For Immediate Release: June 1, 2015
Media Contact: Michael Ward - 916-654-4989


California Energy Commission Holds Drought Workshop in Fresno
Public input sought on drought-fighting water and energy saving rebate program

SACRAMENTO Calif. – The California Energy Commission will hold a public meeting in Fresno tomorrow, June 2 to seek input on a new Water Energy Technology (WET) rebate and grant program to save water and energy in the Central Valley and other agricultural areas of California.

Participants can comment on aspects of the rebate program, including benefits for disadvantaged communities, rebate levels and eligible technologies.

What: New water and energy saving rebate program, including rebates for agricultural areas

Where: Fresno City Hall, 2600 Fresno Street, Fresno

When: Tuesday, June 2, 5:30–8:30 p.m.

Who: California Energy Commission

WET implements direction from the Governor’s drought executive order. The program provides funds for cutting-edge technologies that provide significant water savings, energy savings, and greenhouse gas emission reductions in the agricultural, industrial, commercial, and residential sectors, and for innovations in renewable desalination. Projects must be ready for rapid, large-scale deployment in California.

Find more information about the WET program in English or in Spanish.

# # #

About the California Energy Commission
The California Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency. The agency was established by the California Legislature through the Warren-Alquist Act in 1974. It has seven core responsibilities: advancing state energy policy, encouraging energy efficiency, certifying thermal power plants, investing in energy innovation, developing renewable energy, transforming transportation and preparing for energy emergencies.