Energy Conservation & Renewables

Are you looking for ways to reduce energy waste and save money? Below are some regional pEnergy transparent rograms, tips, and information to help lower your utility bill and increase clean local energy.

Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Weatherization 

Did you know that approximately 80% of the houses in La Mesa were built before insulation and other energy saving measures were required? This means higher energy bills and more heating and cooling needs. But with a few simple upgrades, you can reduce energy waste, drive down emissions, and save money.

Renewable Energy

Are you interested in going solar, but not sure where to look or what to ask? Here are a few resources to get you started.Solar on residence 4

Did you know the City offers expedited permitting for solar projects. Check eligibility and other requirements here.

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

Property owners in La Mesa are eligible to participate in Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs. PACE programs allow the financing of renewable energy, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, energy efficiency or water conservation projects, and more through a voluntary assessment on your tax bill. Multiple PACE provides are available for both residential and commercial/industrial property owners (complete list here). Learn more here.

City Efforts

The City is committed to doing our part to reduce energy waste through lighting retrofits and other efficiency measures. All City-owned street lights and traffic lights are upgraded with energy efficient LED and induction technologies, leading to an estimated 50% cost savings. Interior lights are being upgraded with new fluorescent fixtures, and more. Explore our Energy Roadmap for more projects and energy saving opportunities in the works.  

Regional Collaborations

SANDAG Regional Energy Working Group - The Energy Working Group (EWG) provides input and feedback on issues related to the Regional Energy Strategy and tasks of the Regional Energy Planning Program. The EWG comprises a mix of sandag-logo-rgb-highreselected officials, business organizations, environmental groups, regional schools/universities, transit and transportation expertise and regional energy expertise from the Energy Policy Initiative Center at USD Law School, San Diego Gas and Electric and the California Center for Sustainable Energy. Councilmember Parent represents East County San Diego on the EWG.