Defining Permanent Load Shift (PLS) TES


The Program is no longer accepting new applications and will not be renewed beyond 2017. Current participants will continue to receive PG&E support and will be contacted directly about next steps.


Program description

Looking for ways to lower your company’s electricity costs? Our Permanent Load Shift-Thermal Energy Storage Program offers you up to $1.5 million in incentives plus ongoing bill savings, simply for managing when you use energy. Shift part or all of your building’s cooling needs to off-peak hours when electricity rates are lower. Then store your energy in a cold water or ice tank, and use it during expensive peak demand hours. Thermal Energy Storage can help you earn credits toward Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification, and achieve your energy management goals, all while helping make the grid more reliable.

Visit Building Managers: Frequently Asked Questions

Information for building managers

We know that cooling costs can be one of your highest operational expenses. Find out how to avoid peak demand charges and pay less for your electricity by going to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Visit Designers & Engineers: Frequently Asked Questions

Information for designers and engineers

We can help you understand how to incorporate Thermal Energy Storage into your retrofit or new construction project. Learn more by visiting the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Visit Manufacturers & Distributors: Frequently Asked Questions

Information for manufacturers and distributors

We can provide incentive details and program requirements within the PG&E territory to you and your clients. Learn more by visiting the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Help yourself to our toolkit

Download any of the following files or visit the website:

Program Manual (PDF, 342 KB)

Permanent Load Shift Thermal Energy Storage Program (PDF, 152 KB)