ActiveSGV is proud to be a part of the Bassett Avocado Heights Advanced Energy Community (BAAEC), a team of nonprofits, community organizations, and energy technology leaders helping to produce renewable energy locally. This work is made possible thanks to funding from an Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Challenge grant from the California Energy Commission. BAAEC’s mission is to create a renewable energy community in Avocado Heights and Bassett. We are engaging the community to help residents save money on energy bills and show how we can transition to a clean energy future.
Community partners helping to bring the Bassett Avocado Heights Advanced Energy Community (BAAEC) to life include: Bassett Unified School District, Clean Power Alliance, Los Angeles County, The Energy Coalition, Aclima, California Center for Sustainable Communities, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Community Electricity, Day One, Green Commuter, Greenlots, GRID Alternatives, Pivot Energy, Sensor Comm Tech, sonnen, and SpaceAI.
Residents in Bassett and Avocado Heights can enroll in 4 programs for free, depending on eligibility.
- Community Solar: 20% discount off your electricity bill by getting electricity from a renewable source.
- Advanced Homes: Free solar panels, battery shortage, and other energy-saving technology installed in your home.
- Clean Commuters: Vanpooling, microtransit, and elective vehicle charging stations.
- Energy Hub: Central community building with solar and battery storage systems to provide backup power during power outages or extreme heat.
If you are a resident of Bassett or Avocado Heights, sign up for our BAAEC program now by visiting our website: AdvancedEnergyCommunity.org.
Residents can get further involved by participating in our Youth Advocacy and Leadership Academy programs. The Energy Leadership Academy is a free training program empowering residents in the Avocado Heights and Bassett community to become energy champions in their advanced energy community. Participants will learn about energy conservation, environmental justice, local advocacy, and more.
Please contact Amy Wong, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions or comments. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for further updates: @HelloBAAEC.
We also want to uplift that not only can these services help a household save energy, they are also clean solutions to prepare communities for potential emergencies and outages. As we see a rise in wildfires and extreme heat, electrical systems are being overwhelmed, disrupting vulnerable communities. If you are interested in learning more about wildfire safety measures, please visit sce.com/wildfire/wildfire-mitigation-efforts.