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December 11, 2018
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 Sonoma Clean Power offers no-cost energy upgrades

November 23, 2018

Sonoma Clean Power, the public electricity provider for Sonoma and Mendocino counties, is launching a new study on energy-saving technology and is currently recruiting participants to receive no-cost upgrades and provide feedback.

The newly launched Lead Locally program, funded through a grant from the California Energy Commission with additional support from SCP, aims to develop strategies to double energy efficiency in existing buildings. In this first phase of the program, the Lead Locally team is studying installing innovative energy-saving equipment in SCP customer homes and businesses. 

“SCP wants to build a cleaner energy future for our community. The Lead Locally program will evaluate the best technologies to help meet our community’s energy efficiency goals, and now we’re asking our customers to get involved,” said Chad Asay, Lead Locally Program Manager.

The upgrades studied under the Lead Locally program are valued at $5,000 or more, and will be installed at no cost. The team is currently recruiting homeowners to receive upgrades to their attic insulation, or their heating and cooling system. In the future, SCP will recruit additional homeowners and businesses to test appliances, lighting, and water heating. 

To participate, customers can visit SonomaCleanPower.org and visit the Lead Locally program page:  https://sonomacleanpower.org/lead-locally to submit a participation request. This will be used to screen for technology-specific eligibility criteria, and will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must be willing to allow energy usage monitoring and to complete quarterly satisfaction surveys for 12 to 18 months.

Participant feedback will be used to confirm that these technologies will work well for the SCP community, provide insight into best practices for installers, and guide future energy-saving programs. In the future, the Lead Locally program will open a physical Energy Marketplace in downtown Santa Rosa, CA, where the public will be able to learn about, test and purchase these energy-saving technologies.  

About Sonoma Clean Power

Sonoma Clean Power is proud to serve the counties of Sonoma and Mendocino, as a self-funded, public electricity provider. Climate change affects everyone, so our programs are designed for everyone. SCP’s services are practical, affordable and inclusive, inviting everyone to be part of the transition toward a clean energy future. To learn more, visit sonomacleanpower.org or call 1 (855) 202-2139.