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The Gateway Cities COG is pleased to host an active and informative networking group for all member cities interested in becoming more sustainable and energy efficient throughout their operations. The Gateway Cities Energy Working Group EWG brings cities together every quarter with representatives of SoCal-REN, SoCal Gas and the Beacon Program to keep abreast of the latest developments and to access the many opportunities that each of these programs pro- vides to support our cities. Equally important, it allows Gateway cities to network and to share your successes and experiences with each of these programs. Meetings are open to anyone interested in making your city more energy efficient, including Public Works, Planning, Water, Development Services, and Parks.

EWG meetings are held quarterly on the second Tuesday of each month at 10 am in the following months:

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The Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN) Public Agency Programs offer customized support and resources to help public agencies save energy and money and lead their communities on the pathway to zero net energy and greater sustainability.

GCCOG is proud to partner with SoCalREN to bring their suite of services to the Gateway Cities! We’re leveraging our local knowledge and strong relationships with public agencies in the Gateway sub-region to bring SoCalREN’s no-cost support on energy, demand, and water-saving projects to our communities.

Together, we’ll ensure SoCalREN’s highly valued programs are accessible for public agencies, especially those supporting underserved and hard-to-reach communities, in the Gateway Cities.

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All of these services are provided by SoCalREN at no cost to Gateway cities. A number of Gateway Cities have already enrolled in SoCalRen and are already reducing costs and becoming more energy efficient.  If you would like to enroll your city to reap the benefits of this program, join now at



Currently enrolled cities with SoCal REN:

  • Artesia
  • Avalon
  • Bell
  • Bell Gardens
  • Cudahy
  • Downey
  • Huntington Park
  • Industry
  • La Mirada
  • Lakewood
  • Long Beach
  • Lynwood
  • Maywood
  • Montebello
  • Norwalk
  • Paramount
  • Pico Rivera
  • Santa Fe Springs
  • Signal Hill
  • Whittier
as of May, 2023


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SoCalREN also offers programs for residents and businesses which public agencies can leverage for the benefit of their communities. We’re excited to grow this new partnership over time to better serve our region. Learn more about the benefits SoCalREN and the Gateway Cities COG are offering together at!

The SoCalREN Public Agency Programs are administered by the County of Los Angeles and funded by California utility ratepayers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.

SoCalREN's Public Agency Programs include

 Unknown Image Public Power-Up is an immerging program seeking to install EV charging stations in disadvantaged communities, public schools, and other public agencies with no-cost technical support. Project funding will be available for a limited amount of time.

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 Unknown Image A new way to access SoCalREN’s Project Delivery Program support services, this program uses normalized metered energy consumption (NMEC) to measure energy savings at the meter.

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 Unknown Image Provides up-front construction financing for small to midsize projects at 0% interest. Can be used to bridge the delay between construction and On-Bill Financing (OBF) or other sources of funds not immediately available.

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 Unknown Image Offered in conjunction with the services of SoCalREN’s energy efficiency programs and provides a comprehensive view of energy opportunities for facilities in disadvantaged communities, including energy efficiency and distributed energy resources.

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 Unknown Image Guides public agencies from start to finish through energy efficiency projects. Services include audit and technical services, financing support, simplified procurement, and incentive application support.

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 Unknown Image In an effort to build energy resiliency in our communities, Bell, Bell Gardens and Maywood are partnering with the Gateway Cities Council of Governments and the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN)* to develop an Energy Resilience Action Plan for each of their cities.

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