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Center for Sustainable Energy

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Center for Sustainable Energy is a energy conservation organization based in San Diego, CA that was founded in 2000. As of 2019 they had $239 million in revenue and $64 million in assets.

Accelerating the transition to a Sustainable world powered by clean Energy. Accelerating the transition to a Sustainable world powered by clean Energy. One simple mission-DECARBONIZE.

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: California Center For Sustainable Energy.

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Program areas at Center for Sustainable Energy

Transportation: EV Incentive ProgramsContinuing as program administrators for Californias Clean Vehicle Rebates Project (CVRP), CSE ramped up efforts to promote and help make clean vehicles more accessible to a greater number of California drivers, especially in communities that are highly impacted by air pollution. CVRP increased incentive levels for low- and moderate-income consumers and CSE intensified marketing the incentives, which helped deliver $161.4 million in total rebates in 2018.CSE entered its fourth year administering the Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles- MOR-EV program that is designed to help the state achieve greenhouse gas reductions through incentivizing drivers to go electric.During October, CSE presented at the 31st International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition in Kobe, Japan. CSE sparked conversation around cost-effective use of public funding to support the expansion of electric vehicle markets through its experience managing the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project.

Transportation: EV Infrastructure Programs With funding from the California Energy Commission, CSE began awarding incentives in 2018 for the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP), which provides rebates for publicly accessible charging equipment at business, multifamily housing and other locations. CALeVIP works with community partners to develop and implement regional incentive projects that support the installation of charging infrastructure. Ultimately, up to $200 million may be available for charging infrastructure projects throughout the state.

Renewable and Distributed Energies: CSE and a team of leading clean energy and affordable housing organizations won the contract to administer the Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) Program in September 2018. SOMAH is designed as a 10-year endeavor with spending caps of $100 million per year to meet a goal of 300 megawatts of solar power, which will help offset tenant load and provide tenants with lower electricity bills.With the adoption of Senate Bill 700 in September 2018, California committed to the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) for an additional five years and allocated up to $830 million to the program which is administered by CSE in the San Diego Gas & Electric service territory. In November, CSE presented a $658,200 check to the City of Escondido for a combined heat and power system at its water treatment facility with an additional $658,200 to come over the next five years. ...

Form 990s for Center for Sustainable Energy

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Jun 5, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Feb 21, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Jan 18, 2018990View PDF
2015-12Jan 6, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Sep 9, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Center for Sustainable Energy

Total grants, contributions, etc.$151,342
Program services$239,079,931
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$239,231,273

Vendors for Center for Sustainable Energy

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
DrupalContent management system software2020-06-19
██████Fundraising software2020-06-19
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-06-19
████ █████ ███ ███████Tax accounting; Audit accounting2019-02-05
██████████Marketing software2018-09-09
█████████ ████████Software2018-09-09
█████████ ████████ ███Data Installation$332,4502017-12-01
█████████ █████ ██████Marketing$310,0002017-12-01
...and four more vendors

Personnel at Center for Sustainable Energy

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Jeff RobertsDirector , President and Chief Executive Officer , Entropy Technology / Board Member-Aug. 8, 2020
Dr. Jesse EmgeChief Research Officer and Data Scientist-Aug. 8, 2020
█████ ████████Senior Principal Advisor Transportation$113,841Aug. 12, 2019
████████ █ ███████████President / Member and Executive Director$49,358Feb. 5, 2019
█████ ████████Senior Principal Advisor Policy-Aug. 12, 2019
██████ █████Director , Accounting and Finance / Director Accounting and Finance / Controller-Aug. 8, 2020
█████ ███████Director Marketing and Communications-Aug. 12, 2019
█████ ███████████Director Policy$126,456Dec. 31, 2017
█████ ██████Director , Human Resources / Director Human Resources-Aug. 8, 2020
██████ ████████Director Product Management and Platform Development-Aug. 12, 2019
...and 15 more key personnel

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