Saving energy and money in K-12 schools
Manage school energy costs
Every year, California schools spend $700 million on energy. That’s about the same amount they spend on school supplies. Our rebates, discounts and expert advice can help make it easier for your school to save.
Find out how to save energy and money with our K-12 Schools Rebate Catalog. Download K-12 Schools Rebate Catalog (PDF, 3.1 MB).
Learn about K-12 school programs
School Energy Efficiency Program (SEE)
We assist public school districts and county offices of education to identify, evaluate, and process incentives on energy efficiency retrofit measures. Visit School Energy Efficiency Program.
Make the most of Prop 39 dollars
ALERT: The last date to submit energy expenditure plans and amendments to request additional funds to the California Energy Commission was February 26, 2018.
Improve energy efficiency in your public school and you may qualify for California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Prop 39) funding. PG&E offers rebates and discounts for energy-efficiency technologies that can help stretch your Prop 39 dollars. Visit Prop 39.
Learn about success stories
Find out how other schools and school districts saved energy and money through our energy-efficiency rebates and discount programs.
Thinking strategically about your energy use can help create an energy-conscious learning environment. The following tips can help get you started.
- Ensure that your energy management system reflects usage, changing weather and peak electric times
- Light and cool only occupied spaces. Use sensors and time switches to help reduce energy use in infrequently inhabited rooms, such as auditoriums and break rooms
- Replace atmospheric boilers with condensing combustion boilers
Explore our tips and instructions
Access resources for educators
PG&E is committed to educating students about energy efficiency, renewable energy and conservation. Educators in the PG&E service territory can access curriculum resources free of charge. Curricula are designed to meet Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. View our comprehensive guide to online resources and curriculum programs.
Download Online Energy Resources for Educators (PDF, 5 MB)