About the Partnership

The CCC/IOU Energy Efficiency Partnership was created to encourage energy efficiency investments and foster best practices in the California Community College System. The state’s four investor-owned utilities (IOUs), including Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), Southern California Gas (SCG), and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), have partnered with the California Community College (CCC) Chancellor’s Office and the CCC Districts to provide financial incentives and project support for energy efficiency improvements to the CCC system statewide.

This Partnership was initially formed during the CPUC 2006-2008 Energy Efficiency Program Cycle. The program was renewed for the 2009 “Bridge” cycle, the 2010-2012 Program Cycle, and will be part of the 2013-2014 CPUC program extension.

The mission of the 2013-2014 CCC/IOU Partnership is to continue the efforts started in 2006 to achieve immediate and long-term energy savings and demand reduction and to improve the established Partnership infrastructure to deliver energy programs to the CCCs.

Proposition 39

Proposition 39, The California Clean Energy Jobs Act, passed by the voters in 2012, provides $40 million in funding for energy project implementation in the CCC system for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 to be distributed on a Full Time Equivalent Students (FTES) basis for qualifying projects. The Chancellor’s Office has developed Program Implementation Guidelines and Application Forms to assist Districts in obtaining these funds. Click the links below to view this information.


The energy savings goals and associated incentive budgets by IOU territory for the 2013-2014 Partnership cycle are:

 Utility kW kWh Th Incentive Budget
 PG&E 1,040 4,577,950 327,502 $2,026,912
 SCE 3,110 11,197,954 0 $2,679,729
 SCG 0 0 432,900 $458,874
 SDG&E 500 3,085,500 50,000 $772,007
 TOTALS 4,650 18,861,404 810,402 $5,937,522