It Starts Small
…and Adds Up

It starts small, just one person taking a step to reduce energy waste. It’s as simple as turning off unused lights or powering down unused electronics.

Now imagine if everyone in your department at work—and in your household—stepped up and powered down, then everyone in your building, then everyone in your city. You can see how together we can significantly decrease greenhouse emissions, increase energy efficiency and ensure a sustainable environment for future generations. This collective, forward-thinking, difference-making effort is what Step Up and Power Down is all about!

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is joining forces with five California cities to bring you Step Up and Power Down. Our mission is to reduce energy waste among our businesses and in our homes for a more sustainable California while helping local cities achieve their own sustainability goals. The energy saving actions we adopt will continue to make a difference.

We invite you to explore this site to learn more about how Step Up and Power Down works, what you can expect and the resources available to participants. In addition, you’ll find information about PG&E’s energy efficiency programs, rate options, online tools, incentives and inspirational stories from companies and people in your local community who have already joined. Everything here is designed and structured to save energy and money for our businesses and families.



We are doing this together, one step at a time.

Let's Get Started!

Save at Work

To get started, select your city and discover how the steps you, your co-workers and your company take can help you achieve—and exceed—your city’s energy-efficiency and sustainability goals!

Save at Home

PG&E and the cities of Redwood City, San Carlos and Woodland are working together to help residents make their homes more energy efficient and comfortable.


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It really comes down to behavioral changes that can have the biggest impact in improving efficiency and reducing energy consumption. This initiative really gives us an opportunity to affect behavior directly, and I’m grateful for leadership at PG&E and their willingness to financially support this effort.

Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San José