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Orange County Powers Authority partners with Southern California Regional Energy Network to offer energy efficiency programs

Orange County Power Authority (OCPA) announced today a new partnership with the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN) to bring energy efficiency programs to its member communities including Buena Park, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, and Irvine. Through this partnership, OCPA will collaborate with SoCalREN on programs and initiatives that will lead to long-term, sustainable benefits for residents, businesses, and public facilities within member cities.

“Entering into a partnership with the SoCalREN is a strategic alliance as we gear up for the Orange County Power Authority’s highly-anticipated launch in 2022,” said Chairman Mike Carroll, Councilmember City of Irvine. “This partnership will enable OCPA to further deploy energy efficiency programs and initiatives within our member communities by leveraging SoCalREN’s technical expertise, and capacity.”

Working with SoCalREN, the immediate focus for OCPA will be on the public agency programs – provided at no cost – to identify and implement energy efficiency projects in public city facilities and schools. These are critical first steps to lead OCPA member cities towards a sustainable clean energy future.

“The partnership with OCPA is vital as we work towards reduced energy consumption and endeavor to create new, resilient energy efficiency programs for public agencies,” said Lujuana Medina, Environmental Initiatives Section Manager. “Collaboration is extremely beneficial when implementing or deploying efforts of this scale. OCPA doesn’t have to reinvent the wheel and can accomplish major initiatives more efficiently by tapping SoCalREN’s collective experience.”

OCPA can access a number of SoCalREN energy saving programs to help member cities achieve overall greater sustainability.

About Orange County Power Authority
Orange County Power Authority (OCPA) is the county’s first community choice energy provider. Made up of member cities, which purchase renewable power and strive to set the most competitive rates for local customers, OCPA offers residents a smart, new energy choice. Operating with the ultimate transparency, OCPA is grounded in localized accountability, since decisions about purchasing power are made to benefit the member communities it serves. OCPA is creating an Orange County where everyone has access to renewable energy, ensuring a resilient future for all.

About the Southern California Regional Energy Network
The County of Los Angeles administers the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN) to bring together a wide variety of services with one common goal: achieving unprecedented levels of energy savings throughout Southern California. Authorized in 2012 by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the SoCalREN provides services to residents, businesses, and public agencies throughout the areas served by Southern California Edison (SCE) and/or SoCalGas®. Through the design and implementation of programs that impact homes, businesses, and public facilities, the SoCalREN has helped reduce energy use throughout the region.

This article was released by Orange County Transportation Authority.

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