■ Western Riverside Council of Governments / Contributed
The Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG), has been working with Southern California Edison (SCE) and Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) to provide commercial businesses in Western Riverside County with an energy consultation and energy efficient retrofit installations.
This offering is provided on behalf of SCE’s and SoCalGas Direct Install (DI) programs, which provides commercial businesses the opportunity to receive no-cost energy efficiency measures that can reduce utility bills and increase the building’s lifespan over the years. The consultations are conducted by one of the utilities’ contracted third-party vendors, who would also install the energy and gas measures for the participating businesses.
The 2018 Direct Install Program through SCE for commercial businesses will occur in the cities of Canyon Lake, Lake Elsinore, Perris, San Jacinto, Menifee, and Temecula. The commercial consultation will be available beginning Aug. 15 and will conclude on Sept. 30. The SoCal Gas Direct Install Program is available to all cities in Western Riverside County from now through the end of 2018. Participation in these programs are “first come, first serve” basis as funding is limited.
The energy measures available for the DI Program include:
• Auto-closer for coolers and freezers, and
• Insulation for bare suction pipes.
• 4-foot LED tube replacements,
The gas measures available for the DI Program include:
• Low-flow kitchen pre-rinse spray valves
• Hot water tank and pipe insulation, and
• Low-flow showerheads and aerators.
To participate, business owners need the following:
• SCE / SoCal Gas service account number,
• Business address, and
• A signed Direct Install Program work order form.
The 2018 Direct Install calendar and locations are listed below: