Overview of Utility and State Agency Energy Efficiency Support and Financing Programs
California utilities and state agencies offer a variety of programs to support and finance local government energy efficiency efforts. This page provides a starting point for understanding what programs and resources are available to help.
- Pacific Gas & Electric Company
SDG&E Summary of Efficiency Support
and Financing Programs
This guide provides information about rebates, bill credits and incentives to upgrade equipment and reduce energy use.
Southern California Gas Company Summary of
Efficiency Support and Financing Programs
This guide provides information about rebates and incentives for energy-efficient equipment and business practices, zero-percent financing for qualifying energy projects, and tools to monitor energy usage.
- Southern California Edison
Links to individual municipal utilities in California
California State Agencies
Energy Commission Energy Partnership Program
For communities seeking financial help with greening public buildings, the California Energy Commission offers low-interest loans up to $3 million per project for incorporation of energy-saving components in planned buildings or retrofits to existing facilities. Free technical assistance is also available to cities and counties for energy efficiency planning for public facilities.
Energy Commission Energy Efficiency Financing
The California Energy Commission’s Energy Efficiency Financing Program provides financing for schools, hospitals and local governments through low-interest loans for feasibility studies and the installation of energy-saving measures.
The California Air Resources Board’s CoolCalifornia.org is a new one-stop-shop for all Californians filled with quick, easy-to-use and reliable tools that Californians need to save money and reduce their impact on the climate.
Database of State Incentives
for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)
DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Flex Your Power
Flex Your Power offers information about energy efficiency, climate change, and a database of energy conservation rebates, incentives and services searchable by California zip code.
The California Solar Initiative offers solar incentives to energy users (except new homes) in investor-owned utility territories in California. The CSI Program is administered by the California Public Utilities Commission, and has a goal to install 1,940 MW of new solar by 2017.