The Redwood Coast Energy Watch is a local government partnership of the Redwood Coast Energy Authority and Pacific Gas and Electric Company which was created in 2006 to help Humboldt County utility customers lower their energy bills and enjoy a cleaner environment.
The Energy Watch partnership:
· Provides education, technical assistance, and direct installation services for the small commercial, public agency, and residential market sectors.
· Operates a toll-free Energy Answerline and Energy Resource Center which provides information, workshops, book and tool lending library, and technical assistance to the general public.
· Guides and assists decision-makers and the general public on emerging technologies, renewable energy, regional standards, and new policy initiatives such as climate change and green building.
· Works with public agencies on a range of strategic initiatives to develop local codes and standards that encourage energy efficiency and promote energy security and reliability.
Current Energy Watch program activities include:
Business Energy Efficiency Services: This turn-key program helps businesses reduce operating costs and improve their bottom line through energy efficiency projects. The program offers free, start-to-finish technical assistance and instant rebates to help reduce the cost of installing efficient lighting, refrigeration improvements and other energy efficiency measures. Learn more
Residential Services: This program helps Humboldt County residents increase the energy efficiency of their homes through home energy assessments and efficiency upgrades. Learn more
Non-Profit Energy Efficiency Program: Available to local non-profit organizations, this program matches standard Energy Watch incentives and services with foundation funds. These combined funds often cover 75-100% of total project costs. Call 707-269-1700 for more details.
Public Agency Energy Efficiency: Provides public agencies with specialized assistance to identify energy efficiency opportunities, develop project specifications, secure financing, apply for incentives, and coordinate retrofits.
Funding is limited. Services and incentives are provided on a first-come first-served basis and only while funding lasts. California consumers are not obligated to purchase any full-fee service or other service not funded by this program. This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by PG&E under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.