El Dorado Energy Partnership
For a limited time, the County of El Dorado, the City of Placerville and Pacific Gas and Electric Company are partnering to deliver an energy-efficiency program designed specifically for residents in El Dorado County and businesses located in the City of Placerville, El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Georgetown, Garden Valley, Coloma, Pollock Pines, Camino and Pleasant Valley.
Through the El Dorado County Energy Partnership (PDF, 330 KB), eligible residents and businesses can reduce their energy usage and cost using the unique program elements listed below.
Single-Family and Multi-Family Home Direct Install Program
Energy-efficiency experts will canvass neighborhoods in El Dorado County and identify single- and multi-family homes that qualify for the installation of a variety of free, ENERGY STAR® measures such as interior hardwired fluorescent lighting fixtures, compact fluorescent lamps and programmable thermostats. Residents with single-family homes can also receive a free energy analysis to help them identify how they are using energy and ways to save. Special emphasis will be placed on working with moderate-income customers, California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) participants and senior citizens. For more information, please call PG&E’s Smarter Energy Line at 1 (800) 933-9555.
Good As Gold Rebate Program and Energy Audits for Businesses
Cash rebates are available for business customers who replace old lighting equipment with qualifying new energy-efficient technologies, and for those who install occupancy sensors, programmable thermostats or reflective window film. Additionally, energy-efficiency experts are available to perform free energy audits to help businesses identify energy-saving opportunities. Reservations are required for rebates over $2,500. To learn more about the Good As Gold Rebate Program, to reserve funds or to request a free energy audit, please call PG&E’s Business Customer Center at 1 (800) 468-4743.
Energy Efficiency Services and Incentives for Municipal Buildings
Technical consultants will survey major energy-consuming systems within city and county facilities to identify potential energy-saving opportunities. Financial incentives may be available to help support investment in energy-efficiency upgrades at selected municipal facilities.
Education and Information Services
PG&E will provide energy clinics and classes designed specifically for residents and businesses throughout El Dorado County. Through these free training opportunities, residential and business customers can receive suggestions for reducing energy bills and operating more energy efficiently. See course outline for listing of educational offerings. For more information or to register for classes, please call PG&E’s Energy Training Center at 1 (800) 244-9912.
Eligibility and Program Dates
The El Dorado County Energy Partnership is available to residents in El Dorado County and businesses in the City of Placerville, El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Georgetown, Garden Valley, Coloma, Pollock Pines, Camino and Pleasant Valley. Program rebates and services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis until December 31, 2005, or until program funds are spent, whichever comes first. Reservations are required for some rebates. Please see rebate applications or program fact sheets for requirements.
This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by Pacific Gas and Electric Company in collaboration with the County of El Dorado and the City of Placerville and under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.
Good As Gold Rebate Program
Good As Gold rebates are available for business customers who replace old lighting equipment with qualifying new energy-efficient lighting, and for those who install occupancy sensors, programmable thermostats or reflective window film. Additionally, energy-efficiency experts are available to perform free energy audits to help business customers identify energy-saving opportunities.
Good As Gold rebate program participants and customers interested in receiving a free energy audit must
- Be a PG&E electric customer with a facility in the City of Placerville, El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Georgetown, Garden Valley, Coloma, Pollock Pines, Camino or Pleasant Valley
- Maintain a valid commercial, industrial or agricultural PG&E electric account at that facility (A-1, A-6, A-10, E-19V or AG rate schedule)
- Pay the public purpose program charge
For customers served by co-generation, wind, solar and other types of self-generation, the Good As Gold rebate program is available on a prorated basis if they purchase some of their electricity from PG&E.
Rebates are limited to $200,000 per PG&E electric account I.D. per year. This $200,000 per customer cap applies to customers with single or multiple meters. Customers may not receive rebates, incentives or services for the same measure(s) from another utility, state or local program funded by the Public Goods Charge. Other program requirements apply.
Eligible Good As Gold Rebate Program Equipment
Rebates are available for selected
- Lighting equipment
- Occupancy sensors
- Programmable thermostats
- Reflective window film
This program has a limited budget. Reservations are required for rebates over $2,500 and encouraged for rebates under $2,500. Before purchasing and installing any equipment, please call PG&E’s Business Customer Center at 1 (800) 468-4743 to reserve funds.
Equipment must be purchased and installed between January 1, 2004, and December 31, 2005, to qualify for rebates. Good As Gold rebate forms must be received by PG&E’s Central Processing Center or postmarked no later than December 31, 2005. Program will end December 31, 2005, or earlier if allocated funds are depleted before that date. Applications (PDF, 173 KB) will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.