Economic Development

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North Valley Energy Watch

Contact Information
Phone: 530.892.9600
Email: nvew@ncen.org

North Valley Energy Watch (NVEW) can help you save energy and money and reduce your carbon footprint. NVEW provides energy efficiency services and incentives to qualifying public agencies, non-profit organizations and businesses.

The North Valley Energy Watch is a local government partnership between Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Northern Rural Communities Development, Inc. (NRCD). The NVEW is intended to develop, implement and promote commercial energy efficiency programs in Butte, Shasta, Tehama and Glenn Counties, with the goal of increasing program participation in energy efficiency programs offered through PG&E. The NVEW will assist small and medium sized businesses, local governments, and non-profits with implementation of possible energy-saving measures, which could lead to reduced energy usage, lower utility bills and fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

Businesses

Eligible businesses will have the opportunity to benefit from incentives and rebates that will partially cover the cost of implementing an energy retrofit.

  • North Valley Energy Watch will send one of their energy specialists to conduct a no-cost, no-obligation walk-through of your establishment to identify energy saving opportunities.
  • You will receive a detailed report that includes recommended energy efficiency measures, costs, savings and payback period.
  • NVEW will guide you through the process of retrofitting your establishment so that you receive all rebates.
  • NVEW can assist you with project financing through PG&E's On Bill Financing Program.

Government Agencies

Eligible local governments will have the opportunity to benefit from various incentives and rebates that will partially or fully cover the cost of implementing an energy retrofit.

  • North Valley Energy Watch will send one of their energy specialists to conduct a no-cost, no-obligation walk-through of your establishment to identify energy saving opportunities.
  • You will receive a detailed report that includes recommended energy efficiency measures, costs, savings and payback period.
  • NVEW will guide you through the process of retrofitting your establishment so that you receive all rebates.
  • NVEW can assist you with project financing through PG&E's On Bill Financing Program.

Non-Profits

Your non-profit may be eligible to benefit from various incentives and rebates that will partially or fully cover the cost of implementing an energy retrofit.

  • North Valley Energy Watch will send one of their energy specialists to conduct a no-cost, no-obligation walk-through of your establishment to identify energy saving opportunities.
  • You will receive a detailed report that includes recommended energy efficiency measures, costs, savings, and payback period.
  • NVEW will guide you through the process of retrofitting your establishment so that you receive all rebates.
  • NVEW can assist you with project financing through PG&E's On Bill Financing Program.

Energy Benchmarking for Buildings

Energy benchmarking through the use of Energy STAR Portfolio Manager is a wonderful way to understand and manage your facility's energy use.

  • North Valley Energy Watch will analyze your facility's usage of gas, water and electricity.
  • NVEW uses the Energy STAR benchmarking system to compare your building to national averages.
  • NVEW helps you identify various energy saving opportunities.
  • If your establishment is considered to be a high-preforming facility, it can be recognized and Energy STAR certified.
 Contact

Casey Hatcher
Economic and Community Development Manager
530.538.6182
CHatcher@ButteCounty.net

 Location and Hours

Economic Development
25 County Center Drive
Suite 200
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm
Excludes Holidays

Get In Touch

Casey Hatcher
Economic and Community Development Manager
25 County Center Dr. Ste. 200, Oroville, CA 95965
Phone: 530.538.6182 | Email: CHatcher@ButteCounty.net

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