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Are you ready to move to an all-electric home or building?


  • Electrification refers to the process of changing appliances over from gas and other non-electric fuel sources to electricity.
  • Switching to a home that is all-electric can modernize your home, reduce your carbon footprint and lower your energy costs.

Maximize your cost savings and explore how to complete your electrification project with our guide to electrification.

Enjoy the benefits of electrification

Better indoor air quality

  • Burning fossil fuels releases greenhouse gases and other fumes. Without proper ventilation, these can contribute to indoor air pollution.
  • Research has shown that, without proper ventilation, inhaling these indoor air pollutants can cause health problems.

Greater environmental sustainability

  • Electrification is essential in the fight against climate change and the transition to clean energy.
  • Studies estimate that 50-100% of California's buildings must be electrified for the state to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045.

Resilience against power outages

  • With solar and battery storage, you can keep important appliances or devices running during an outage.
  • Some electric appliances, like induction stoves, are even coming equipped with their own batteries for backup power.

Energy savings

  • The cost of electricity varies throughout the day based on demand.
  • Battery systems store power—either from solar panels or the grid—that you can use during times of peak demand. This lowers energy costs.
  • Smart energy appliances also offer flexible loads so you can minimize your demand during peak periods.  

How PG&E can help

We're committed to helping our customers embrace an all-electric future. We offer:

  • Ways to maximize your cost savings
  • Support so you can complete your project as quickly and efficiently as possible

Need help navigating the process? Contact us at electrification@pge.com.

Identify the scope of your project with a licensed contractor.

  • Your contractor can help you understand whether your existing electric panel is sized appropriately for your electric home.
  • You may be able to avoid panel upgrades with low-amperage products or circuit-sharing devices.

For electric-panel upgrades or to shut off gas service to your home or business, submit an online application to "Your Projects" or call 1-877-743-7782.

  • Finance your upgrades and get access to affordable private market financing with GoGreen Home
  • Save on energy-efficient products with Golden State Rebates instant coupons.
  • Get a free analysis with HomeIntel of electrifying gas appliances and learn how to avoid expensive panel upgrades.
  • Take advantage of the financial incentives available from the California Energy-Smart Homes Program to adopt all-electric appliances and equipment for your new residential construction or alteration project. 
    • This State of California program offers an all-in-one incentive package for a single-family home, duplex, townhome, multi-family low rise or accessory dwelling units.
  • Receive complimentary decarbonization assistance for new construction and major alterations to your commercial, public, high-rise multifamily and industrial projects by participating in the California Energy Design Assistance (CEDA) Program.
    • This statewide program, implemented and managed by Willdan, offers solutions to simplify the decarbonization decision-making process. The CEDA team will look at multiple building factors including the project goals and budget to present electrification and decarbonization measures that provide the biggest impact to the project for consideration.
  • Check your electricity baseline and electric rate plan options to make sure you're on the best plan. 
    • The best rate plan for you is based on how much electricity you use and when you use it.
  • If you install electric space heating as your primary source of heating, you may be eligible for additional baseline allowance.
  • Electric Home Rate Plan or Home Charging EV2-A Rate Plan may be your best option if you are planning to have one or more of these appliances: 
    • Electric vehicle charging station
    • Battery storage
    • Electric heat pump for water heating or climate control (space heating or cooling)
  • Sign into your account to access the Electric Rate Plan Comparison
    • Review other rate plan options and find the best one for you when you.

Modern electric appliances are more efficient than gas. They improve air quality—indoors and out—and save you money. Find modern electric appliances that run efficiently and comfortably on clean electric power at PG&E Energy Action Guide.


Learn more about electrification at The Switch is On: www.switchison.org.


Interested in trying induction cooking?

Through our new Induction Cooktop Loaner Program, you can borrow a countertop plug-in induction cooktop and a pan for two weeks—at no cost. Visit pge.com/inductionloaner to get started!


How building energy efficiency standards affect PG&E customers

Energy codes help ensure a minimum level of energy efficiency. They apply to permitted construction and installations for all buildings. Compliance with building energy codes offers many benefits:


  • Reduced energy bills
  • Improved indoor comfort and air quality
  • Increased market value
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) 

The Building Energy Efficiency Standards are part of the California Code of Regulations. They are in the Title 24 Building Standards Code, Part 6. The standards are referred to as the “Energy Code.” The current version went into effect on January 1, 2023. 

The California Energy Commission (CEC) created the Energy Code in 1978. It strives to:


Increased energy efficiency results in the following benefits:

  • Ensure construction and system design and installation achieve higher energy efficiency.
  • Preserve environmental quality.
  • Create minimum energy-efficiency levels for new buildings. The higher the efficiency level in a building’s design, the greater the energy savings.

The CEC updates the standards every three years. New energy-efficiency methods are added to Part 6.


For more information, visit Energy Code Ace.

The Energy Code is updated every three years with the mandate to increase building energy efficiency. The updates are cost-effective over the lifespan of a building. 


The CEC estimates that, over 30 years, the current 2022 Energy Code will:

  • Provide $1.5 billion in consumer benefits.
  • Reduce 10 million metric tons of GHG.

This equates to taking over 2 million gas cars off the road for a year. 


The CEC also estimates a reduction of 142,858 metric tons of net CO2 emissions per year through:

  • 2022 Energy Code improvements in efficiency for new nonresidential buildings and covered processes.
  • The move toward all-electric design. 

This equates to taking 32,051 gas cars off the road each year.


For more information, visit Energy Code Ace or the California Energy Commission.

The Energy Code is designed to improve energy efficiency and provide these benefits:

  • Reduce emissions from new buildings or buildings undergoing significant alterations. 
  • Encourage adoption of environmentally beneficial efficient electric technologies.
  • Reduce air pollution to improve public health.
  • Increase on-site renewable energy generation from solar photovoltaics (PV).
  • Increase electric load flexibility to support grid reliability.
  • Reduce energy bills. 
  • Increase market value. 

For additional information about the Energy Code:


The 2022 Energy Code does not mandate all-electric for new construction. It’s designed to:

  • Reduce emissions over the lifetime of the building
  • Encourage efficient electric heat pumps  
  • Establish electric-ready requirements for new homes
  • Expand solar photovoltaic and battery storage standards
  • Strengthen ventilation standards and more


Looking for resources on code-compliant all-electric projects? See Energy Code Ace’s collection on Building Electrification.

Local governments are required to adopt and enforce state energy standards. They may also add their own energy conservation requirements. These local “reach codes” require buildings to go beyond Energy Code efficiency levels. Many reach codes require or encourage all-electric buildings.


To see if there’s a reach code in your region, visit Local Energy Codes.

Incentive programs are reviewed each time the Energy Code is updated. Some newly added technologies or energy-management strategies may no longer be eligible for an incentive. Many incentive options remain, however. 


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