Energy Programs

The Department of Planning & Building's Energy Section administers the Tri-County Regional Energy Network (3C-REN) - a collaborative partnership between San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties to improve energy efficiency in our region by offering customized programs.

Tri-County Regional Energy Network

3C-REN (Tri-County Regional Energy Network) reduces energy use in our region's buildings for a more affordable, healthy, resilient, and sustainable community.

For households, 3C-REN offers energy saving opportunities, with an emphasis on hard-to-reach and underserved communities.  

For industry, 3C-REN offers capacity-building services, including workforce training and technical code support.  Serving both public and private sector professionals, 3C-REN responds to the needs of the local building industry.