Energy Watch Partnerships

The Benefit of Local Partnerships

PG&E’s Energy Watch Partnerships create a close-working relationship with local governments to help them develop and implement energy management plans so that they can achieve objectives related to sustainability and climate change. PG&E provides incentives, tools and technical assistance that support and empower our partners in their efforts. Not only does Energy Watch help reduce costs, it also demonstrates to constituents and communities a strong commitment to energy efficiency.

Energy Watch Partnerships provide centralized access to PG&E’s wide array of energy efficiency programs serving single- and multi-family residents and small businesses. Most partnerships work directly with the community to provide energy analyses to residential and small business customers. Qualifying customers may also receive the installation of energy-efficient equipment.

In an effort to provide greater service to residential customers, PG&E’s Low Income Energy Efficiency (LIEE) and Energy Watch programs are developing a pilot program to provide energy efficiency equipment to moderate-income residents. The pilot program will be introduced with select Energy Watch Partnerships and expanded to additional partnerships over the coming year.

Partnerships also provide energy workshops and classes designed specifically for local residents and businesses. Through these free training opportunities, customers can learn new ways to reduce their energy bills and become more energy-efficient.

By partnering with PG&E, organizations demonstrate their commitment to producing measurable results. Local agencies that lead by example can also motivate their communities to act. Additionally, many Energy Watch Partnerships strive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase renewable energy usage and protect air quality, while creating jobs and a more sustainable community.

Services to Save Energy

Services typically offered through Energy Watch Partnerships include:

  • Energy efficiency audits, retrofits and retrocommissioning of existing municipal buildings
  • Energy efficiency design assistance for new municipal buildings
  • Specialized energy efficiency marketing and outreach to local communities
  • Installation of energy efficiency equipment for single- and multi-family residences and small businesses
  • Tools for greenhouse gas-reduction planning
  • Local energy efficiency seminars
  • Vendor and subcontractor training and education
By developing an infrastructure that is more closely linked to the future needs of customers and communities, the Energy Watch Partnerships will help cities, counties, agencies and PG&E to achieve more together than we could alone.

Energy Watch Partnerships

Local Government Partners
PartnershipArea Served
Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) Energy Watch Counties of Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz; 18 cities of Central Coast region
East Bay Energy Watch Counties of Alameda and Contra Costa
Fresno Energy Watch Fresno County
Great Valley Center - Strategic Energy Resources Counties of Merced, Stanislaus, and San Joaquin
Kern County Energy Watch Kern County
Lake County Energy Watch County of Lake Planning Division Community Development Department
Madera Energy Watch Madera County
Marin County Energy Watch Marin County
Mendocino County Energy Watch Mendocino County
Napa County Energy Watch Napa County
North Valley Energy Watch Counties of Shasta, Tehama, Glenn and Butte
Redwood Coast Energy Watch (RCEW) Humboldt County
San Francisco Energy Watch San Francisco County
San Joaquin County Energy Watch San Joaquin County
San Luis Obispo Energy Watch San Luis Obispo County
San Mateo County Energy Watch San Mateo County
Santa Barbara Energy Watch Northern Santa Barbara County
Sierra Nevada Energy Watch Counties of Lassen, Plumas, Sierra, Nevada (Grass Valley, Nevada City), Placer (Auburn, Colfax, Lincoln, Loomis, Rocklin, Roseville), El Dorado (Placerville), Amador (Amador City, Lone Pine, Jackson, Plymouth, Sutter Creek), Calaveras, Alpine and Tuolumne(Sonora)
Silicon Valley Energy Watch Santa Clara County
Solano Energy Watch Solano County
Sonoma County Energy Watch Sonoma County
Sutter Buttes Energy Partnership Counties of Colusa, Sutter and Yuba
Valley Innovative Energy Watch (VIEW) Portions of Kings and Tulare Counties
Yolo County Energy Watch Yolo County
Statewide Partners
PartnershipArea Served
California Community Colleges/IOU Partnership California Community Colleges
UC/CSU/IOU Partnership University of California, California State University
State of California/IOU Partnership State of California
California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation/IOU Partnership California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation
Federal Government
PartnershipArea Served
Federal Government Federal Government

Get Involved

Do you live or operate a business in a partnership community? Call us at 1-800-468-4743 (business customers) or 1-800-933-9555 (residential customers) to learn how the Energy Watch Partnership can work for you.