K-12 Schools Sustainability Strategy Collaborative Update
Upon the completion of the first fiscal year of the Proposition 39 California Clean Energy Jobs Act, the California Energy Commission reported that more than $66 million is going to 244 schools that had energy project spending plans approved by the California Energy Commission.
Here in San Diego, with the support of SDG&E and Cleantech San Diego’s Regional K-12 Schools Sustainability Strategy Collaborative, our 42 school districts and 101 charter schools, which represent just seven percent of the 2,012 statewide Local Educational Agencies (LEA’s), received $8.62 million, 13 percent of the first year project allocation for projects that will yield over four million kWh in annual energy savings.
San Diego LEA’s have also already received $7.7 million in Proposition 39 Planning Funds, which are being used primarily for energy audits and funding energy managers who will be identifying and securing approval for our next wave of energy efficiency and clean energy projects. With strong positive momentum and collaboration building, we are expecting to exceed $25 million in new project allocations during the 2014-15 fiscal year.