Energy and Climate Services

Services

Climate Services

The County of San Luis Obispo’s Energy Watch Partnership’s (SLOEW) Climate Services Program engages in climate action planning, implements the County’s EnergyWise Plan, and monitors progress toward state-mandated targets.

Energy Efficiency Financing (including PACE)

While energy improvements save you money over time, sometimes homeowners need a little help with upfront costs. There are many options to choose from when considering financing your energy improvement. No single financing solution is best for all customers and projects. It is important to know the key differences to ensure your project is as cost efficient as possible. The FAQs below provide some of the best choices to making your energy improvements affordable. County staff can provide additional assistance if necessary. 

Local Government Agency Energy Management

The County of San Luis Obispo’s Energy Watch Partnership (SLOEW) helps local government agencies reduce energy cost, use, and demand, and decrease greenhouse gas emissions through its energy management programs. SLOEW provides local government agencies with energy management services including monitoring, engineering and technical support, and incentive and financing coordination.

Residential Energy Efficiency

The County of San Luis Obispo’s emPower program provides a variety of services to single-family homeowners including free home energy site visits, rebates up to $6,500, low-interest, unsecured financing, access to qualified contractors, and personalized customer support.

Small to Medium Business Energy Efficiency

The County of San Luis Obispo’s Energy Watch Partnership (SLOEW) helps small to medium businesses reduce energy cost, use, and demand, and decrease greenhouse gas emissions through its Direct Install Program. SLOEW provides businesses with an end-to-end service including a free assessment, cost-effective recommendations, installation, and coordination of rebates. The rebates offered through this program will cover a larger share of a customer's project cost than what is offered through any other program or service.