Southern California Regional Energy Network

Spotlight: City of Fullerton

SoCalREN is excited to feature the City of Fullerton for this month’s agency spotlight! The City has been an active member of SoCalREN Public Agency Programs and the North Orange County Cities (NOCC) Energy Partnership since August 2017 and has demonstrated a strong dedication to implementing energy efficiency measures in their community. 

Fullerton recently completed three successful lighting projects at their Plummer, Wilshire, and Transportation Center parking garages. The projects were made possible through Sourcewell’s procurement pathway, which streamlined the process, along with SoCalREN’s support along the way, including assistance for council approval on the projects. All of this collaboration and coordination paid off as construction was completed in an impressive three weeks! Not only did the projects greatly improve lighting quality and achieve energy and cost savings, they also increased safety in the three parking garages in the popular Downtown Fullerton area.

These projects achieved:

  • Over $14,900 in annual energy cost savings

  • Over $14,640 in utility incentives and $88,440 in On-Bill Financing 

  • Over 121,930 kWh energy savings

  • 29 metric tons CO2 avoided per year, equivalent to 3,263 gallons of gasoline consumed

The City of Fullerton’s energy efficiency efforts don’t stop there! The City is also actively working on installing a variable frequency drive (VFD) at their Hermitage Pump Station, which will allow them to reduce their pumping speed for maximum energy savings. SoCalREN has highly enjoyed working with the City of Fullerton and is excited to continue to support them in their commitment to energy efficiency!

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Green Button Support - Analyzing Utility Data Just Got Easier!


SoCalREN agencies now have a new way to analyze their energy data through Green Button Connect! Green Button Connect is a secure way of sharing utility data with your SoCalREN project manager through a one-time authorization. 

How will this service benefit your agency?

  • Enables in-depth analysis of agency assets using 15-minute interval data

  • Streamlines future energy data requests required for energy audits and comparative energy analysis (CEA) report development

  • Yields information about estimated energy savings and what types of measures to target

  • Facilitates tracking of historic and ongoing electric consumption and cost data

The Energy Coalition, the implementer of SoCalREN Public Agency Programs, has established access to this powerful data-sharing tool and can leverage it for SoCalREN’s enrolled public agencies. This tool helps to support the comparison of agency-owned assets, such as buildings and street lights to identify opportunities for cost-saving energy efficiency projects.

Green Button Connect is just one of the many tools that SoCalREN can utilize to build a comprehensive portfolio energy analysis for your agency. To find out more about how SoCalREN can support you, visit our website, email us, or contact your project manager today!

Upcoming Happenings

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Fund-it Fast Chat Webinar (October 8) 

Join us for a brief 20-minute webinar focused on SoCalREN's Revolving Loan Fund and other financing services, hosted by our friends at the San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization. If you've got time for a coffee break, you've got time to learn how your agency can leverage SoCalREN's Revolving Loan Fund as bridge funding for your energy efficiency project. 

Register today to save your spot!

Altcar Conference, Expo and Ride & Drive (October 16)

The Southern California AltCar Conference, Expo, and Ride & Drive is coming to Riverside Convention Center on October 16th! This all-day event, hosted by Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG), focuses on all alternative fuel opportunities, vehicles, and infrastructure, with panel discussions and an extensive array of alternative fuel vehicles available for attendees to get hands-on experience behind the wheel.

Register for the conference today!

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

The 2019 Green California Schools & Community Colleges Summit & Exposition is just around the corner! If you are attending the summit, you don’t want to miss SoCalREN’s interactive Lunch & Learn: Bond, School Bonds: Leveraging Bond Funding to Achieve Your District’s Energy Goals. Come to share best practices with peers, network, and learn about how local school districts have successfully leveraged bonds for energy efficiency projects.

Still haven’t registered to attend the summit?
Apply for our scholarship to receive no-cost attendance for the 17th!

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TRC: Breakdown of Cost-Effectiveness For the Rest of Us (October 21)

Do you understand how Total Resource Cost (TRC) calculations work and how they guide energy efficiency programs? We can help with that!

Due to popular demand, SEEC is hosting a one-time-only webinar encore of The Energy Coalition’s TRC workshop from the 2019 SEEC Forum! An expert panel will review the history and components of TRC, discuss why TRC is important for third-party programs, and explore best practices and alternatives for accurately valuing efficiency, protecting customer funds, and aligning with state policies. TRC’s impacts on energy efficiency programs will be illustrated using specific program examples. 

Register for the webinar today!

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October is Energy Awareness Month!

October is not just for Halloween and trick-or-treating, it’s also for celebrating energy efficiency! Do your part in spreading the good word by taking the Energy Efficiency Day pledge and sharing your agency’s efforts on Twitter (Don’t forget to tag @_SoCalREN)!

We’d also like to take this time to thank all of our agencies that practice energy efficiency year-round. Our goal to achieve unprecedented savings throughout Southern California could not be possible without our agencies’ commitment to building energy-saving communities.

Recent Happenings

Net Zero Conference (October 2 - 4)

SoCalREN was thrilled to recently join leaders as an exhibitor sponsor at the Net Zero Conference 2019, the world’s largest net-zero building conference and expo. We had the opportunity to engage and share SoCalREN Programs with thought-leaders and industry-shapers in the energy, water, waste, transit, and carbon sectors. Our team also attended riveting panels and workshops from innovative leaders in sustainability!

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