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POLICY STRATEGIES

  • POLICY FORUMS
  • DISCUSSION GROUPS
  • SITE TOURS
  • ENERGY POLICY LEADERSHIP
  • MODEL ENERGY POLICIES & STANDARDS

POLICY STRATEGIES

TEC understands that connecting people and ideas is the key to smart energy innovation. Innovation occurs when new connections are made.  Knowing this, TEC actively seeks to bring people and ideas together on an on-going basis.

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POLICY FORUMS

POLICY FORUMS

Convening in-person and virtual ongoing policy forums for key energy stakeholder involvement and collaboration. Exit
DISCUSSION GROUPS

DISCUSSION GROUPS

Bringing together thought leaders, technical experts, elected officials and key stakeholders to exchange ideas and perspectives on important energy and resource management issues. Exit
SITE TOURS

SITE TOURS

Acquiring a better global understanding of energy policies at the national, regional and municipal levels and their intended and unintended consequences in order to guide, inform and improve future policies and practices in California.
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ENERGY POLICY LEADERSHIP

ENERGY POLICY LEADERSHIP

Leading energy policy development through research, implementation of demonstration projects, drafting policy white papers and facilitation of statewide policy working groups. Exit
MODEL ENERGY POLICIES & STANDARDS

MODEL ENERGY POLICIES & STANDARDS

Designing tailored policies and standards that promote and support commitment to enduring energy behavior change. Exit

EDUCATION & ENGAGEMENT

  • K-12 SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION
  • TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • COMMUNITY ENERGY OUTREACH & STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
  • CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN
  • CORPORATE EDUCATION

EDUCATION & ENGAGEMENT

Knowledge is the cornerstone of change and the key to our sustainable future. Education and engagement leads to behavior change. Understanding this, we carefully craft unique and award-winning strategies for all of our partners, delivering K-12 curriculum development and design, community engagement, corporate training, professional development and technical training.

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K-12 SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION

K-12 SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION

Architect and implementer of award winning standards-based energy education curricula, interactive activities and avenues to explore green career paths that cultivate environmentally savvy young leaders. Exit
TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Equipping industry practitioners with the expertise needed to tackle complex technical challenges essential to project realization; and designing and delivering leading-edge training and instruction to develop industry knowledge and leadership. Exit
COMMUNITY ENERGY OUTREACH & STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

COMMUNITY ENERGY OUTREACH & STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

Engaging and informing communities and stakeholders to learn and lead through smart energy practices with creative marketing and outreach plans, community events and forums, interactive media and strategic partnerships. Exit
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN

Developing Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) and standards-aligned curricula that leverage action-driven activities and inquiry-based design to empower youth to become smart energy managers. Exit
CORPORATE EDUCATION

CORPORATE EDUCATION

Creating “eco-fit” organizations through customized sustainable energy solutions and tailored in-house training to save resources while fostering employee buy-in and engagement. Exit

SMART ENERGY STRATEGIES

  • ENERGY EFFICIENCY TURNKEY PROJECT DELIVERY
  • TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
  • ENERGY PLANNING
  • FINANCING AND FUNDING STRATEGIES
  • RENEWABLE ENERGY ADVISORY SERVICES

SMART ENERGY STRATEGIES

Reducing energy usage, conserving existing resources and promoting sustainable practices in an innovative, measurable manner is how we work with our partners and their communities.

 

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY TURNKEY PROJECT DELIVERY

ENERGY EFFICIENCY TURNKEY PROJECT DELIVERY

Architect and implementer of an innovative, market transformational strategy that brings public agencies unbiased third-party expertise and a full turnkey retrofit solution that achieves energy savings in half the time. Exit
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Providing support to enable best practices of real-time facilities management, sophisticated building system analysis, retro-commissioning support and the technological tools to economically manage energy activity. Exit
ENERGY PLANNING

ENERGY PLANNING

Creating customized, needs-based energy management and sustainable community climate plans in concert with public agencies and stakeholder leadership. Exit
FINANCING AND FUNDING STRATEGIES

FINANCING AND FUNDING STRATEGIES

Assisting with access to innovative funding solutions that eliminate financial barriers and allow companies, organizations and communities to get plans off the shelf and into action. Exit
RENEWABLE ENERGY ADVISORY SERVICES

RENEWABLE ENERGY ADVISORY SERVICES

Offering third-party unbiased expertise and advice on renewable project proposals including solar, storage, demand-response and other energy solutions. Exit

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Aspen Accord Policy Forum

policy leadership

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Aspen Accord Policy Forum

  • Aspen Accord

    Through developing white papers, hosting workshops and conferences and leading study tours, the Aspen Accord identifies and highlights pioneering work in energy leadership communities both within the U.S. and internationally.  

  • Participants

    Aspen Accord participants include leaders from local governments, counties, utilities, regulatory bodies and non-governmental organizations.

  • Outcomes

    The Aspen Accord offers a unique venue for invited participants to collaborate on energy solutions. To date, ideas that originated at Aspen Accord summits have resulted in notable pilot demonstration projects and innovative energy policies.

    Aspen Accord participants have impressively demonstrated the value of the open exchange of information and ideas that go beyond “business as usual” and toward the bold measures that keeps California at the forefront of global energy solutions.

  • Recent Aspen Accord Events

    May 2014 – Barcelona, Pamplona and Bilbao, Spain
    Sustainable Energy Study & Discussion Tour – Focus on Spain’s Energy Efficiency, Renewable’s and Regulatory Practices

    May 2013 – Sydney & Adelaide, Australia
    Sustainable Energy Study & Discussion Tour – Focus on Understanding the Water-Energy Nexus and Climate Change Adaptation Best Practices in Australia

    May 2012 – Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Shanghai, China
    Sustainable Energy Study & Discussion Tour – In Collaboration with the Global Forum on Human Settlements

    October 2011 – La Jolla, CA
    Creating Sustainable Partnerships Through Innovations in Funding, Organization and Regulatory Strategies

    August 2011 – Stockholm, Sweden and Prague, Czech Republic
    Sustainable Energy Study and Discussion Tour- Focus on Innovative Energy Solutions in Europe

    March 2011 – San Francisco, CA
    The Emerging Role of Innovative Energy Management Technologies – Driving Customer Behavior toward Greater Energy Accountability

    October 2010 – Palm Desert, CA
    Advancing Market Transformation Through An Alliance of Utilities, Local Governments and Regulators

    August 2010 – Berlin and Freiberg, Germany
    Sustainable Energy Study and Discussion Tour- Focus on Renewable Energy Policies in Europe

    March 2010 – Napa, CA
    Aligning Local Government, Utility and Regulatory Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

     

     

     

     

PEAK Student Energy Actions

education & engagement

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PEAK Student Energy Actions

  • PEAK

    TEC is the architect of PEAK, an energy education program designed to empower students to become smart energy managers.  PEAK provides comprehensive energy curriculum correlated to California academic content standards, professional development for educators, a toolkit of supplies for each hands-on PEAK lesson, interactive assemblies, classroom assistance, instructional planning, field trips and a wide range of special events. Partnering with California utilities TEC is engaging thousands of PEAK students in hundreds of schools statewide. Visit www.peakstudents.org to see how.

     

  • Partners

    PEAK works in tandem with schools, districts, County Offices of Education, state and local agencies as well as with a wide range of community-based partners to bring PEAK to several hundred schools each year.

    In partnership with Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas, San Diego Gas and Electric, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, The Energy Coalition’s PEAK program directly impacts nearly 25,000 future energy consumers and their families each year.

  • Outcomes

    PEAK’s goal is to equip future energy consumers with the tools to manage energy wisely now and in their futures. PEAK students understand the impact their energy choices make on our planet, and through our award-winning curriculum students become smart energy advocates engaging in positive behavior change actions, are more proficient in science standards and are better prepared for the growing Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) career needs of California.

The Community Energy Partnership

education & engagement

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The Community Energy Partnership

  • Community Energy Partnership

    What happens when a group of cities, local utility companies and The Energy Coalition work together to change energy consumption?  A new ethic is unleashed, helping each participating community adopt new energy efficiency practices in their local municipal facilities, climate action plans are developed, and community members become engaged.  See how Brea, Corona, Culver City, Irvine, Moreno Valley, San Bernardino, Santa Clarita and Santa Monica, along with Southern California Edison and Southern California Gas Company, have teamed up with TEC to foster lasting change.

    TEC facilitates the CEP and bears primary responsibility for project management, performance tracking and implementation of energy efficiency programs and services to populations of the City. We have demonstrated our ability to work with municipalities since 1998, to successfully implement energy efficiency programs and achieve energy savings for the participating cities and their communities.

    Visit www.communityenergypartnership.org to see how.

  • Partners

    The Community Energy Partnership is a partnership among:

    • Eight Southern California Cities: Brea, Corona, Culver City, Irvine, Moreno Valley, San Bernardino, Santa Clarita and Santa Monica
    • Two Local Utilities: Southern California Edison and Southern California Gas Company
    • Facilitating Partner: The Energy Coalition

    The program is funded by California utility customers and administered by Southern California Gas Company and Southern California Edison under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.

  • Outcomes

    The CEP brings energy efficiency benefits to many different individuals and communities including homeowners, renters, business owners, senior citizens, municipal employees and the City as a whole. By empowering consumers to take responsibility for their energy use with a focus on positioning the City as a leader, the program delivers a substantial amount of energy savings which in turn benefits the environment.

The Energy Network

smart energy strategies

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The Energy Network

  • The Energy Network

    The Energy Network is a pilot project offering ‘one stop’ energy services to local governments, their residents and businesses within the Southern California Edison (SCE) and Southern California Gas (SCG) service territories. Its large scale, cross-sector energy management strategies complement and supplement services provided by these utilities.

    TEC designed and now leads the implementation of The Energy Network’s Public Agency Subprogram which is currently available to over 700 agencies throughout Southern California. At no cost to agencies, The Energy Network identifies energy saving measures and works side-by-side with agency staff from designing performance specifications through construction to help accomplish energy efficiency projects. The Energy Network does this by offering a full turnkey solution that makes upgrades faster than was previously possible. The program also customizes services according to agency’s needs.  Services include project start-to-finish management support, technical assistance, access to financing, competitively bid specialty contractors, transparent pricing and assistance with utility rebate processing. Click here to view our service area.

    Visit  www.theenergynetwork.com to see how we are working hand in glove with our partners, bringing them the expertise and resources they need to design and implement smart energy efficiency projects that not only reduce energy usage, but also save money that can be invested in other civic priorities.

  • Partners

    The Energy Network is a partnership among the County of Los Angeles, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Company and its implementers. The Energy Coalition is the implementer for the public agency energy efficiency program. The program is administered by the County of Los Angeles and funded by California utility ratepayers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.

  • Outcomes

    The project is laying the foundation for market transformation by utilizing the collective power of residents, businesses, and the public sector  to achieve an unprecedented level of energy savings across Southern California. Since launching the program in mid-September 2013, 42 agencies have enrolled with 126 projects in the pipeline in over 175 facilities. These projects, including 15,000 street light projects, project an estimated electric savings of 48 million kWh and an estimated construction budget of over $65 million.