Sonoma County Energy Independence Program – Santa Rosa, CA

Shortly after launching the AB 811 program in Palm Desert, EcoMotion took AB 811 north to Sonoma County. The County sought a “search and replacement strategy” for the Palm Desert guidelines, to use the same program design and name. EcoMotion’s job was to present the program – from concept to execution—and then to guide its rollout in Sonoma, buttressed with $100 million in funding thanks to shared investment between the Sonoma County Water Agency and the County Treasury pool. The design challenge was to create a zero net cost program for Sonoma County in two years. Within a year, Sonoma’s PACE program was the largest in America by an order of magnitude.