Your Guide to Carbon-Conscious Purchasing

The future is clean energy. With California’s ambitious energy goals, Empower Procurement aims to make the DER procurement process easier for buyers and sellers in order to accelerate the adoption of green technologies.

Empower Procurement is a program of Prospect Silicon Valley and is funded by the California Energy Commission.



This PI will focus on addressing common gaps to improve the adoption of electric fleets across diverse sectors.

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The Services PI offers public agencies resources to analyze their current processes for finding qualified DER service professionals.

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The Products PI is designed to provide an opportunity for buyers to learn more about energy-efficient products and possible opportunities for cost savings.

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This PI will work with buyers to help them understand and improve their contracts and solicitations.

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This PI provides guidance on measuring and assessing procurement practices to help buyers understand where improvements can be made.

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DER Consulting

The full diagnostic PI. This Procurement Initiative provides a comprehensive deep analysis of an organization’s procurement Roles, Rules, and Tools (RRT).

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Product Evaluation Hub

Product Testing for Smarter Purchasing

Get objective third-party product comparisons to inform your buying decisions.


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