2017 Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Earn Rebates on Your Improvements

Instant Lighting Rebates Now Available

Beginning June 22, instant rebates are available, on select lighting product(s), at participating distributors. To receive the rebate, customers must complete a Purchase Acknowledgement Form (should not take more than a couple minutes to complete) which can be downloaded and completed prior to the purchase or at the time of purchase. Make sure you get them now, because the rebates are only good while supplies last. 

You may click on a topic below to move to a section further on down the page or continue reading to find out where you can purchase the qualifying lighting products:

How to receive your instant rebate

Eligible lighting products click here

To learn more about non-lighting rebates click here 

Distributor List as of July 27, 2017

HD Supply Facilities Maintenance
7411 Goen Pl., Suite A, San Diego, CA 92120
HD Supply Solutions

Rexel- 3 locations
7380 Convoy CT, SD, CA 92111
1333 Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020
2750 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA 92029

Solterra Lighting
5375 Avenida Encinas, Suite A, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Solterra Lighting

Walters Wholesale Electric Co.
10031 Old Grove Blvd., San Diego, CA 92131
525 North Andreasen Dr., Escondido, CA 92029
Walters Wholesale

Three steps to receive your instant savings

  1. Locate this tag at participating distributors and select the lighting product 
  2. Bring your item to a sales associate who will then provide you with a purchase acknowledgment form that you will need to fill out. If you'd like to fill out the form before heading to purchase your lighting you may download it now.

  3. Receive your instant rebate after you hand the completed form to the sales associate.

Eligible Instant Rebate Lighting Products

Commercial LED Recessed Downlight Product 
12 Watt     14 Watt     16 Watt     20 Watt     21 Watt     23 Watt

Commercial LED Recessed Downlight/Retrofit Product
9 Watt     10 Watt     11 Watt     15 Watt

Commercial LED Candelabra
2 Watt     5 Watt

Commercial LED MR16  
6 Watt     7 Watt     10 Watt

Commercial LED Screw-in Lamps

7 Watt     8.5 Watt     9 Watt     9.5 Watt    10 Watt     11 Watt     12 Watt     13 Watt     13.5 Watt

15 Watt     17 Watt     19 Watt

8 Watt       10 Watt     13 Watt

13 Watt     14 Watt     15 Watt       18 Watt

17 Watt     18 Watt     19.5 Watt     20 Watt

13 Watt     14 Watt     15 Watt     16 Watt

14 Watt     16 Watt     19 Watt

Non-Lighting Rebates - How to Apply

Please review all steps to make sure that your non-lighting rebates application is processed and not returned back to you because of missing information.

  1. Review the Energy Efficiency Business Rebates Handbook for an overview of policies and procedures.
  2. Browse our new consolidated Product Catalog to find rebate-eligible items:​ Consolidated Product Catalog (pdf)- March 6, 2017
  3. The following project types require a site inspection be conducted before existing equipment is modified or new equipment is installed:
    1. Projects applying for On-Bill Financing
    2. All products found in the DEER Section
    3. Various other products that are identified in the product catalog
    4. Previous participation (if occurred within last 5 years)
  4. If your project requires a pre-inspection, you must wait for a notice to proceed from SDG&E before any equipment can be modified or installed.

Submitting your online rebate application (3 steps)

Step 1: A Trade Professional and/or business customer must complete and submit the appropriate rebate application online. 

  • Projects not requiring pre-inspection: It is recommended that the Trade Professional and/or Business Customer fill out as much information as possible and submit the online application for the processing team at SDG&E to review. Within three business days a notification will be sent on next steps regarding completing the online application.
  • Projects requiring pre-inspection: It is a requirement, for all projects requiring pre-inspection, that the Trade Professional and/or Business Customer complete, and submit, the online application and must wait (up to three business days) for a notice to proceed from SDG&E before any equipment can be modified or installed.
  • Important: Completing step 1 of the online rebate application process does NOT guarantee a rebate. Only by completing step 2 (below) of the process will your project be eligible for a rebate. 
  • Click the link below associated with the account holder’s sector to initiate the online application. In order to determine the account holder’s sector, please refer to the Electric or Gas Service section on the account holder’s bill. The sector is provide under the Rate (see example).​

Step 2: After submitting your online application please download and save the confirmation (the application) when prompted.
Step 3: In order to begin processing your rebate we will need a signature on the rebate application. This can be done by downloading the Business Rebates program application (pdf), filling out the application with the appropriate information (refer to your saved downloaded document), printing out the document and signing it. Once complete please scan the signed document and upload it to the Installation Documents section in step 4 below.  
Step 4: Make sure you have your enrollment number and account number before you proceed with this step.
Once you have received the notification, and the installation of products are complete, the links below will give the Trade Professional and/or Business Customer the ability to upload documents, complete all the required fields of the online application and submit. The links may also be used to check on the status of the rebate application. 

  • Remember to upload the signed application in the Installation Documents section.
  • Submit a completed W-9 (pdf), if you have not already done so for our records, in the Installation Documents section.
  • When filling out the installation information please review our Invoice Guidelines and our Business Rebates Sample Invoice for assistance.

Agribusiness Customers resume & complete application and/or check application status

Industrial Business Customers resume & complete application and/or check application status

Commercial Business Customers resume & complete application and/or check application status

Please click the button below if you have any questions regarding a project (whether or not it is reserved) and your installation now being complete. Failure to complete the above steps could result in your rebate being delayed or not processed.

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SDG&E’s Business Energy Solutions Program

Several products offered through the Energy Efficiency Business Rebates program are provided at no cost or at a discount for qualified customers through SDG&E's Business Energy Solutions Program. Customers with a monthly electrical demand less than 200 kW may participate. Call our Energy Savings Center at 1-800-644-6133 for details or visit the program page.

Need help getting a project started?

Check out our Trade Professional Directory for a quick tips video and to select a local Trade Professional who can help you kick-start your energy-savings project.


Before you take any steps to reduce your energy use, it’s helpful to build a complete picture about how your facility currently uses energy. Benchmarking provides you with an easy way to assess and monitor your energy use. The EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager is a tool that helps you identify savings opportunities, verify energy efficiency improvements, and receive EPA recognition for exemplary energy performance.

Once you have created your building portfolio in Portfolio Manager, you can use SDG&E’s no-cost, easy-to-use Automated Benchmarking Service to automatically send your building’s energy use information to the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.


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