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Our Mission is to drive efforts to achieve greater control over local emissions, air and water by engaging cross-sector collaboration to design the most effective and least invasive energy and sustainability solutions for the long-term benefit of Santa Barbara County's residents and economy.

Upcoming Events

Dine & Discover: How to Save with Home Energy Upgrades

June 27th, 2017

The County of Santa Barbara emPower program invites you to join your neighbors for an evening of great food and helpful information at our a free homeowner dinner meeting

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Programs and Initiatives

emPower Central Coast

emPower provides access to rebates, low-interest financing, qualified contractors and free expert energy advice to make energy efficiency upgrades easier and more affordable

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Community Choice Energy

The County of Santa Barbara is leading efforts to develop a technical study on the feasibility of Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), also referred to as Community Choice Energy (CCE).

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Energy and Climate Action Implementation
Energy and Climate Action Implementation

ESI facilitates the County's coordinated implementation of energy and emission reduction efforts, including those outlined in the Energy and Climate Action Plan adopted in 2015.

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emPower Central Coast is currently seeking proposals from individuals or organizations interested in assisting program participants as an "Energy Coach." Please read the Invitation and the RFP Template

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