frequently asked questions

HOW DO I ENROLL?

Please visit the Enroll page for more information. Enroll Today!

HOW DO I FIND A PROGRAM?

Olivine Community is active across California through local energy programs and a statewide initiative. Find out about programs in your town or sign up for our mailing list to learn about soon-to-be-launching programs in Lancaster and Richmond. Don’t see your community listed? Enroll for the statewide Olivine Energy Program today!

HOW DOES THE OLIVINE COMMUNITY WORK?

Participants in the Olivine Community can access local initiatives or statewide program for a unique opportunity to earn money for taking simple actions to reduce electricity use in their home or businesses. By signing up, electricity customers help us understand their energy and cost saving opportunities.

Simple actions include turning down your air conditioning, delay running your dishwasher or dryer, turning off lights when not in use, etc. Participation in any of these energy savings events is completely voluntary and it’s free to sign up. Enrollment is limited to one person per household.

WHY IS CLEANER AIR IMPORTANT?

Air quality varies dramatically across California. Some zip codes have higher levels of pollution than others. Asthma and other pollution-related illnesses, such as heart disease, are much higher in zip codes with greater levels of pollution. Cleaning the air by lowering pollution will help to reduce this disparity and improve the health and lives of all Californians.

HOW DOES PARTICIPATING IN OLIVINE COMMUNITY LEAD TO CLEANER AIR?

Pollution comes from many different sources. Some pollution is created by cars and trucks, and some is created through the operation of certain kinds of gas-powered electricity plants. These higher polluting plants are often required to produce more electricity between the hours of 5 pm and 9 pm. Reducing the need for energy during those times means using those plants less, leading to less pollution. Shifting when you use energy to times outside of the peak period allows more opportunity for power to be supplied by clean, renewable resources such as solar and wind.

WHAT ABOUT MY INFORMATION PRIVACY?

In order to understand how your household uses energy we will need to collect information about your household and your energy consumption. We collect this information through your completed surveys and your electricity usage data, which we are able to receive once you are enrolled. All of this information is compiled and analyzed at an aggregate level, meaning that no one will ever be able to identify you from the data we collect. Your privacy is important to us, and we will protect your data and keep it confidential. For more information, please see our full privacy policy.

WHO IS OLIVINE AND WHY ARE WE INVOLVED?
Olivine, Inc. is a California-based company focused on helping the state meet its ambitious renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals. We run innovative programs for cities, counties, utilities, and community choice energy providers to help their residents have access to cost and energy saving programs.  These customers receive incentives to either reduce or increase their energy use, depending on energy needs.

We are working to bring energy cost savings and air clearing benefits to all communities, including yours. We strongly believe every community in California should have clean air and quality of life.