Energy Efficiency Partnerships 

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Partnership Highlights:

Saved ~4 million kWh and 110,000 therms.

Received ~$1 million in incentives and rebates

Partnership support has resulted in $700,000 in annual avoided energy costs

Riverside County’s Energy Efficiency Partnership was established in 2006 with Southern California Edison.  Southern California Gas joined in 2010. The partnership provides technical assistance for energy efficiency projects at county facilities and offers enhanced project incentives/rebates.

Partnership Projects

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Air Conditioning

Keeping county buildings cool includes small to large equipment

  • County Circle Chillers

  • Eddie D. Smith Center Package Units



LED Lighting uses less energy

  • CAC Parking Structure—LED

  • Exterior LED—Rustin



  • Larry D. Smith boiler (Larry D. Smith Boiler Retrofit)

  • Larry D. Smith support equipment (Larry D. Smith Additional Support Equipment)


Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)

VFDs can save energy by controlling building equipment so they operate less

  • Temecula CAC Air Handler Variable Frequency Drives

  • SWJC Central Plant Variable Frequency Drives



Retrocommissioning is like doing a large scale “tune-up” to a facility

  • SWJC Central Plant

  • Western Riverside Animal Shelter

  • Perris Sheriff/CHA Campus

  • Project Results:

  • Energy Savings:

    • 669,828 kWh

    • 26 KW

    • 34,444 Therms

  • Cost Savings:

    • $79,752 Electric Savings

    • $21,896 Gas Savings

    • $101,649 Total Savings

  • Total SCE/SCG Incentives:

    • $133,644

Total Project Costs:  $246,519

Total Project Savings:  $235,293


Waste Heat Capture

Waste Heat can be used to heat water or run a chiller

  • SWJC Heat Exchanger Upgrade

    • Works with cogeneration plant to capture more waste heat


Are you a resident or business looking for more energy efficiency information?

For Residents


Southern California Edison

Western Riverside Council of Governments Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program

For Business