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Southern California Edison

Rosemead, California

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

Southern California Edison (SCE) delivers electrical energy solutions to nearly 14 million residents in southern and central California. SCE continues to distinguish itself through its tradition of leveraging ENERGY STAR at a corporate and strategic level, to engage its customers in an effort to advance energy efficiency in a lasting manner. SCE is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence recognition for this approach, which has enabled SCE and its customers to save over 8.6 billion kWh in the past five years, enough energy to power more than 1.2 million California homes. Key 2012 accomplishments include:

  • Promoting ENERGY STAR certified products across its broad portfolio of up-, mid-, downstream, and low-income assistance programs in the residential and commercial markets to ensure that all its customers understand the value of, and have access to, ENERGY STAR certified products.
  • Promoting refrigerators and clothes washers recognized as ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2012 with higher incentives in a high impact, high-visibility redesign of one of its largest mass market rebate programs to incorporate a tiered incentive.
  • Reaching out to customers with a message to adopt energy-efficient lifestyles through ENERGY STAR, including leveraging the "Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR" event series and pledge, and Team ENERGY STAR--and securing more than 46 million impressions through more than 65 delivery outlets, including print, online, television, radio, and events.
  • Expanding on enrollment in SCE's Automated Benchmarking Service through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to more than 177 unique SCE customers with over 1,000 buildings.
  • Making building benchmarking a strategic program focus supported by an innovative marketing and awareness campaign that reached almost 42,000 customers, website resources, hands-on training, and an automated system for sending billing data to EPA's ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. SCE requires benchmarking for participation in three of its incentive programs. More than 1,250 customer buildings, representing 16 million feet of floor space, were benchmarked using energy data from the utilitys automated system in 2012, and nearly 200 customers received training.
  • Achieving, in partnership with its customers, 1,593 GWh in energy savings and 294 MW of permanent demand reduction.