Energy Watch Partnerships
PG&E partners with cities, counties and government agencies to form Energy Watch Partnerships. These partnerships help local governments design overall energy management strategies and increase energy efficiency at their new and existing facilities.
Through Energy Watch Partnerships, local governments and communities have the opportunity to join forces with PG&E and obtain access to services and programs to manage their energy needs. Specifically, the partnerships enable cities, counties and government agencies to:
- Increase the energy efficiency of government-owned-and-operated facilities
- Provide a delivery channel for energy efficiency services to the community
- Lead the community in developing sustainable plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create jobs and increase renewable energy options
Find out if there is a partnership in your area that will assist you with all of your energy efficiency needs.
PG&E Rebate & Incentive Programs
Save energy and money with PG&E’s rebates for energy efficiency projects already in progress—available even if your city or county is not involved in an Energy Watch partnership.
- Municipal Building Customized Retrofit Incentives
PG&E offers technical assistance and calculated incentives for replacing equipment and systems to achieve greater energy efficiency. This can benefit your business by reducing energy costs and improving operations and comfort.
- Municipal Building Retrocommissioning
Our Retrocommissioning (RCx) program provides incentives to optimize existing operational equipment and systems in order to achieve greater energy efficiency through tune-ups and repairs. These initiatives will help you to reduce energy costs and improve the operational efficiency of your equipment, including HVAC, lighting, and control and process systems.
- LED Streetlight Program
Cities across California are excited about the potential for saving energy and lowering maintenance costs by using LED street lights. As a leader in energy efficiency, PG&E is working with lighting manufacturers across the nation, the Department of Energy, and state and local customers to help bring this technology to market through the LED Streetlight Program.
- Water & Waste Water Treatment Program
Whether you are replacing existing equipment or purchasing new equipment, cash rebates and incentives are available for energy-efficient technologies for water and waste water treatment facilities. Examples include rebates for premium T-8 and T-5 lighting, occupancy sensors, day-lighting controls and premium efficient motors and pumps.
- New Construction
PG&E offers technical assistance and financial incentives for energy efficient designs in new construction projects that can increase your operational efficiency and reduce your energy costs. PG&E Industrial customers can use the PG&E Nonresidential New Construction (NRNC) program for process projects and the statewide Savings by Design program for projects that fall under Title 24 guidelines.
Through PG&E’s Green Communities Program, cities and counties within our service area receive an integrated suite of offerings, including greenhouse gas (GHG)/energy data reports and technical assistance. Green Communities provides a starting point for participating cities and counties, including those with or without formal PG&E partnerships, that are interested in engaging in GHG-reduction activities.
Our Innovator Pilots Program provides a vehicle through which local governments can address energy efficiency in creative ways. The program is for communities that are ahead of the energy efficiency learning curve, and it will look at new methods for delivering energy efficiency, innovative financing options and emerging technologies.