The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) is a coalition of the nine San Francisco Bay Area Counties implementing large scale, cross-sector energy management strategies on a regional level. BayREN was approved as a pilot by the California Public Utilities Commission in November 2012.
Energy Upgrade California™ Single-Family Home Upgrade
Home Upgrade is experiencing rapidly increasing uptake as a result of recently reported program design changes, County local outreach efforts, and increased contractor recruitment. This 3-pronged approach of program improvements, local outreach and increased contractor participation had yielded record breaking uptake in the month of September, exceeding 100 Home Upgrade reservations in one month. BayREN currently has nearly $1.6 million in incentives reserved or paid for both Home Upgrade and Advanced Home Upgrade Assessment Incentive projects.