Customized Retrofit Incentives

Save energy and money with PG&E's customized incentives for business energy efficiency retrofit projects involving the installation of high-efficiency equipment or systems.

Incentives for 2014

Businesses that install energy-saving equipment are rewarded with cash payments, based on the actual annual kWh or therm savings that are achieved.
2014 Incentives Rates
Basic Lighting $0.03 / kWh Targeted Lighting $0.08 / kWh
Basic Non-Lighting $0.08 / kWh Targeted Non-Lighting $0.15 / kWh
Natural Gas $1.00 / therm Peak Demand $150 / kW
The 2014 program opens January 1, 2014. Applications are accepted until December 31, 2014 or until all of the Utility Administrator's customized incentive funds are committed.

Eligibility

  • You must be a PG&E customer and pay the Public Goods Charge on your electric and/or natural gas bill.
  • You must submit a project application.
  • PG&E must inspect and approve the project prior to the removal of the existing equipment/systems and the installation of new equipment/systems.
  • PG&E finalizes the incentive amounts after completing project approval. The actual incentive amount may vary from the submitted amount.
  • California Public Utilities code states that all customers must certify compliance with applicable permitting and licensing requirements via the Incentive Recipient Certification Form.
  • For projects that include HVAC replacement measures, the licensed contractor installing or overseeing the installation of the HVAC measure must also certify compliance via the Contractor Certification Form.

Customized Retrofit – Demand Response

PG&E also offers technology incentives for the installation of equipment or control software that provide Demand Response for Customized Retrofit. Businesses that install and utilize demand response equipment are rewarded with incentives based on the amount of peak load reduction they are able to achieve.

Some Examples of Eligible Measures

  • Interior and Exterior Lighting retrofits
  • Chiller replacements
  • Variable-Speed Drive installations
  • Reflective Window Film installations
  • Boiler replacements
  • See Section 1 of the Statewide Customized Offering Manual for more examples

Total incentive payments are based on actual reduction in energy usage. Customers and/or their consultants may sponsor projects under this approach. Be sure to contact PG&E early in the process and before you start your project, so that we can help you identify the appropriate application forms, confirm your eligibility, offer advice on the technical aspects of your application, generally, and walk you through the process.

How To Apply

Statewide Customized Offering Manual

Appendices

Archives

For more information, contact your PG&E representative at 1-800-468-4743 or email the Business Customer Service Center. We encourage you to contact PG&E before submitting your application and other required documentation.

Energy Efficiency Financing

Fund your energy efficiency retrofits using PG&E’s Energy Efficiency Financing progam. Commercial customers may borrow up to $100,000, and government agencies may borrow up to $250,000 to perform lighting, HVAC, refrigeration and other retrofits – with 0% interest loans repaid through your utility bill!
Learn More >>
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Federal government agencies incentives
  • Outage Map
 
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