The San Gabriel Valley Energy Wise Partnership (SGVEWP) has engaged in several long-term planning efforts with its participating jurisdictions to help develop opportunities and strategies for achieving energy savings over time. These efforts are in support of the California Long-Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan (CEESP).
This comprehensive plan for 2009 to 2020 is the State’s first integrated framework of goals and strategies for saving energy, covering government, utility, and private sector actions and providing a single road-map for achieving maximum energy savings across all major groups and sectors in California. It was adopted by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in 2008 and updated in 2011.
To support these efforts, the CPUC allocated funding to each of the three investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to implement activities as a way of helping the State meet its long-term energy goals. Southern California Edison (SCE) has released three requests for proposals for local government partnerships to apply to complete activities that support the CEESP. On two separate occasions, the SGVEWP was awarded funding to complete activities related to the CEESP. Information about both of these projects can be found below:
CEESP Phase 1
2011 - 2014
In 2011, the SGVCOG was awarded $3.4 million to work with 27 participating jurisdictions to:
Procure an energy efficiency management information system
The SGVCOG partnered with the County of Los Angeles to provide the County's Energy Efficiency Management Information System (EEMIS) to the 27 participating cities. By connecting cities' electricity and gas bills for municipal facilities to the system, City staff members obtained the ability to view energy usage and bill data for its municipal facilities. City staff can then use this information to identify possible energy efficiency projects and other opportunities to save energy and money.
Develop greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory and Energy Action Plan for each participating jurisdiction
CEESP Phase 3
2013 - Present
In 2013, the SGVCOG was awarded $850,000 to work with participating jurisdictions to:
Develop a green building guidebook and interactive website
Develop a customer-facing online permitting system that incorporates energy efficiency information and rebates
Develop a point-of-permit energy assessment program