Bill’s Ace Hardware in Martinez Goes Energy Efficient

Ace Hardware has been helping customers with their repair needs for over 90 years. Known for its customer service, the store has won the J.D Power award for “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retailers” for 10 years in a row.  The moment you enter...

Thank you, California! And thank you, CPUC!

By Janet Stephens Hey there! Thank you for funding low-income energy efficiency programs like those provided by CESC! Surprised to learn that you are doing this? Well, I was, too. I’m a utility bill geek. I’ve always looked carefully at my bills, at the very least to...

Energize Richmond!

“This program has been great; we have new bright lights and better motors in the cooler—all for free!” – Anees Ali,  U.S. Liquor and Market Twenty-third Street in Richmond California holds many great restaurants and small businesses serving the predominantly...

Hello! I’m Your Energy Manager

By Michael Denevan, Program Manager, Your Energy Manager Senior Project Manager, SmartLights If you’re someone who pays the utility bills at home, you may have learned to take simple measures (like turning the heat down or weatherstripping doors) to reduce your energy...

East Bay Energy Watch 2017

  Hitting the Ground Running On Tuesday, February 28th, the new East Bay Energy Watch program launched, a partnership between CESC and DNV GL to offer businesses in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties opportunities to install energy efficiency upgrades while...

Lighting the Way

When SmartLights Outreach Specialist Evan Riter gets a lead on a business that may be interested in saving energy and money, he’s immediately on the case. He’s eager to spread the word about saving energy, saving money–and making it happen for small and...