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Energy Efficiency and Electrification

Tri-County Regional Energy Network (3C-REN)

The Tri-County Regional Energy Network (3C-REN) is a partnership between the Counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura established to deliver energy-saving programs and industry trainings that help reduce energy use, strengthen local job markets, and support efforts to achieve climate goals.

For households, 3C-REN offers direct energy saving opportunities, with an emphasis on hard-to-reach and underserved communities.

For industry, 3C-REN offers capacity-building services including workforce training and technical code support. Serving both public and private sector professionals, 3C-REN responds to the needs of the local building industry. 

In 2023, 3C-REN’s Business Plan was approved by the California Public Utilities Commission which will launch three new programs to fill gaps in energy efficiency services for commercial and public sector buildings, and the agricultural

Learn more about 3C-REN at

The Switch is On campaign was founded in 2019 by the Building Decarbonization Coalition (BDC) to educate everyone about the importance of home electrification.

About the Building Decarbonization Coalition
BDC works to unite building industry stakeholders with energy providers, environmental organizations and local governments to power California’s homes and workspaces with clean energy.

Make the Switch to an All-Electric | Switch is On

Simple DIY home improvements can increase your home’s energy efficiency and make it more comfortable, affordable, and better for the planet.

The free Home Energy Savings Toolkit gives you the tools you need to upgrade your home—along with easy-to-follow instructions.

Check out a toolkit at one of the partner libraries listed below. Use the free tools and supplies in the kit to complete your DIY projects. When you’re finished, return your kit to your local library and enjoy your new and improved home!

Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Home Energy Savings Toolkit – 3C-REN

Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance

Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance aims to establish Ventura County, its communities and neighboring regions as the leader in developing and implementing durable, sustainable energy initiatives that support sensible growth, healthy environment and economy, enhanced quality of life, and greater self-reliance for the region by:

  • Reducing energy demand and increasing energy efficiency
  • Advancing the use of clean, efficient and renewable local resources
Visit VCREA’s website at to learn more. 
The Ventura County EV Ready Blueprint is intended to accelerate and support electric vehicle and charging infrastructure deployment throughout Ventura County. The Blueprint framework and associated Electric Vehicle Accelerator Plans for the City of Ventura, City of Oxnard, and the Port of Hueneme are intended to spur rapid adoption of electric vehicles in the region and to make electric vehicles and other clean mobility options fully accessible to everyone in our communities. The Blueprint’s comprehensive recommendations are intended to help local policymakers, community, and business stakeholders take bold action to further accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles and expand access to charging infrastructure.

VCREA and Community Environmental Council, in partnership with the cities of Ventura, Moorpark, and Thousand Oaks, have prepared city-specific Energy Action Plans.
In California, approximately 1/3 of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are generated from electricity production. The cities of Ventura, Moorpark, and Thousand Oaks recognize the importance of reducing the community’s energy consumption and associated GHG emissions; as well as increasing energy efficiency, shifting to renewable energy sources, and electrifying both transportation and natural gas-powered processes (heating, etc.) to increase economic development and improve the health and resiliency of the community. Therefore, the cities of Ventura, Moorpark, and Thousand Oaks are creating Energy Action Plans (EAPs) to help plan for a sustainable and resilient future for their communities and the Ventura County region.

Energy Action Plans – Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance (

VCREA has a list of energy saving resources for both residents and businesses. Check out the following pages to learn more.

Learn how residents can save energy and money

View how businesses can save energy and money

VCREA offers various services such as facility energy audits and energy assessment reports, technical assistance, and financing assistance to partners that want to be more energy efficient. 

Services – Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance (

Clean Power Alliance (CPA)

CPA provides clean electricity across Los Angeles and Ventura counties at competitive rates.
They give communities access to the power of choice, as well as green energy at competitive prices. Their local-first approach benefits communities on the ground-level: environmentally and economically. And because CPA is not-for-profit, their revenues are reinvested back into the communities we serve through programs and scholarships that benefit the people who need it most. Learn more about CPA at

3C-REN Forum
3C-REN offers courses, regional forums, and other opportunities for homeowners, workforce and government officials

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