SDG&E's Business
Energy Solutions Program:
a seamless, one-stop-shop experience

PROGRAM UPDATE: BES is now available to small commercial customers with a maximum monthly demand of < 20 kW. 

Business Energy Solutions

NOTE: The Business Energy Solutions (BES) program is only available to small commercial customers. For large commercial customers > 20 kW, please refer to the Large Commercial Comprehensive Energy Management Systems program.

Get customized recommendations for energy-saving improvements through SDG&E’s Business Energy Solutions Program. The program’s authorized contractor works with qualified small business customers to identify ways to save money on utility bills through energy-efficient upgrades. Program contractors audit the site, identify available upgrades, and install the new equipment. Some upgrades require a co-pay while others are offered at no-cost to the customer. Please refer to the Product Catalog posted below for more information on eligible equipment.

For more information, call 1-800-644-6133, email [email protected] or download the fact sheet.

 

  1. Check out our current product catalog with over 100 measures from lighting to foodservice, many offered at no cost!
  2. Eligible customers can apply for On-Bill Financing to cover the co-pay portion of their projects. Ask your assigned Business Energy Solutions contractor for more information on the streamlined process. 

SDG&E has selected Willdan Energy Solutions to implement this program.

The BES program is currently available to small commercial customers whose monthly maximum demand has not exceeded 20 kW within the past 12 months. Customers must also pay the Public Purpose Program (PPP) surcharge in order to be eligible.

We know that you have a business to run so our contractor offers flexible scheduling and strives to minimize disruptions to your employees and/or your customers. We would like to provide process and timing, but the factors vary in each situation (for example availability, number of measures to be inspected, building size, etc.).  Therefore, we will provide you with the key steps of the process:

Pre-Install

Our contractor will work with you to schedule a no-cost energy audit at a time that works best for you.  The duration of the no-cost energy checkup depends on several factors like size of the business and equipment to be inspected. Upon completion, our contractor will meet with you to discuss their findings and set up the next steps.

Installation

The process and timing for this depend on the number of agreed-upon upgrades and your availability. Our first priorities are safety and quality of work, but please know that our contractor aims to be as efficient as possible and minimize disruptions to your business.

Post Installation

Our contractor will conduct a post-installation walk-through to make sure that everything was completed to your satisfaction. 

This program is funded by California utility customers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. This program may be modified or terminated without prior notice and program funds are provided to qualified customers on a first-come, first-served basis until program funds are no longer available. Eligibility requirements apply. SDG&E is not responsible for goods and services selected by customers. The selection, purchase, and ownership of goods are the sole responsibility of customer. SDG&E makes no warranty, whether express or implied, including the warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, of goods selected by customer. Customers who choose to participate in these programs are not obligated to purchase any additional goods or services offered by participating contractors.