Building Our Advanced
Energy Community

Community Solar

We’re creating a utility-scale solar panel installation at a central community building. You can sign up for a special rate class on your electricity bill to get your electricity from this local source. Plus, you’ll receive a discounted electricity rate!

Advanced Homes

Join with your neighbors to create a virtual rooftop power plant! Get  solar panels, battery storage, and other energy-saving technology installed at your home for free. Then, use our app to learn about and manage your home’s energy production and use.

Energy Hub

We’re turning a central community building into a hub for the whole community with solar and battery storage systems. The whole community can rely on back-up power here in the event of power outages or extreme heat.

Clean Commuters

Vanpooling, microtransit, and electric vehicle charging. Oh my! Clean Commuters will offer a variety of affordable options for you to get where you need to go, without the tailpipe emissions.

Air Quality

Nobody likes pollution smogging up our air. Our community suffers from poor air quality, which causes chronic health issues such as asthma and lung cancer. BAAEC will help clean our air by encouraging renewable energy and electric vehicles.

Let’s do this, Bassett & Avocado Heights!

Hi! We are the Bassett Avocado Heights Advanced Energy Community (or BAAEC, pronounced “bay-sea”, for short). We’re a team of local nonprofits, community organizations, and energy technology leaders here to bring together the community to produce renewable energy locally. That means saving you money on your energy bills, reducing local pollution, and showing the rest of California (and the world for that matter!) how we can transition to a just and clean energy future. Join us!

Save Money
We’re bringing a variety of clean energy programs to the community to save you money. Our Community Solar will save local residents an average of 20% each month on their bills!
Improve Air Quality
Nobody likes pollution smogging up our air. Our community suffers from poor air quality, which causes chronic health issues such as asthma and lung cancer. BAAEC will help clean our air by encouraging renewable energy and electric vehicles.
Empower Your Community
We’re bringing clean energy closer to put power into our community’s hands. BAAEC will offer clean energy options and educational and workforce development opportunities to empower residents to become energy champions.

BAAEC is funded by an Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Challenge grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC), so our programs can be offered for free or at discounted rates to the community.

Join us today!

Add your name to our waitlist

Bassett Avocado Heights Advanced Energy Community is launching in 2021 with our Advanced Homes and Community Solar programs. Add your name to our waitlist today to make sure you don’t lose your chance to enroll.

From the Community

This project calls the Los Angeles County unincorporated neighborhoods of Bassett and Avocado Heights home. We serve an area of about 4.7 square miles with a population of around 28,000 people.
Bassett and Avocado Heights have been disproportionately subjected to pollution, including three nearby freeways, Quemeco battery recycling center, and a nearby landfill. I’m excited to be a part of the Bassett Avocado Heights Advanced Energy Community to address historical environmental racism and strengthen community power.
David Diaz Executive Director of ActiveSGV, BAAEC community outreach

Get Involved

Pumpkins
10/29/2021
Friday 3-6:00 pm at San Angelo Park with Day One. Join us at this fun holiday event!
8/7/2021
Saturday August 7 from 4-6:30pm at Bassett Park with ActiveSGV. Walk ups welcomed! Ages 12+ eligible. Remember to bring a government issued ID.
8/6/2021
Join Day One at San Angelo Park from 6:30pm-8pm for LA County Parks and Recreation’s Parks After Dark movie night! We will be providing resource bags, information, and giveaways.
7/23/2021
Join Day One at Bassett Park from 6:30pm-8pm for LA County Parks and Recreation’s Parks After Dark movie night! We will be providing resource bags, information, and giveaways.
7/19/2021
Free COVID-19 vaccinations available! 4:00-6:30pm at Bassett Park, no appointment necessary. Raffle for a chance to win Dodgers or LAFC tickets!
6/2/2021
Join us to learn how to be eligible for FREE sustainable home upgrades for Bassett & Avocado Heights homeowners!.
5/13/2021
Join our info session to learn more about the Energy Academy, an educational program for adults interested in the BAAEC project.
4/27/2021
Learn about the opportunities available to Basset and Avocado Heights residents in clean, renewable energy and how to qualify.
4/7/2021
Join the BAAEC Youth Advocacy Program’s weekly meeting to learn about the program and how you can get involved.