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Public Agency Program
November 2018 Newsletter

Spotlight on Las Virgenes Municipal Water District

Since its 2015 enrollment in the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN) Public Agency Program, Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) has completed numerous projects with SoCalREN, including pumping and lighting projects. Recently, they completed lighting retrofits at the LVMWD Headquarters facility and Tapia Water Reclamation Facility, which treats wastewater into high-quality recycled water used to irrigate golf courses, school grounds, and parks.
The project replaced over 2,000+  interior and exterior fixtures throughout the sites - ranging from industrial environments to staff offices. LVMWD will benefit from more than 210,000 kWh in utility savings and over $18,500 in incentives. The District is looking forward to realizing more savings in the near future with an additional lighting project underway and a blower and aeration diffuser upgrade project in the works. SoCalREN looks forward to continuing to work side-by-side with the District to identify and accomplish energy efficiency projects!

Celebrating New Enrollments

In theme with “Energy Efficiency” month, SoCalREN welcomed four new agencies in October! We would like to warmly welcome Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, Tulare Irrigation District, the City of Lakewood and the City of Lancaster!
Each of these new enrollments is unique and adds to the diverse portfolio of 116 public agencies that the SoCalREN Public Agency Program works with to identify and implement energy efficiency projects that save energy and money.
  • The Santa Monica-Malibu USD enrollment completes the trio of Santa Monica, Malibu, and their corresponding school district. These communities will benefit from regional success for years to come.
  • The Tulare Irrigation District, organized in 1889, might be SoCalREN’s oldest agency to enroll! SoCalREN looks forward to working, sharing and learning with the District.
  • The City of Lakewood also recently enrolled. By partnering with the Gateway Energy Leadership Partnership, we are excited to bring energy efficiency benefits to the Lakewood community.
  • Last but not least, we would like to welcome the City of Lancaster. We’re excited to partner with the city’s trailblazing community choice aggregator (CCA), Lancaster Choice Energy, not just through the SoCalREN Public Agency Program, but also through the suite of other services offered by SoCalREN.
SoCalREN looks forward to building these agencies’ capacity and expertise and celebrating energy efficiency success across the region!

Peer-to-peer Workshop: The Huntington Beach Experience

SoCalREN’s workshop, in partnership with the City of Huntington Beach, a leader on energy efficiency and sustainability strategies, is coming soon! Join us Wednesday, November 7th from 10-11:30am for a workshop and facility tour at Huntington Beach’s historic central library where we’ll hear best practices, learn about Huntington Beach’s energy efficiency experiences, and engage in a peer-to-peer discussion on project identification, financing, and more.
Reserve your spot now!

Cool Planet Winners!

On October 19, 2018, at Sony Pictures Studio in Culver City, several enrolled agencies were presented with a 2018 Cool Planet Award by Southern California Edison and The Climate Registry. This annual award recognizes the valuable contribution of SCE business customers who demonstrate exemplary leadership in energy and carbon management within their business size and industry sector.
Congratulations to agencies who were recognized for their achievements!
  • City of Santa Monica - Cool Planet Champion
  • Inland Empire Utilities Agency - Waste & Wastewater
  • City of Corona - Medium Government & Institutional
  • City of Orange - Small Government & Institutional, Orange County
  • City of Rancho Cucamonga - Small Government & Institutional, San Bernardino County
  • City of Murrieta - Small Government & Institutional, Riverside County
Developed by The Energy Coalition on behalf of the SoCalREN Public Agency Program.
The SoCalREN Public Agency Program is administered by the County of Los Angeles and funded by California utility ratepayers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.

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