California's electric and gas utilities have led the nation in the development of energy efficiency programs since the 1970s. Due in part to the state’s efficiency programs, per capita energy use has remained flat, while the rest of the US has increased by about 33 percent.

Under regulations set by the California Public Utilities Commission, California's investor-owned utilities work with other program administrators and third-party vendors to develop programs and measures to transform technology markets within California using ratepayer funds.

  • Prop 39 Zero Net Energy Schools - Pilot Program

    Proposition 39, the California Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2012 (Prop 39), provides up to $550 million per year to improve energy efficiency and increase the use of clean energy in public schools and community colleges. The Prop 39 ZNE Schools Pilot will assist schools in retrofitting existing facilities to ZNE by leveraging Prop 39 funding. Interested schools are encouraged to revisit this website for updates.