Want to save money on your power bill?
The City of Del Mar, in cooperation with Del Mar Community Connections, is hosting energy savings workshops from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 19 and Oct. 4 at the Community Connections offices at 225 9th Street.
Participants can learn about programs to save energy -- and money -- and how to open an online account to monitor energy use at their homes. The workshops also will provide information on upgrades to make a house more energy efficient.
During another event – the Del Mar Foundation’s Picnic at Powerhouse Park, from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 – residents can gather information about rebates and incentives for making energy-efficiency upgrades. Visitors also can sign up for a free, in-home energy audit.
The free workshops and audits require no commitment to spend any money or complete home upgrades.
Download a flyer with event information (PDF).
The events are part of a newly-launched Home Energy Savings Program, which provides information and on energy efficiency and how to take advantage of rebates. The program is funded by an Emerging Cities grant from San Diego Gas & Electric Co.
Some residents could qualify to receive an in-home energy audit, in which a professional tours the property to identify improvements that could be eligible for rebates or subsidies. Grant funding is available to provide free audits for up to 15 homeowners who meet the selection criteria. Older houses with high energy bills would benefit most from the program.
As part of the program, the City and its contractor, Rincon Consultants, Inc., will perform the energy audits and assist residents in completing applications for energy efficiency incentives and rebates. Residents without access to a computer can use one at the Community Connections computer lab.
In addition to promoting energy efficiency, the City of Del Mar is exploring options to provide renewable energy to residents and business owners. Reducing fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions are goals of the City’s Climate Action Plan.
For more information, call 858-793-6131.
Download a Home Energy Savings Program flyer (PDF)
Download information on rebates and incentives (PDF)