Through Southern California Edison (SCE)'s Direct Install program, SCE will send trained energy-efficiency contractors to help small businesses identify ways to save electricity. They will look at lighting, signage, refrigeration and more. Your outdated, inefficient equipment may be replaced free with new energy-efficient models.
A Direct Install energy consultation takes 5 to 10 minutes. The energy-efficiency expert will recommend improvements that can help your business use less energy. If you wish to implement these improvements – at no cost to you - the expert can help you complete an authorization and schedule an installation appointment. Installation is free too.
To learn how other business owners lowered their energy usage with Direct Install, and to meet the energy-efficiency contractors that may help your business, watch this short video.
To see approximately when a DI contractor may be in your area, please view the Direct Install Community Calendar.
Energy Conservation Tips
Information on conserving energy, energy saving programs and controlling business energy costs can be found at the following websites:
- CoolCalifornia.org - Small Business
- Energy Star for Small Business
- Southern California Edison - Business
- Southern California Gas Company - For Your Business
- Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance (VCREA)
Information about notification services for electricity system emergencies and rotating outages can be found at the Southern California Edison Outage Center.
Green Business Certification
If you own or manage a small to medium sized business in Thousand Oaks and you're implementing ways to reduce your energy use, you should reap the rewards of becoming a Certified Green Business. Click on the logo below for more information.
Free Energy Surveys
Southern California Edison and Southern California Gas Company both offer free online energy surveys to help identify energy savings opportunities that can make a difference in your bill. Conduct a free energy survey and start saving!
- Southern California Edison Business Energy Survey
- Southern California Gas Company "Ways to Save" tool