Energy Savings Assistance Program

Apply for the ESA Program to receive no-cost home energy upgrades.

No Cost Energy Savings

About the ESA Program

Whether you rent or own, the Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) program can provide no-cost energy-efficient home improvements that save you money and make your home more comfortable.

How to Enroll

  1. Review the “Program Eligibility” details below to see if you qualify.
  2. Submit the ESA Interest Form.
  3. OPTIONAL: Take a quick home survey.
  4. An ESA program specialist will contact you to confirm your eligibility and schedule an in-home visit and assessment with a contractor.
  5. A contractor will complete an in-home assessment and provide upgrade options.
  6. Once upgrades are confirmed, the contractor will return to your home to install your home improvements. You may have an additional visit for inspection of new improvements.

Program Eligibility

To qualify for the ESA program, you must …

  • Have an active SDG&E service account.
  • Be a homeowner or renter who receives electric services through a residential meter.
  • Reside in a single-family or mobile home.*
  • Meet appliance replacement/installation requirements for each service.
  • Participate in one or more qualifying public assistance program (option 1) OR have a qualifying income level (option 2)

* Because residences with four (4) or fewer units are considered single-family homes, duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes qualify for ESA.

Option 1: Qualifying Public Assistance Programs:


  • Medicaid/Medi-Cal for Families A & B

  • CalFresh (food stamps) SNAP

  • Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance

  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

  • National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

  • CalWORKs (TANF) or Tribal TANF

You can also qualify if you meet the income guideline qualifications listed in the chart in Option 2.

Option 2: Household Income*

Effective June 1, 2023, to May 31, 2024, income limits are as follows:

Household Size Maximum Combined Annual Income















8 $126,400

Each additional member


The upper limit calculation for each row is 250% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. Learn more about the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

* Maximum combined annual income is all taxable and non-taxable revenues, from all household members, from whatever sources derived, including but not limited to: wages, salaries, interest, dividends, spousal and child support payments; public assistance payments, Social Security and pensions, rental income, income from self-employment, and all employment-related non-cash income.

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Need Help Applying to ESA?

Call our authorized outreach and assessment contractors, Richard Heath & Associates (RHA), at 1-619-387-4757 or 1-866-597-0597