The SLO-RESCO project aims to develop the “big picture” of how to move San Luis Obispo communities to more sustainable energy systems, focusing on local distributed energy generation and efficiency, and to explore practical ways to achieve this vision with a variety of community stakeholders and decision makers.

RESCO stands for Renewable Energy Secure Communities, a program funded by the California Energy Commission. The RESCO for San Luis Obispo County began in 2009, and will be completed in early 2013. We are investigating the renewable resource endowment for San Luis Obispo County, examining ways to use those resources to meet our future energy needs, and working to build relationships that can help to realize the RESCO vision.

The project team works in collaboration with SLO County, the Air Pollution Control District, SLO Council of Governments, a Professional Advisory Committee and many of our local governments and community organizations.