Initiated in 2019, the proposed Inland Regional Energy Network (I-REN) is a consortium of the Western Riverside Council of Governments, Coachella Valley Association of Governments, and San Bernardino Council of Governments that serve the counties of San Bernardino and Riverside. These partners have joined together to submit this Business Plan in order to establish locally administered, designed, and delivered energy efficiency (EE) programs.
Historically, the Inland Empire has faced challenges in receiving equitable opportunities to participate in energy efficiency and advanced energy. As dedicated representatives of local government, the I-REN consortium members bring established connections from their work serving this region and can provide support to fill gaps in existing energy efficiency services. I-REN will establish a locally administered regional energy network to ensure ratepayers in this region can become active participants in meeting California energy efficiency goals.