Sierra Nevada Energy Watch (SNEW)
The SNEW no-cost program expands energy efficiency and renewable energy use in the Sierra, empowering local action, eliminating barriers to a clean energy future, establishing climate resiliency, and saving communities money.
SNEW serves Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Lassen, Mariposa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra, Sutter, Tuolumne, and Yuba counties. Click here for a map of our service territory.
Energy Efficiency in the Sierra Nevada
The SNEW team works closely with local governments, school districts, public agencies, and small businesses, helping them achieve their energy goals wherever they are on their path to sustainability. Our team offers no-cost services that range from conducting energy use analysis and audits, helping link to resources, providing project management support, and finding funding and financing solutions. We also conduct greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories, develop and implement emissions reduction plans, and execute energy projects that make communities more resilient, efficient, and vibrant.
The SNEW program is funded through the CPUC public purchase program charge on your PG&E bills, therefore our services are provided at no-cost.
For immediate assistance, please email us at: SNEW@sierrabusiness.org.
Who does SNEW serve?
Local Governments, Special Districts,
K-12 Schools, Tribes
Small and medium sized businesses, Religious Institutions, & Community Based Organizations
Recent SNEW impacts:
What our clients say:
Blog Updates from the SNEW Team:
Sierra Nevada Energy Watch Supports Amador County with Free Energy Efficiency Services
TECH Heat Pump Water Heater Incentives for Businesses, Public Agencies, and Multifamily Residential Customers
TECH Clean California has now expanded heat pump water heater incentives for commercial and residential customers.
New & Expanded SNEW Services: Greenhouse Gas Inventories & Energy/Climate Action Plans, and Reach Codes
SNEW is excited to announce additional services to benefit public agencies. These no-cost services provide local agencies with opportunities to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, become more energy efficient, and save money.
Join Us In Creating A More Resilient Sierra.
This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by PG&E under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.
To learn more about SNEW and how you can take advantage of our services, contact: