Promote and Develop Energy Efficiency and Renewable Resources in the Eastern Sierra

High Sierra Energy Foundation

The High Sierra Energy Foundation is a nonprofit corporation supported by local individuals, businesses and local government agencies, including the Town of Mammoth Lakes, City of Bishop, Mono and Inyo County. The mission of the Foundation is to promote and develop energy efficiency and renewable resources in Eastern Sierra.

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The Pace Program

The (PACE) Property Assessed Clean Energy program is now available to all Mono County and Mammoth Lakes Residents. PACE is an innovative way for residential and commercial property owners to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades.  For more information; Mammoth resident's please click here and Mono County resident's please click here. You can also download the Residential and Commerical information sheets.

Eastern Sierra Energy Initiative 2015

The Eastern Sierra Council of Governments, representing the City of Bishop, the Town of Mammoth Lakes, Inyo County and Mono County, is proud to announce the launch of the Eastern Sierra Energy Initiative, a multi-agency, local energy partnership between Southern California Edison and the Council.

Serving 13,000 square miles and a population of more than 25,000, the Eastern Sierra Energy Initiative’s innovative approaches will create a culture of energy efficiency that makes sense for our Alpine and Valley environments.

Through our Eastern Sierra Energy Initiative Partnership, highlighed below are some of our recent accomplishments.

Direct Install Program for Small Businesses

With the assistance of the Partnership, Eastern Sierra Energy Initiative ranked 26th of the 379 communities participating in the Direct Install Program with an average capture rate of 89% and savings totaled just over 1.5 million kWh and 164 kW and just Mammoth Lakes capture rate was 98%. SCE contractors signed up 478 customers and 404 have been constructed with a total of $601,112 spent from Bishop to Bridgeport.

With the success of the Direct Install program in 2011, the program was brought back in 2014 and will continue through the summer. For more information about this program, or other energy saving solutions for your business, please visit the Southern California Edison website or call the High Sierra Energy Foundation at 760.934.4650.

SCE/SCG Mobile-Manufactured Home Program

With the assistance of the Partnership and SCE, Synergy Companies upgraded more than 200 mobile and manufactured homes in 2011 and 2013 in Inyo and Mono Counties with energy efficiency upgrades.

It is estimated that the mobile home communities received a total of $20,832 in capital improvements and services. For more information about this program, please contact the High Sierra Energy Foundation at 760.934.4650.


The Green Sheet, sponsored by High Sierra Energy Foundation

Click on the Green Sheet to download a pdf. 

To receive our booklet of "Answers For Today", please call the Foundation at 760.934.4650