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.

Residential Energy Efficiency Loan (REEL) Assistance Program

The Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Assistance Program is the first of seven pilot programs to roll out in the state of California.

Administered by the California Hub for Energy Efficiency Financing, the REEL Assistance Program is designed to help homeowners and renters access lower-cost financing for energy efficiency projects by reducing risk to participating lenders.

To learn more about the program, the measures that can be financed, financing terms and conditions, or to become an authorized contractor, please click here.

Energy Upgrade California®

There are a lot of reasons we all love California, so we all need to play our part to help our Golden state stay that way by managing our energy use. Commit to an Energy Action Plan by clicking on this link!

You can also read more about Energy Upgrade California® by clicking here!

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.

Direct Install Program for Small Businesses

With the assistance of the Partnership, installations were completed in December 2014 for the Non Residential Direct Install (NRDI) program. The following totals include lighting, refrigeration and window film installation:

Total businesses – 199, total construction amount - $411,612.01
• Mammoth Lakes – 114 businesses, $250,603.33
• Lee Vining – 6 businesses, $5,827.74
• June Lake – 19 businesses, $37,683.34
• Crowley Lake – 4 businesses, $10,779.44
• Bridgeport – 21 businesses, $66,083.77
• Bishop – 35 businesses, $40,634.3

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.

Direct Install Program for Municipal Facilities

In September 2014, installations were completed totaling $111,194.24
Mono County; 21 facilities; $73,951 spent; est. $12,925 annual savings
Town of Mammoth Lakes; 11; $37,243; $11,197 annual savings


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