Lake County Energy Watch
Lake County Energy Watch offers a range of energy efficiency options for:
- Special Districts
- Small businesses (under 200kW per month)
- Non-profit organizations*
- Residential customers
- County-owned and other municipal facilities.
Energy efficiency seminars will be offered in Lake County for the construction and facility maintenance sector, as well as making County staff available to speak to community and civic organizations about energy efficiency programs.
In addition to public education of energy efficiency measures available to all, Lake County Energy Watch is partnering with Richard Heath & Associates to provide no- and low-cost lighting retrofits for government facilities – including city, state, and federal facilities located in Lake County – as well as to non-profit organizations and small businesses.
As a PG&E third-party provider, RHA oversees the Energy Fitness Program, an energy efficiency program available to all non-residential PG&E customers in Lake County who use less than 200 kW of electricity per month.
The Energy Fitness Program offers lighting retrofits (remove and replace existing lighting for high energy efficient lighting) at no- or low-cost. The retrofits include four and eight foot linear fixtures, high bay fixtures, Energy Star compact fluorescent lamps, LED exit signs or retro kits, occupancy sensors, vending machine controllers, faucet aerators, as well as additional LED and other cost effective savings measures. Most of these measures are at absolutely no cost – including removal and installation – with just a few of the options requiring a nominal surcharge.
*Thanks to a successful grant application with the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Lake County Energy Watch has been awarded $10,000 to assist non-profit organizations in Lake County with paying any applicable surcharge for lighting retrofits. When non-profits receive services from RHA through the Lake Count Energy Watch program, RHA will invoice Lake Count Energy Watch on behalf of the eligible organization.
For more information about the Lake County Energy Watch program, contact Michalyn DelValle at (707) 263-2221. For more energy-saving tips, visit the Green Living Resources pages.
A joint venture of Pacific Gas and Electric Company and the County of Lake
Energy Upgrade California
Energy Upgrade California is the one-stop-shop for home improvement projects that lower energy use, conserve water and natural resources, and make your home healthier and more comfortable.
Use the Energy Upgrade California website to:
- Plan your upgrade projects
- Locate participating contractors
- Find rebates and incentives
If you're a contractor in Lake County, sign up so local residents can hire you! If you're a local resident or business, keep checking this site for rebates, incentives, and energy-realted information.
Lake County Business Rebate Application
Lake County businesses, get started saving energy and money! Fill out this Business Rebate Application, send in to PG&E or drop-off at:
Lake County Energy Watch Program
Community Development Department, 3rd Floor
255 N. Forbes Street, Lakeport
Third Floor in Community Development
Flex Your Power
Flex Your Power is California's statewide energy efficiency marketing and outreach campaign. Initiated in 2001, Flex Your Power is a partnership of California's utilities, residents, businesses, institutions, government agencies and nonprofit organizations working to save energy.
For more information on rebates and servcies for residential, business, and government customers, visit www.fypower.org
Energy best practices for office buildings, hotels, restaurants and processing plants available from Flex Your Power for commercial accounts.
Green Building Information
You can downland Green Building Information from the Community Development Department for information. Another resource funded by California utility customers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission, Energy Design Resources offers a valuable palette of energy design tools and resources that help make it easier for architects, engineers, lighting designers, and developers to design and build energy-efficient commercial and industrial buildings in California.