There is a program for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) commercial customers in Lake County by Lake County Energy Watch, to help improve energy efficiency and save money.
The Energy Fitness Program offers lighting retrofits at no- or low-cost for customers whose electrical demand is 200 kilowats or less per month.
These retrofits are available to small businesses, nonprofit organizations and special districts, as well as city, state and federal facilities located in Lake County. The retrofits include four- and eight-foot linear fixtures, high bay fixtures, light-emitting diode (LED) refrigeration case lighting, gas station canopy lights, Energy Star compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), LED exit signs, vacancy sensors, vending machine controls and faucet aerators as well as additional LED and other cost-effective measures. Most of these measures are available at no cost including energy-efficient lighting upgrades with just a few of the options requiring a nominal copay.
Lake County Energy Watch received assistance from PG&E to pay nonprofit organizations' copay for lighting retrofits available through the program.
Lake County Energy Watch is administered by PG&E using funding from California utility ratepayers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. Energy Watch partnerships are designed to help local governments and their communities lower their energy bills and enjoy a cleaner environment.