The City upgraded their 600 high-pressure sodium vapor lamps to LED fixtures with SoCalREN support on financial analysis and an incentive application to bring the project to fruition and capture rebates from Southern California Edison (SCE) before they expired.

Project benefits included:

  • $30,000+ in annual energy cost savings
  • $10,000 in utility incentives
  • 350,000+ kWh in annual on-bill energy savings
  • Over 90 metric tons of CO2 in GHG reduction, equivalent to taking 20 cars off the road for one year!

SoCalREN is thrilled to have partnered with the City of Maywood on this energy efficiency project and applauds them for taking action and leading their community towards a more sustainable energy future!

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SoCalREN's CEC Financing Application Support

Is your agency interested in leveraging a portion of the $17,000,000 in public agency energy efficiency funding available from the California Energy Commission (CEC), but unsure where to start? SoCalREN can guide your agency through the project application process with financial analysis, coordinate with the CEC, and assist with reporting requirements.

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Upcoming Happenings

Resiliency and Energy Workshop - Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, 11 AM - 1 PM (August 29th)

SoCalREN is partnering with the West Side Energy Partnership to host a resiliency and energy workshop for public agencies next month. Attendees will hear from thought leaders and peers on resources and strategies related to resiliency during natural disasters and energy emergencies. Spots are very limited! Register today to secure your attendance. Lunch will be provided.

Green California Schools & Community Colleges Summit and Exposition (October 16th - 17th)

SoCalREN will be attending the Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit and Exposition and will host a Lunch n’ Learn on our work with school districts on October 16th. Click here to register for the conference and stay tuned for more information about our workshop. We hope to see you there!


Recent Happenings

New Beacon Program Participants (July 15th)


We are excited to recognize SoCalREN agencies that have recently been accepted in the Beacon Program: the City of Irvine, the City of Carpinteria, and the City of Beverly Hills. They join the 30 other SoCalREN agencies currently participating in the program. SoCalREN applauds these agencies’ dedicated efforts to implementing sustainability best practices and saving energy!

The Beacon Program, sponsored by the Institute for Local Government and the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative, provides a framework for local governments to share best practices that create healthier, more vibrant and sustainable communities.

United Water Conservation District Receives AWWA Outstanding Energy Management Award (July 8th)

Congratulations to United Water Conservation District (UWCD) for receiving the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Outstanding Energy Management Award! UWCD is an active SoCalREN agency and has achieved a 26% reduction in annual energy costs by completing a series of energy efficiency projects. We are looking forward to continuing to support UWCD in its commitment to sustainability!

The AWWA Outstanding Energy Management Award is part of the association’s Partnership for Safe Water alliance which recognizes utilities for their long term commitment to optimizing operations, achieving outstanding performance, and protecting the environment and public health.

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