Improve patient comfort and your bottom line with energy-efficient solutions
Energy management can help your health care business run more efficiently while providing better care for patients. PG&E’s expert partners help you understand where energy management fits into your long-term planning cycles.
Get the benefits of our health care programs and solutions
Our health care programs and solutions can:
- Increase patient and staff comfort and safety
- Enable operations to run more reliably and profitably over the long term
- Help ensure your business meets industry and regulatory mandates, such as California’s Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI)
- Reduce the environmental impact of the facility
Improve operational efficiency
Consider an energy assessment by PG&E's Healthcare Energy Fitness Initiative, the PG&E third-party program for healthcare customers. Contact your PG&E account manager or call the Business Customer Service Center at 1-800-468-4743 for more information.
We can help you to identify projects and may be able to pay incentives for:
- Lower cost retro-commissioning and controls-based efficiency projects
- Assistance with design and equipment specifications for capital projects
Consult the PG&E catalog (PDF, 672 KB) for available prescriptive rebates.
New construction and major renovations
Planning a new construction or major renovation project? PG&E can help. The California Energy Design Assistance Program provides:
- Design Assistance to achieve energy savings to exceed Title 24, while complying with HCAI
- Incentives for the PG&E customer as well as the design team
Submit an application for new or expanded service well in advance of construction with PG&E’s Service Planning department.
O% financing for energy efficiency projects
Our On-Bill Financing (OBF) program is available to fund eligible projects with 0% interest.
- The program is designed to be bill neutral so that you don’t pay more on your monthly bill.
- Pay down the loan monthly with the amount based on estimated energy savings over a period of up to 10 years.
- The total $ loan allowed is $5,000 - $250,000 and up to $4 Million per premise for special circumstances.
Contact your PG&E account manager or the Business Customer Service Center for more information.
PG&E Demand Response programs
To minimize strain on the electric grid, PG&E and other California utilities depend on customers to reduce their energy usage during heat waves and other emergency events. Financial incentives are available to customers who enroll in PG&E demand response programs.
Read more about demand response as a tool for reducing strain on the electric grid
Programs designed for healthcare customers
Health care facilities have unique needs and challenges when it comes to reducing energy usage. As a result, the healthcare industry prefers low-risk, low-commitment programs. Here are some examples of programs that have worked for customers in the healthcare industry.
Peak Day Pricing. Get discounted rates throughout the year—except during nine to 15 "events" (four-hour blocks) when the electric system is strained and rates are higher. Events typically occur on the hottest days of summer.
Learn more about Peak Day Pricing
Emergency Load Reduction Program (ELRP). The ELRP offers financial incentives for participating businesses to reduce their energy use during times of high grid stress and emergencies. The goal is to avoid rotating outages while minimizing costs to customers. Once enrolled, participation in events is voluntary and there is no penalty for not participating. To learn about how your business can participate in ELRP, visit our program partner Olivine or contact your PG&E account manager.
Capacity Bidding Program. Work with PG&E third-party programs to create a flexible plan to earn incentives when called upon to reduce your energy usage.
Learn more about the Capacity Bidding Program
Base Interruptible Program. Customers with an average maximum demand of at least 100 kW earn a monthly incentive for reducing energy consumption to prescribed levels when called upon. Enroll directly with PG&E or with a PG&E third-party program.
Learn more about the Base Interruptible Program
Automated Demand Response. When you enroll in select energy incentive programs, you'll also be eligible for equipment rebates and added incentives through the Automated Demand Response program.
Learn how you might save with Automated Demand Response
Distributed Generation and Customer Resilience
On-site customer generation can help to reduce energy usage and cost while providing resiliency during utility outages.
Utility Incentives. Learn about PG&E’s Self-Generation Incentive Program, which provides incentives for battery storage and qualifying self-generation.
Interconnection Process. On-site Generation including Solar, Fuel Cells, Cogeneration and Battery Storage are required to follow an interconnection application process. Learn more on our Generation Interconnection Services website.
Community Microgrid Enablement Program (CMEP). Community microgrids can help to provide resiliency during utility outages by pairing on-site generation with storage systems, for both single customers and communities. The CMEP can help applicants create and operate a Community Microgrid. To be eligible for the CMEP:
- The project must meet the needs of one critical facility (see FAQs), plus at least one additional customer within the microgrid boundary
- The project must be located in a high fire threat district (Tier 2 or 3), an area that has been impacted by prior Public Safety Power Shutoff Events or an area “prone to outages”
- The project must have demonstrated support with a letter of interest from local government, Tribe or Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) having jurisdiction over the area
- The project must include interconnected exporting energy producing resources (Project Resources) that do not exceed 20MW in aggregate
- The project must also meet the requirements of the Community Microgrid Enablement Tariff (PDF, 159 KB), which governs the eligibility, development, and operation of Community Microgrids.
Electric vehicles are growing in popularity and charging needs at healthcare sites will continue to evolve. Stay up to date on the latest program offerings as well as electric vehicle business rate schedules.