The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), has developed the Local Government PACE Portal, a "one-stop shop" for local governments interested in allowing property owners to take advantage of PACE financing. This site includes introductory information about PACE (including a list of PACE providers in the nine Bay Area counties), outlines the steps necessary for making PACE available in your jurisdiction, and provides document templates to help staff prepare packets for presentation to local elected leaders.

Bay Area Regional Energy NetworkU.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

More Resources

CAEATFA PACE Loss Reserve Regulations

PACE Program Comparison Matrix

California PACE Legislation

  • 2008: AB 811 (establishes PACE districts)
  • 2009: AB 474 (adds water)
  • 2010: SB 555 (establishes Mello-Roos “special tax” PACE districts)
  • 2011: AB 184 (adds seismic as eligible improvement)
  • 2014: AB 1883 (pooled projects) and AB 2597 (increases the amount of home value financeable to 15%)

Center for Sustainable Energy


  • PACENow’s mission is to promote Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing by providing leadership and support for a growing universe of PACE market participants. PACENow provides impartial leadership for a broad coalition of PACE market participants, ranging from state and local governments, PACE programs, to real estate companies, and serves as the trusted source for information about PACE.
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