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K-12 Schools Collaborative

Energizing the Next Generation

Cleantech San Diego’s K-12 Schools Collaborative was established in partnership with SDG&E to help San Diego County school districts to fund energy efficiency retrofits, clean energy installations, and the development of energy management capabilities through Proposition 39 funds. The initiative made the San Diego region a top winner of these critical funds by expediting the process and fostering the sharing of energy efficiency and clean energy best practices between San Diego’s 45 school districts. 


Since the completion of the Prop. 39 funding period in 2018, the K-12 Schools Collaborative is now focused on zero energy buildings and transportation electrification. Recent milestones include:


  • Nine regional school districts secured federal and state grant funding that will put 61 EV school buses in service in San Diego County.
  • 16 San Diego County school districts have applied to participate in SDG&E’s Power Your Drive for Fleets EV Infrastructure Program.
  • San Diego Unified School District completed phase one of their districtwide Zero Net Energy Plan to retrofit 42 school sites.

School Districts in San Diego County


Schools Sites with Projects


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