The School Energy Coalition recognizes that schools must have a voice as the State and Legislature move forward with legislation and other regulatory actions being considered by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the California Energy Commission (CEC), California Department of Education (CDE), Division of the State Architect (DSA), State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), and the Air Resources Board (ARB).

SEC seeks simplicity and flexibility for school energy and water project funding and technical assistance programs, and to open future avenues for State and Federal sources.

We invite you to consider joining SEC as we provide valuable input to key stakeholders.  Membership provides superior access and opportunities for input on state actions related to energy and water issues involving school construction. We provide networking and educational forums for schools and others including key policy-makers, to share up-to-date information about how to successfully move school energy and water projects forward.

  Click here if you wish to view the membership application.



Our mission starts with dedication...

The School Energy Coalition is dedicated to finding funding for school projects that will reduce and better manage energy and water usage, save money and produce clean renewable power for our students and communities throughout California.

We fight for dedicated school energy and water programs that will provide pathways to real dollars for school projects, along with technical assistance and training for schools that will ensure that these projects will provide the savings promised and maximum system efficiency.



Upcoming Events

SEC Fall Forums

The Water / Energy Nexus for Savings: Resource Management and Funding


The State of California is asking schools to take steps toward conservation and efficiency on energy and water due to the drought emergency and climate change.  This is in addition to similar requirements for funding approval for energy projects under the Proposition 39 program.  Although these demands are challenging for schools, they present a golden opportunity to generate general fund savings by using less of these billable resources.


Register today and be better prepared to move forward with a plan to achieve ongoing savings through energy efficiency, solar, and water projects.  We will also have experts discussing best ways to maximize these dollars, along with the latest information on funding available for school energy and water projects through utility rebate programs and more incentives.

We are happy to confirm that the California Energy Commission, the California Department of Education and the Division of the State Architect will be presenting at our Fall Forums!


October 5, 2015

Orange County Dept of Education

Costa Mesa

Registration is now closed, however, you are welcome to register at the door!

Click here to view the tentative agenda for the October 5 Forum.

Click here to view the flyer.

The California Financing Coordinating Committee (CFCC) Funding Fairs

provide opportunities to obtain information about currently available infrastructure grant, loan and bond financing programs and options. Each attendee receives a copy of all slide presentations and additional useful infrastructure financing material. Funding Fairs also provide an opportunity for attendees to speak directly with program staff about specific projects and issues affecting their community.  It is free to attend!

CFCC agencies fund primarily the following types of infrastructure projects: drinking water, wastewater, water quality, water supply, water conservation water use efficiency, energy efficiency, and flood management.

The next Funding Fair is September 2, 2015 in the City of Watsonville Community Room

275 Main Street, 4th floor - Watsonville, CA 95076.

The September 23, 2015 Funding Fair will be held at Sacramento County Sanitation and will be webcast. Access will be available online at: Or you can attend in person at 10060 Goethe Rd in Sacramento, CA 95827.

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