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About the SLO Regional Energy Alliance

Our mission is to reduce energy use, demand, and cost, and lower greenhouse gas emissions in San Luis Obispo County.

Our vision is to be the primary and trusted resource promoting the wise use of energy in San Luis Obispo County

The emPower program offers incentives, financing and qualified contractors to homeowners throughout the County, to help overcome barriers to energy-saving upgrades and to decrease monthly utility bills. Financing is available from CoastHills Federal Credit Union with unsecured loans up to $25,000 with rates as low as 5.9%. The program also offers free, unbiased technical assistance via the Energy Coach service. Learn more at

Energy Watch is a partnership between the County of San Luis Obispo, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Gas Company, and participating cities and Community Service Districts. Energy Watch is a comprehensive program that provides information to targeted customers regarding energy use and cost associated with facilities and infrastructure. This information is used to identify, finance and implement energy and cost savings measures, as well as track building performance.

Energy Watch is also responsible for overseeing the monitoring and implementation of the County’s EnergyWise Plan, which was adopted by the Board of Supervisors in November 2011 and aims to reduce GHG emissions in accordance with state mandates.