Save More, Earn More with SDG&E's Energy Efficient Business Incentives

Benefit from financial incentives for retrofitting existing equipment or installing new high-efficiency equipment to save energy. Your incentive amount is driven by the amount of energy the project saves.  Review the Energy Efficiency Incentives Fact Sheet for more information. 

What You Should Know Before You Apply

  • The more energy you save, the more incentives you earn - up to 50% of your project cost, or 100% of the allowable incentive amount. 

  • Review the Release of Information Policy and Additional Resources.
  • Purchase or installation of equipment cannot occur prior to the receipt of a Notice to Proceed (NTP).  The NTP will be sent to you after we execute the EEBI Project Agreement.  
  • Submit all project documents to your assigned Account Executive (if applicable) and [email protected]

Apply for an Incentive

  1. Fill out the Pre-Application Form (Tab 2) of the 2019 Energy Efficiency Business Incentive Application which will allow our Engineering Services to provide proactive project assistance for your custom incentive projects. 
  2. After your eligibility is confirmed, complete Tabs 3 and 4 (if an application includes unique lighting equipment that isn't available through the Energy Efficiency Rebate Program, the Calculated Lighting Equipment Survey Table is required).
  3. Once the complete application is reviewed and submitted to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) staff for review, we'll conduct pre-inspections.  Our Engineering Services will work closely with you (or your Project Supervisor) to complete a Measurement & Verification form (if required).  
  4. After all parties have signed the EEBI Project Agreement, we'll execute the agreement and issue a Notice to Proceed.  NOTE:  Purchase or installation of equipment cannot occur prior to the receipt of an NTP. 
  5. Upon installation, submit your completed W-9, Installation Report and invoices consistent with the Invoice Template and Invoice Guidelines.  We'll review the invoices and Installation Report, submit the project for review to the CPUC staff and conduct a post-inspection. 
  6. We'll review and adjust savings and incentives, if necessary, and will issue payment to the designated payee after receiving  clearance from the CPUC staff.   NOTE:  This process is different for Measurement and Verification Projects.  Measurement and Verification Projects are typically issued the final incentive after completing an agreed upon post-monitoring period.  At the conclusion of the post-monitoring period, you or your project sponsors must submit an Operating Report to initiate the final payment. 

Additional Resources

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Review the Program Application Checklist
Review the Program Application Checklist
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Section 1: 2019 Statewide Customized Offering Procedures Manual for Business
Section 1: 2019 Statewide Customized Offering Procedures Manual for Business
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Section 2: Estimating Energy Savings and Incentives
Section 2: Estimating Energy Savings and Incentives
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Non-Residential Customer Programs Trade Professionals Participation Agreement
Non-Residential Customer Programs Trade Professionals Participation Agreement
Customized Calculation Tool Software
Customized Calculation Tool Software
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Appendix C: Minimum Equipment Efficiency Standards
Appendix C: Minimum Equipment Efficiency Standards
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Appendix D: Building Descriptions and Climate Zones
Appendix D: Building Descriptions and Climate Zones
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Tools & Tips for Estimating Energy Efficiency - Reference Guide
Tools & Tips for Estimating Energy Efficiency - Reference Guide

Release of Information Policy

If the CPUC requests review of your project, SDG&E will provide the CPUC with all of the information requested without further notification to you. If you refuse to allow the CPUC, its staff or its contractors and/or consultants to have access to your data, you will not be allowed to participate, and you will be ineligible to receive any program incentives. Please note that if you designated a project sponsor, a similar notification has been forwarded to them as well. In the event your project is selected for review, SDG&E will mark your data as confidential before submitting your files to the CPUC in accordance with California Public Utilities Code Section 583 and CPUC General Order 66-C.

Questions?

Contact our Energy Savings Center at 1-800-644-6133 or email B[email protected].