Emphasis on Energy Efficiency & Sustainability

The City of Orange is collaborating with Southern California Edison® and SoCalGas® through the North Orange County Cities Energy Partnership (NOCC) to help the City achieve our energy reductions goals and save money along the way! NOCC and the City of Orange encourage you to do the same with help from the following energy efficiency tips and residential utility programs that can save you money and energy.

Saving Energy = Saving Money

Summer Discount Plan: Earn up to $180 in credits on your energy bill with the Southern California Edison Summer Discount Plan. Flexible program options let you choose your level of comfort and savings. There’s no cost to enroll or participate in the program and you can manage your preferences anytime.

Time-of-Use Rates (TOU): Southern California Edison’s TOU plans can help you manage your energy costs. By taking advantage of lower rates during off-peak and super off-peak periods, you can avoid higher weekday rates when energy resources are in demand.

Medical Baseline Allowance: If you or someone in your household requires powered medical equipment, you may be eligible for Medical Baseline financial assistance offered by Southern California Edison and SoCalGas.

Rebates and Incentives: Before purchasing new appliances, be sure to check SCE.com and SoCalGas.com for available rebates and incentives. ENERGYSTAR.gov is also a great tool to help find rebates and special offers available by zip code.

Comprehensive Manufactured Homes Program: Offered by Southern California Edison and SoCalGas and implemented through Synergy Companies, this program provides free energy efficiency upgrades to mobile and manufactured homeowners.

Assistance Programs

Southern California Edison’s CARE and FERA Programs: Everyday expenses can affect some households more than others. That’s where the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) and Family Electrical Rate Assistance (FERA) Program can provide a discount on electric rates for low-income household relief.

SoCalGas’s CARE Program: If you or someone you know needs assistance paying monthly bills, SoCalGas may be able to help. The CARE program offers eligible customers a 20 percent discount on their gas bill.

Energy Saving Assistance Program: This program is offered by Southern California Edison and SoCalGas as a way to help conserve energy and make your home more energy efficient. This program provides no-cost energy-saving home improvements to income-qualified homeowners.

Additional Resources

Energy Star: An easy way to find rebates and special offers available by zip code

Energy Upgrade California: The statewide initiative committed to helping Californians take action to save energy, conserve and preserve natural resources, reduce demand on the energy grid and make informed choices about their energy use at home and at work

Go Solar California: Find information on solar programs, rebates, tax credits, and installing/interconnecting solar electric and solar thermal systems

Center for Sustainable Energy: Information on clean, sustainable energy solutions

California Solar Permitting Guidebook: A guidebook developed by the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research to help improve local permitting of small solar photovoltaic (PV systems).

Recycled Tires

Thanks to a grant from CalRecycle, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, Orange has been able to subsidize the cost of paving its arterial streets with Asphalt Rubberized Hot Mix (ARHM).

The rehabilitation of six streets was possible for the Fiscal Year 2018 which utilized 299,470 pounds of crumb rubber, which diverted 24,956 tires from California’s landfills.

The rehabilitation of three streets was possible for the Fiscal Year 2019 which utilized 191,070 pounds of crumb rubber, which diverted 15,922 tires from California’s landfills.

The rehabilitations of one street was possible for the Fiscal Year 2020 which utilized 41,670 pounds of crumb rubber, which diverted 3,473 tires from California's landfills.

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