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SWA Public Meeting

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Environmental Management Department 2020-2021 Proposed Fee Schedule

EMD will be holding public workshops starting in November 2019 to provide you with more information about the proposed fee schedule for EMD permitting and services. EMD did not increase fees this fiscal year (2019-20) which makes this the 9th straight year fees have remained unchanged. EMD contracted an independent third party to perform a fee study to determine the correct fees that would fully cost recover for the required inspections and services. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​EMD is scheduled to adopt this fee schedule starting fiscal year 2020-2021.​

 

SMUD Efficiency Rebates

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Running your business is your first priority.
Making it easy is ours.

As temperatures rise, your SMUD Strategic Account Advisor is here to help you discover solutions for your business including rebates on energy efficiency upgrades and green energy options.

Energy efficiency rebates

  • Do-it-yourself: Express Energy Solutions - designed for customers working with an existing contractor and ready to install energy upgrades from lighting to refrigeration to HVACs.
  • One-stop-shop: Complete Energy Solutions - customers not sure where to begin, we'll help you with your project starting with a free energy assessment and project management by a SMUD verified contractor.
  • Personalized for you: Custom Incentives - this program supports energy efficiency projects at larger commercial and industrial sites that require tailored solutions or more detailed investigations.



 

Kaiser Permanente Looking for Local Bids

​Kaiser Pernanente wants you to register your company to their list of suppliers, in order to leverage their purchasing power to buy goods and services from local, small, and diverse-owner businesses. Click the link to find out how you can register and bid on contacts.

 

SMUD EV Incentive Program

​A rebate project to increase access to electric vehicle (EV) chargers throughout Sacramento County is launching with up to $15.5 million in funds available for qualifying local businesses and nonprofit organizations.

The rebates will be available through the Sacramento County Incentive Project to install both commercial-grade Level 2 chargers and high-powered DC fast chargers. The project is an initiative of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP), which works with local community partners to develop and implement regional incentive projects for charging infrastructure that supports the adoption of EVs statewide.

 

South Sacramento Chosen for Community Air Protection Program

​On September 27, 2018, CARB selected 10 communities across the state to be the first communities to develop and implement a community emission reduction plan and/or an air monitoring plan.  The South Sacramento - Florin community was one of the 10 to be selected. This community will be a part of the inaugural implementation year for the State's Community Air Protection Program for air monitoring. 

 

City of Sacramento's EV Program Updates

NEW: Green City Programs Announcement

On June 13, 2018 the City of Sacramento and Electrify America announced new zero-emission Green City initiatives. The programs will include new types of zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) car share programs, ZEV shuttle and bus routes, and state-of-the-art electric vehicle charging systems. Read the press release, infographic, and fact sheets at: www.cityofsacramento.org/Green-City 

Curbside EV Charging Pilot: Draft Guidance Now Available

On June 14, 2018, the Department of Public Works (DPW) released draft policy guidance for the Curbside EV Charging Pilot Program. This guidance is now available for public review and comment.

 

Events

SMUD and BERC 2020 Sustainability Series

SMUD and BERC have partnered to offer several tours as a continuation of the sustainability series
with information about waste diversion, electric transportation, sustainable communities, urban
agriculture and a tour of SMUD’s Headquarters building.​​

 

Now accepting 2020 Sustainable Business Award Nominations

This year's annual Sustainability Awards will be held in September at The Golden 1 Center.​

We welcome all nominations and would like to have a nice pool to choose from this year. In order to do this we need your help in choosing businesses or organizations that deserve to receive an award. Please use the attached nomination form a​nd return to any BERC staff by June 30th, 2020

Visit our Sustainable Business page to download our Nomination Form: http://sacberc.org/SASB/Pages/default.aspx



 

Free SMUD Workshops

​Click the link below to see what workshops SMUD is offering to local businesses and community members.​

 

SMUD SEED opportunities 2020

Please see these SMUD opportunities for small businesses!