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Our Mission

Energy Upgrade California® is a statewide initiative committed to uniting Californians to strive toward reaching our state’s energy goals. That’s why we’re inviting you to Keep It Golden®—to better manage your energy use for the future of California.

We’re here to give you the tools, knowledge and inspiration to Keep It Golden®, as it takes every one of us to keep moving California forward as a smart energy leader. We can’t succeed without you.

We support California in its quest to double energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40%, below 1990 levels, before 2030. If that sounds like a lot, that’s because it is. However, the good news is, all it takes to get started is the flip of a light switch or the turn of a dial. In fact, we’re already on track to getting 33% of our electricity from renewable resources by 2030.

So Keep It Golden®, California, because at Energy Upgrade California, we know that all those small energy actions like switching to LED light bulbs, add up to a cleaner, healthier, more prosperous state and can preserve our incredible environment for generations to come.

Our Purpose

Energy Upgrade California® was created to motivate and educate California residents and small businesses about energy management. Our useful programs and actions can help them better take charge of their energy use overall.

We want to help people understand that managing their energy use can help enhance their daily lives and help small businesses save money and energy. We provide inspiration and guidance on better energy management and encourage innovative policy discussions. We stand out on the national stage by inspiring other states to pursue a similar vision and path.

Our Partners

Energy Upgrade California® is supported by an alliance of the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Energy Commission, utilities, regional energy networks, local governments, Community Choice Aggregation, businesses and nonprofits to assist communities in meeting state and local energy and climate action goals. Our funding comes from investor-owned energy utility customers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission and the California Energy Commission.

Referenced in the 2020 and 2021 Energy Upgrade California Joint Consumer Action Plans, this initiative ended in December 2021. Thank you to all California residents and small businesses for participating in energy efficiency management activities and conservation measures. To learn more about energy saving and energy assistance programs in your area, contact your local utility provider or one of our partners below.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)

Incorporated in California in 1905, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, the company is a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation. www.pge.com

Southern California Edison (SCE Corp)

Southern California Edison (SCE Corp) is the largest subsidiary of Edison International and the primary electricity supply company for much of Southern California. It provides 14 million people with electricity across a service territory of approximately 50,000 square miles. www.sce.com

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)

A subsidiary of Sempra Energy, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is a regulated public utility that provides energy service to 3.6 million people through 1.4 million electric meters and 873,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties. www.sdge.com

Southern California Gas (SoCalGas)

Southern California Gas (SoCalGas) is the nation’s largest natural gas distribution utility, with 21.6 million consumers getting their energy through 5.9 million meters in more than 500 communities. SoCalGas is a regulated subsidiary of Sempra Energy. www.socalgas.com

Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN)

A collaboration of the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area. Led by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), it implements effective energy-saving programs on a regional level and draws on the expertise, experience and proven track record of Bay Area local governments to develop and administer successful climate, resource and sustainability programs. www.bayren.org

Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN)

The Southern California Regional Energy Network provides resources and assistance to homeowners and property owners who are planning residential energy-efficiency upgrades. In collaboration with local agencies, governments and stakeholders, services include rebate and incentive offerings for qualifying energy-efficiency upgrades, attractive financing terms for eligible residential solar and energy-saving improvements, and tools to help identify contractors with energy-efficiency training. www.socalren.org

Marin Clean Energy (MCE)

As California’s first Community Choice Aggregation Program, MCE offers cleaner power at stable rates, significantly reducing energy-related greenhouse emissions and enabling millions of dollars of reinvestment in local energy programs. MCE offers locally-controlled, cost-competitive electricity options for more than one million residents and businesses in 36 Bay Area communities across four Bay Area counties: Contra Costa, Napa, Marin and Solano. MCE customers are greening California’s electricity supply while investing in local economic and workforce benefits, and more equitable communities. For more information about MCE, visit www.mcecleanenergy.org

“Keep It Golden”® is a registered trademark of California Public Utilities Commission and the California Energy Commission. All rights reserved

Energy Upgrade California ® is a registered trademark of California Public Utilities Commission and the California Energy Commission. All rights reserved.