About Us

CSE is a mission-driven nonprofit organization providing clean energy program design and management and technical advisory services. Headquartered in San Diego, CSE works nationwide in the clean energy industry with support of offices in Los Angeles, Boston and Oakland, Calif.

For over 20 years, CSE has been accelerating the transition to a sustainable world powered by clean energy.


Governments, regulators, utilities, businesses, property owners and consumers look to CSE as an objective implementation partner to develop customized solutions that help lower energy costs and increase choice and accessibility to clean energy technologies.

We are a unique organization because of our holistic view of sustainability and our role in the marketplace — with impacts spanning from public policy makers to industry stakeholders and consumer end-users.


We have long-standing subject and market transformation expertise in renewable energy, clean transportation, building performance and energy efficiency – and understand the policies and regulations that influence their effective implementation. We appreciate how technologies scale and work together to create integrated solutions for consumers and how they support grid integration.

Our subject matter expertise and on-the-ground experience with a wide variety of sustainable energy solutions make us a trusted partner in meeting ambitious energy goals, saving money and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


We offer large-scale market transformation programs like rebate and incentive program design, administration, end-user engagement campaigns, policy guidance and workforce training and education.

Our technical assistance experts provide sustainable energy feasibility studies, clean energy plan implementation, energy audits and consulting services.


We work nationally in the clean energy industry and are always open to exploring partnership opportunities.

Our Services

Here is a selection of our services, visit our Capabilities section to see more.


We welcome the opportunity to partner on projects that benefit your region.

Quotes and Testimonials

The Center for Sustainable Energy has been a great resource for state and regional policymakers in identifying and reducing barriers to adoption of critical clean energy technologies, providing independent market development services.

Stacey Crowley
Former Director - Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy

The Center for Sustainable Energy is a trustworthy and solutions-oriented go-to partner for government officials and agencies. CSE staff truly understand the complexities and nuances of clean energy issues and technologies, and seek to tackle market barriers through open, productive dialogue.

Brendan Reed
Environmental Sustainability Manager - San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Working with the Center for Sustainable Energy on the Experience Electric campaign was a terrific partnership experience. CSE staff are extremely knowledgeable in the clean transportation space, and they executed and achieved program goals with the highest quality.

Ursula Vogler
Climate Initiatives Program Manager - Metropolitan Transportation Commission