Energy Efficiency Programs – Utility Rebates & Incentives


Southern California – Southern California Gas Company

On-Demand Efficiency (Re-circulation Loops for Central Domestic Water Heaters)

This program installs AutoHot on-demand pump controls in central domestic hot water systems with re-circulation loops in multifamily buildings to help reduce unnecessary natural gas consumption.

Managed by: Benningfield Group

Eligible buildings:  Multifamily with central DHW and minimum 6 units

Rebate / Incentive:  Direct install; No cost program (includes installation)

Service territory: Southern California Gas Company service territory



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 Southern California – San Diego Gas & Electric

Did you know you can tailor an incentive plan for your specific energy efficiency retrofit needs? You design your own energy-saving project and then propose the incentive you need to complete the project and install qualified new, high-efficiency equipment.

To participate in the Energy Savings Bid program, you’ll need to benchmark your facility and include a copy of your “Statement of Energy Performance” from ENERGY STAR with your program application.  Learn more about benchmarking here.

Finally, send one paper copy and one electronic copy of all forms and documentation to:

San Diego Gas & Electric
Attn: ESB
8335 Century Park Court – CP12C
San Diego, CA 92123

Southern California – Southern California Edison


  Northern California – San Francisco, Dept. of the Environment

San Francisco Energy Watch was launched in 2007 to help businesses and multifamily building managers or owners in San Francisco lower their energy bills and help the City reduce its impact on the environment. The program offers these energy- and cost-saving benefits:

FREE on-site assessments to identity energy savings
NEW ENERGY-EFFICIENT EQUIPMENT and technical services at greatly reduced cost
EXPERT INSTALLATION of energy-saving equipment
LOWER UTILITY BILLS over the life of the new equipment
Businesses of all sizes and multifamily residential properties located in San Francisco that are currently Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) customers can participate in the program.

The program is funded by California utility ratepayers and administered by Pacific Gas and Electric Company in collaboration with the City and County of San Francisco and under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.

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 Southern Nevada, Arizona, Utah – Southwest Gas

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 Illinois (Chicago) – People’s Gas

Commercial and industrial customers interested in energy-efficiency upgrades not covered by the Prescriptive Rebate Program can apply for incentives under the Commercial and Industrial Custom Rebate Program.

Energy engineers will work with the customer and/or the customer’s designated equipment vendors to calculate potential energy savings for proposed projects. Financial incentives will be offered for individual projects based on projected energy savings.

Customers must be prequalified before equipment is purchased and projects begin.

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 Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut – National Grid

The Rhode Island Reliability Project is a 345 kilovolt (kV) transmission project that runs from North Smithfield to Warwick in an existing transmission right-of-way. It is one of four New England East-West Solution (NEEWS) 345 kV transmission projects serving portions of New England. The Rhode Island Reliability Project will strengthen the reliability of Rhode Island’s electric system. Reliability means that the grid is able to deliver electricity where it’s needed on the hottest or coldest days of the year.

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 Connecticut – CNG

CNG and the State of Connecticut encourage natural gas customers to improve their homes to conserve energy.   Funding is available for energy assessments, weatherization and insulation.  Efficiency improvements like these will help you conserve energy and lower your energy bills for years to come.

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 Michigan – DTE Energy

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