Due to the overwhelming response from small businesses to participate in its energy efficient upgrades program, Southern California Edison has decided to accelerate the Small Business Direct Install program from the original 3-year duration down to less than 2 years. SCE’s goal is to reduce energy consumption by smalll businesses through the installation of energy efficient lighting, thermostatic controls and other means and will be spending $100 million in this program. Simpson & Simpson Management Consulting, as part of a joint venture team, is providing program management services.