PG&E Third-Party Programs - Helping PG&E Customers with Energy Efficiency

PG&E Third-Party Programs consist of several distinct programs that assist our customers' efforts towards saving energy. Each program is managed by an energy-efficiency implementation specialist selected by PG&E to enhance our ability to reach residential and business customers. These programs have been designed to meet the unique needs of our diverse customer base, and offer a range of services to support customers in their energy-efficiency efforts.

Learn more (PDF, 898 KB) about these specialists and how your company may benefit from their expertise.

Notice to Third Party Implementers

The California Public Utilities Commission (Commission) issued a Scoping Memo and Ruling Regarding Implementation of Energy Efficiency "Rolling Portfolios" (Phase II of Rulemaking 13-11-005) on February 24, 2015.
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The ruling addresses PG&E's intention to conduct a competitive solicitation for energy efficiency contracts for 2016 and beyond for PG&E's Third Party Program. The ruling states that Program Administrators are "not to undertake such a revamp of their third party programs now, just as we are reexamining third party program structures" in Phase II of the Rolling Portfolio (page 7).

In light of this ruling, PG&E will delay the Third Party solicitation, including the recently announced Third Party Industrial Request for Proposal (RFP), until the Commission provides further directions.

We sincerely appreciate your participation in our stakeholder meetings in January. The input you provided will continue to shape our solicitation for PG&E's Third Party Program.

PG&E will be following up with vendors who hold current Third Party program contracts with PG&E to discuss next steps for 2016. More information will follow.

Stakeholder Meetings

Stakeholder meetings will be held to discuss the PG&E Third Party Energy Efficiency Portfolio in advance of 2016 Program Request for Proposals.

This website will be updated on a regular basis with logistics and meeting content information.

PG&E remains committed to an ongoing dialogue with our stakeholders, and as such invites you to discuss the future of our Third Party energy efficiency programs and their role within the various market level portfolios.

  • PG&E's view of sector gaps and market opportunities
  • Share high-level view of core programs
  • Share 2016 notional sector third party program descriptions
  • Gather feedback, comments, and insights from stakeholders
  • Share RFP process, timeline, and key requirements

Please come prepared to engage in a productive dialogue regarding these and other pertinent topics. PG&E will also be accepting written comments on the material up to 5 business days after the session.

Meeting Location:
PG&E Auditorium
245 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
**Please use the Atrium Entrance from Beale Street (located between the PG&E buildings located at 245 Market Street and 77 Beale Street).

Meeting Date/Time:
PLEASE NOTE: Each market sector will have its own meeting.
  • Industrial: Monday, January 12, 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
  • Government Community Partnerships and Commercial: Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Residential: Thursday, January 15, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Agriculture: Thursday, January 15, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Webinar services will also be available for all meetings.

PG&E will be accepting written comments on the material up to 5 business days after the session. Please submit written comments to Alice Miller, PG&E EE Policy at

PG&E will issue a summary document of stakeholder input and recommendations, for each market sector, prior to issuing the RFPs. The summary document will be sent to meeting participants and the Service List and posted to the Third-Party Programs website.

RSVP: For participants attending in person, please register for the appropriate meeting(s) on the Eventbrite meeting registration website:

For participants attending via webinar, please register for the appropriate meetings(s) using the webex links below:

Registration for this event will close on January 9, 2015. If you require any further information, or if you have comments or suggestions, please contact Alice Miller, PG&E EE Policy, (415) 973-8010 or

Benefits of using PG&E Third-Party Programs

Industry-specific expertise that can provide customized energy management solutions.
  • Facility energy audits, engineering services and technical design assistance.
  • Installation of energy efficiency equipment, at low or no cost.
  • Application facilitation and support services of customer rebates and incentives upon installation of energy-efficiency solutions.
  • Services to facilitate and sustain long-term optimization of energy savings, such as employee training and post-installation quality control.
  • Information on other energy management program offerings, funding options or assistance accessing funds.

Becoming a Third-Party Implementation Specialist

If your company is interested in becoming a Third-Party Implementation specialist register via the PEPMA website today to learn more. Registration allows you to:

  • Identify your expertise in various areas of energy efficiency and select IOUs and areas for potential program implementation.
  • Receive guidance on use of the Web site, information about solicitation process and energy efficiency opportunities.
  • View and receive Requests for Abstracts and Proposals as they are developed and distributed statewide and/or by individual IOU.
  • In response to solicitations post your ideas and program proposals on self-created and secure web portal.

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