Energy Ambassadors help get the word out, encourage residents to save energy and deliver the home consultation part of the Simi Valley Conserves program. Energy Ambassadors work under the supervision of energy experts from WattzOn, a program partner of ENGIE Services U.S., and become part-time employees of WattzOn.

During their training Energy Ambassadors will learn how energy is used at home and how to identify energy-saving opportunities. Ambassadors also learn how to quantify the elements of home energy use and the potential savings to residents. Software training is also provided. Training sessions include home visits alongside an energy expert, providing hands-on experience and direct interaction with residents.

Energy Ambassadors will participate in a variety of community outreach efforts to connect with Simi Valley residents and promote program participation. Community outreach opportunities may include: attending community events, speaking at community group meetings, conducting door-to-door outreach in Simi Valley neighborhoods, and creating engaging messages to residents, with creative, innovative ideas welcomed. Energy Ambassadors post updates on the blog section of this website and will help write articles for local media.

Energy Ambassadors also lead the Home Consultations, under the supervision of WattzOn’s energy experts. During the home visit, all the program elements come together: quantified home energy use, personalized recommendations for energy savings, and leading residents to an clear understanding of what they can do next.

See what these Energy Ambassadors had to say about their experience in another California city:

“I am extremely grateful to be able to call this internship my first job. The Benicia Home Efficiency Program has taught me so much professionalism, and just overall work ethic.

I enjoy being involved with the community and knowing that I’m making a difference in my town while helping inform others. Plus it’s a real bonus knowing how much residents appreciate our service to the community!”

-K., high school junior

“As student interns, our job is to table at events, go door to door, and assist with in-home consultations. We give residents tips, help on water and energy conservation and a full report of their usage.

Personally, I’ve become more environmentally conscious, and built up my communication skills talking to residents. I know now how I can help save energy in my own home. But as interns we still have work to do, helping our city’s residents.”

– N., high school junior