who we are

At the SJVCEO we may not be able to save the whole world, but if we can find a way to make life better for rural California energy customers, we will! Whether through efficiency or generation we want to bring access closer to home. We fundamentally believe that all Californian’s deserve access to more efficient, more reliable, and more affordable energy. 

Our team tirelessly pursues pragmatic solutions for rural problems. Our plan involves increasing access to utility programs, ratepayer funds (because, hello! rural customers pay bills too), and securing outside grant and foundation funding to build competitive communities. If we do this right, we’ll one day put ourselves out of business. 

Our board reflects our “big tent” philosophy that there’s room for everyone in energy, values local control and collective problem solving.  

Our program history tells our story: municipal leadership, small business innovation, NGO collaboration, Utility partnership, workforce development and training, persistent doers committed to a shared vision. If you want to hear our story, ask! or (check out the POD EE). We are proud of our work, proud of our board, and  thrilled to be doing the work we do in the time we are in. 

We are zealous advocates for our communities. We participate in groups such as the California Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee, Consumer Advisory Panel with Southern California Edison, EV Partnership for California, Peer to Peer Working Group as well as the Rural Hard to Reach Working Group.


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Our Partners

WITHOUT OUR PARTNERS, A LOT OF OUR WORK WOULDN'T BE POSSIBLE.