For Immediate Release: June 30, 2015
Media Contact: Michael Ward - 916-654-4989


California Energy Commission Plans Drought Workshop in Lynwood
Public input sought on new rebate and grant program to save water and energy

SACRAMENTO - The California Energy Commission will hold a public workshop in Lynwood - about 15 miles south of Los Angeles - Thursday, July 2 to hear comments on a new rebate and grant program to save water and energy in the state's residential and industrial areas.

The Water Energy Technology (WET) program, implemented under the Governor's drought executive order, awards funds for innovative technologies that provide significant water savings, energy savings and greenhouse gas emission reductions in agricultural, industrial, commercial and residential sectors. Projects must be ready for rapid, large-scale deployment within the state.

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

What: A public meeting on a new water and energy saving rebate and grant program

Where: Bateman Hall, Room 2, 11331 Ernestine Ave, Lynwood, CA, 90262

When: Thursday, July 2, 2 p.m.

Who: California Energy Commission

Why: To hear public comment on what emerging technologies should be considered for the WET program, what rebate levels would be most appropriate, what constraints may arise and how WET can best benefit disadvantaged communities.

Directions for participating remotely through WebEx, as well as documents and presentations for the meeting, are in the workshop's public notice.

More information on the WET program is available in English or Spanish on the Energy Commission's website

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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.

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