Energy Efficiency

Purpose
Energy sustainability is all about meeting present energy demands responsibly while ensuring future generations have the capacity they will need to carry on. Through the Orange County Cities Energy Partnership, we are working closely with Southern California Edison (SCE) and our neighbors in Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Westminster and Costa Mesa to identify and create projects to improve long term energy efficiency and sustainability throughout our local area.
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Our Goals
We are committed to reducing greenhouse emissions and energy consumption by 20% before 2020. Our efforts include:
  • Achieving Platinum partner status with SCE (community wide and government facilities)
  • Carbon reporting by utilizing an energy management information system
  • Installing energy efficient lighting, lighting and temperature controls, HVAC improvements
  • Installing Energy Star rated appliances and benchmarking
  • Measuring and verifying
  • Monitoring local government utility accounts
What This Means to You
When an entire city makes energy efficiency a priority, everyone benefits. Tax dollars are conserved, reduced strain on our power grid makes energy delivery more reliable, and we significantly reduce our impact on the environment.

Now it’s your turn to join the movement. Visit the SCE website to learn more about what you can do to participate in energy conservation today and join the City of Fountain Valley as we work to move our energy into the future.

Demand Response Program
In Southern California, it costs more to produce electricity in the summer, when energy demand is at its peak, and less to produce electricity in the winter, during periods of lower demand. When you use energy wisely, you’ll be saving money and the environment.

That’s why the City of Fountain Valley and SCE are partnering to encourage energy efficiency and conservation. Using energy wisely in our everyday lives is a smart way to ensure our planet and its natural resources are protected. Simple changes to your daily routine on how and when you use electricity can make a difference.

For example, switch off unnecessary lights and at the end of the day turn off office equipment. Even using your washing machine, dryer or dishwasher before noon or after 6pm can help conserve energy when demand is at its highest.

Energy management is the first and best way to manage your energy use not only at home, but at work too. It can help create a brighter future for us all. By becoming more energy conscious, you’ll help California conserve valuable energy resources now and well into the future.