Gain energy efficiency through Prop 39 funds
ALERT: The last date to submit energy expenditure plans to the California Energy Commission is August 1, 2017.
Understand Prop 39 basics
Prop 39 funding can help your school improve energy efficiency.
Find out how much Prop 39 funding was awarded to your school. Visit Proposition 39 California Clean Energy Jobs Act.
Learn where to submit and manage your energy expenditure plan. Visit Energy Expenditure Plan Online.
The California Energy Commission (CEC) posted several recorded training sessions. The Commission also regularly posts information on future events on their website. Visit Proposition 39 Documents - Workshops, Webinars, Documents and Announcements.
Providing access to your Prop 39 records
You can access Prop 39 resources only after submitting two forms to the CEC. PG&E requires these forms to provide the CEC with school energy use data from now through 2023:
- Download Utility Data Release Authorization Form (PDF, 676 KB).
- Download Facility and Service Account Information Form (PDF, 1.3 MB).
Make the most of your Prop 39 dollars
A key component of having your Energy Expenditure Plans (EEP) approved is a strong savings-to-investment ratio for the measures in your plan. PG&E offers rebates on key products and targeted incentives for schools. The rebates can decrease the cost of the measures in your plan. PG&E can help you take advantage of the rebates that can bring you closer to the optimal savings-to-investment ratio.
Explore key programs and resources for schools
Following are programs for increasing energy efficiency in schools:
Discover the School Energy Efficiency (SEE) Program
This program helps public school districts and county education offices identify, evaluate and implement energy-efficiency retrofit measures.
Learn about CLEAResult Analytics-Enabled Retrocommissioning (RCx)
With this retrocommissioning program, we use sophisticated analytics software to remotely study a building's energy use and determine if it can benefit from energy-savings measures. We then help implement these measures. We also provide an online dashboard to help you manage your savings over time. The program serves select counties.
Learn about Enovity School & Municipalities Advanced Retro-commissioning and Tune-Up (SMART)
The SMART Program helps public school districts, cities and counties save energy by implementing low-cost efficiency and operations improvements. The enhancements range from HVAC to lighting systems. The program serves select counties.
Learn about PG&E’s Schools K-12 Rebate Catalog
The catalog lists rebates specifically designed for schools K-12 including:
- Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
- Food service equipment
Regional programs can assist with 'kickers' to provide additional incentives on measures found in the catalog. Learn more about the programs by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get the catalog.
Explore commonly used measures in Energy Expenditure Plans (EEPs)
The following energy-saving solutions and equipment are typically included in EEPs.
- T-8 classroom and office lighting delamping and replacement
- Parking lot and exterior area lighting
- High/low bay (for gymnasiums or MP rooms)
- Unitary Air-Cooled Equipment, Three Phase AC and Heat Pumps
- Enhanced Controlled and Demand Control Ventilations
- Demand Control Kitchen Ventilation in high production kitchens
The following kitchen equipment can help your school save energy and water:
- Commercial combination and convection ovens
- Commercial hot food holding cabinets and steamers
- Ice machines and low-flow kitchen nozzles
Stay informed of Prop 39 guidelines and reporting requirements
Our expert team can assist you with any additional questions. Contact email@example.com.