Use a third-party program to improve energy efficiency


PG&E third-party programs offer a range of services to support the energy-efficiency efforts of residential customers. Each program is managed by an energy-efficiency implementation specialist selected by PG&E. A variety of programs help meet the unique needs of our diverse customer base.


Find the program that best suits your needs


All programs are open to both owners and renters. Note that customers may only participate in one program at a time.

Program and partnerBest for customers who want to…Cost and benefitsProducts and services Geography and eligibility

Home Intel offered by Home Energy Analytics

Reduce baseload energy use from lighting and appliances like refrigerators, TVs, computers, game consoles, washer/dryer, dishwasher, pools/spas and other plug loads.

Free

In-depth analysis of your home's energy use, customized recommendations and energy coaches to help you. Includes monthly energy efficiency progress report.

PG&E and Community Choice customers in San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda and Fresno Counties.


Single family, have lived in home at least one year, high energy user, no solar.

Home Energy Optimization Program offered by ICF (On hold starting 01/01/2020 until further notice)

Reduce air conditioning and water-heating energy use through optimization of existing equipment.

$170 for $2,000 in products and services.

Includes smart thermostat, AC tune-up, AC and hot water monitoring and auto-optimization, lights, smart strip. Also includes monthly energy efficiency progress report.

Stockton to Bakersfield. Single family, lived in home at least one year, high energy user, no solar, no EV.

Cool Savers offered by Build it Green

Reduce air conditioning and furnace-energy use through purchase and installation of new equipment, insulation and weather-stripping. Improve comfort in your home.

$2,500-$14,000. Energy savings contest with possible rewards.

Includes new high-efficiency AC, new ducts and smart thermostat. Optional insulation and weather stripping/air sealing. Includes monthly energy efficiency progress report.

Central Valley. Single family, lived in home at least one year, high energy user, no solar, no EV.

Home Energy Rewards offered by Franklin Energy

Reduce energy use across all categories. Start an energy efficiency journey and progress to deeper and deeper savings and benefits.

Free to start. Discounts on purchase and installation of energy efficient products. Earn points and rewards.

In-depth analysis of your home's energy use, customized recommendations and free energy savings kit (LEDs, water saving devices). Discounted energy efficient products. Can lead to full home energy retrofit including new heating and cooling equipment, insulation, new ducts, weather stripping and air sealing.

Contra Costa and San Joaquin Counties. Single family, lived in home at least one year, high energy user, no solar, no EV.

WatterSaver Package and Residential Energy Fitness Program offered by Richard Heath and Associates

Replace their existing electric water heater with a new, high efficiency water heater.


Reduce their energy use from heating and air conditioning as well as reduce their water consumption.

$2,500 - $3,100 of instant rebates for a hybrid electric, heat pump water heater.


No-cost HVAC and water consumption upgrades for participating WatterSaver customers through the Residential Energy Fitness Program.

Instant rebate for the installation of a high efficiency, hybrid electric, heat pump water heater.


WatterSaver customers automatically qualify for:

  1. No-cost: In-home energy assessment
  2. No-cost efficiency upgrades to existing heating and air conditioning system:
    • Smart thermostats
    • Enhanced time delay relay
  3. No-cost upgrades to reduce your water consumption:
    • Low flow showerheads
    • Faucet aerators
    • Thermostatic valves

Various regions across PG&E territory. 

Green House Calls by Rising Sun Center for Opportunity

Reduce energy use from lighting and appliances.

Free

Green House Calls which includes:


  • Walkthrough assessment and data collection
  • Measure installation
  • Customer education
  • Client summary report + Follow-up
  • HEA/HomeIntel signup

Services will be primarily focused on underserved/hard-to-reach PG&E customers in the Alameda and San Joaquin counties who have not been serviced at that address in the past five years.

Program and partnerBest for customers who want to...Cost and benefitsProducts and servicesGeography and eligibility

Reduce energy use from air conditioning, lighting and water heating.

Free

Energy Efficiency Improvement measures for HVAC system through:


  • Brushless fan motor replacement
  • Refrigerant charge adjustment and tune-up
  • Efficient Fan Delay Relay switch
  • Duct test and sealing/ replacement measures
  • Smart Thermostat installation
  • ENERGY STAR-rated products, including lighting, Low-flow showerheads, and aerators
  • Vending machine controllers for common areas

All PG&E service territory for customers who reside in manufactured/mobile homes.

Multifamily Cooling Optimizer Program offered by Proctor Engineering Group

Reduce energy use from air conditioning.

Free to renters in residential multifamily buildings.

Energy efficiency improvement measures for HVAC systems through:


  • HVAC system assessment and tune up, brushless fan motor replacement
  • Refrigerant charge adjustment and tune-up
  • Efficient fan delay relay switch
  • Smart thermostat installation

Central Valley

Program and partnerBest for customers who want to...Cost and benefitsProducts and servicesGeography and eligibility

Multifamily Cooling Optimizer Program offered by Proctor Engineering Group

Reduce energy use from air conditioning.

Free to renters in residential multifamily buildings.

Energy efficiency improvement measures for HVAC systems through:


  • HVAC system assessment and tune up, brushless fan motor replacement
  • Refrigerant charge adjustment and tune-up
  • Efficient fan delay relay switch
  • Smart thermostat installation

Central Valley

Green House Calls by Rising Sun Center for Opportunity

Reduce energy use from lighting and appliances.

Free

Green House Calls which includes:


  • Walkthrough assessment and data collection
  • Measure installation
  • Customer education
  • Client summary report + Follow-up
  • HEA/HomeIntel signup

Services will be primarily focused on underserved/hard-to-reach PG&E customers in the Alameda and San Joaquin counties who have not been serviced at that address in the past five years.