Who are we?

A team of trailblazers and committed advocates for a sustainable, equitable new energy economy.

1974

The Energy Coalition (TEC) is founded

The Energy Coalition (TEC) was founded in 1975 by John Phillips, an energy-efficiency pioneer with a mission to change the way people think about and use energy.

1979

TEC's PEAK education program is launched

TEC implemented its first school-based education and training program, PEAK, at Top of the World school in Laguna Beach, CA.

1994

TEC launches California's first local government partnership

TEC launched the Community Energy Partnership, a community-based local government partnership (LGP) program, with the cities of Irvine and Santa Monica. The LGP model has since been adopted by the state’s four investor owned utilities.

2006

TEC expands it's elementary education programs statewide

TEC expanded its statewide connection programs throughout California in partnership with SDG&E and PG&E.

2009

TEC works to inspire residential actions

TEC designed all marketing, outreach and engagement activities for the Energy Upgrade California, Los Angeles to help residents and small businesses learn the best ways to take action on their energy usage to save money and improve home comfort.

2011

TEC continues to support public sector energy actions

TEC designed and implemented the original Southern California Regional Energy Center (SoCalREC), a precursor to the SoCalREN Public Agency Programs. We pioneered the regional “one stop” approach to assist local governments and other public agencies to overcome barriers and achieve their goals to reduce energy use.

2011

TEC expands support for public sector energy actions

TEC launches Westside Energy Partnership to build positive relationships among cities, energy consumers, and their serving utilities, and to educate communities about sustainable and efficient energy practices.

2013

TEC designs and launches the SoCalREN Public Agency Program

TEC launched the Southern California Regional Energy Network Public Agency Programs, offering expedited energy services to over 700 public agencies in the SCE/SCG territories.

2015

TEC expands its LGP programs

TEC launched the North Orange County Cities (NOCC) Partnership to help cities and utilities collaborate and empower consumers to take responsibility for their energy use.

2016

TEC focuses on scalable models for DACs

TEC worked to develop a sustainable Advanced Energy Community (AEC) in a disadvantaged community (DAC) within Los Angeles County by creating a zero net electricity community master plan.

2016

TEC expands services across state lines

TEC introduced its Energy is Everything education model to educators in Arizona and Nevada, providing curriculum resources, online professional development, and virtual learning communities to build student STEM skills and introduce green career pathways.

2017

TEC works to ensure statewide compliance

TEC was hired by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to help support the launch and promotion of California’s Building Energy Benchmarking Program during 2017-2019 in response to AB 802 regulations.

2018

TEC delivers its first public agency employee engagement campaign

TEC partnered with the Port of San Diego and SDG&E to customize and implement an internal employee education and engagement campaign aimed at inspiring energy efficiency and conservation actions.

2018

TEC supports the adoption of community choice

TEC provided all marketing and outreach for the 2018-2019 launch of Clean Power Alliance, the largest community choice aggregator in California. We minimized opt out rates, built brand awareness and community trust, and worked to create an engaged energy community.

2019

TEC expands SoCalREN's Public Agency Programs

TEC launched three new programs for agencies within SoCalREN, continuing to build upon TEC’s comprehensive, customized approach to support the unique needs of public agencies, and offer objective third party resources for enrolled agencies at no cost through the “one stop” approach.

2020

TEC continues to empower communities to leap into the future of clean energy!

10M+

Kilowatt Hours

Programs implemented by The Energy Coalition have saved public agencies over 10 million kWh of energy, equivalent to 4,800 metric tons of carbon dioxide, in 2018 alone!

40k+

Students

The Energy Coalition's education programming has reached over 40,000 students in 2018 alone!

30k+

Customers reached

In 2018, The Energy Coalition's marketing and outreach efforts have reached over 30,000 Southern California energy customers!

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Policy events

The Energy Coalition presented on innovative policy and energy technology at 5 events in 2018, spreading knowledge about the new energy economy.

Program Design

Education

Marketing

Policy & Planning

Our Impact

  • 18M+ kWh saved

    Over 18 million kWh of energy saving projects installed (04/18 - 03/19)

  • 84%

    Percentage of program participants that now believe their actions affect the environment (based on Educator Classroom Reports, 2019)

  • 199 education events

    TEC conducted nearly 200 teaching and capacity building events (04/18 - 03/19)

  • 300k+ students reached

    TEC has shared our environmental programming with over 300,000 students! (01/10 - 04/19)

  • $2.9M+ saved annually

    Annual energy bill savings for public agency energy efficiency projects supported by TEC (04/18 - 04/19)

  • 15k+ therms saved

    Annual therm savings for public agencies from energy efficiency projects completed with TEC support (04/18 - 03/19)

  • 16% energy use reduction

    Average decrease in energy use (kWh/sq. ft.) after TEC energy efficiency project support (04/18 - 04/19)

  • 180 schools reached

    Education programming reached over 180 schools in 2018 alone! (01/18-09/18)

  • 200+ green jobs created

    Economic benefits equivalent to 200+ green jobs created (04/18 - 03/19)

  • 119 DACs served

    119 disadvantaged cities and school districts, or DACs, served (04/18 - 03/19)

  • $6M+ secured

    Over $6 million in incentives and financing secured for public agencies (04/18 - 03/19)

  • 10k+ actions inspired

    Over 10,000 energy actions inspired due to TEC energy education and engagement efforts (04/18 - 03/19)

  • 18M+ kWh saved

    Over 18 million kWh of energy saving projects installed (04/18 - 03/19)

  • 84%

    Percentage of program participants that now believe their actions affect the environment (based on Educator Classroom Reports, 2019)

  • 199 education events

    TEC conducted nearly 200 teaching and capacity building events (04/18 - 03/19)

  • 300k+ students reached

    TEC has shared our environmental programming with over 300,000 students! (01/10 - 04/19)

  • $2.9M+ saved annually

    Annual energy bill savings for public agency energy efficiency projects supported by TEC (04/18 - 04/19)

  • 15k+ therms saved

    Annual therm savings for public agencies from energy efficiency projects completed with TEC support (04/18 - 03/19)

  • 16% energy use reduction

    Average decrease in energy use (kWh/sq. ft.) after TEC energy efficiency project support (04/18 - 04/19)

  • 180 schools reached

    Education programming reached over 180 schools in 2018 alone! (01/18-09/18)

  • 200+ green jobs created

    Economic benefits equivalent to 200+ green jobs created (04/18 - 03/19)

  • 119 DACs served

    119 disadvantaged cities and school districts, or DACs, served (04/18 - 03/19)

  • $6M+ secured

    Over $6 million in incentives and financing secured for public agencies (04/18 - 03/19)

  • 10k+ actions inspired

    Over 10,000 energy actions inspired due to TEC energy education and engagement efforts (04/18 - 03/19)

Our Staff

Our Board