Trade Professional News September 2015


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  • New name for Business Energy Savings Solutions training
  • Don't forget the Trade Professioanl Code of Conduct
  • Tool of the Month
  • New electricity rates are coming
  • Training Corner
  • Save-the-Date: Fall Trade Professional Mixer, October 22

Trade Pro Program Essentials Training
(formerly Business Energy Savings Solutions)

The Business Energy Savings Solutions training is undergoing a name change. Effective October 1, 2015 this training will be referred to as Trade Pro Program Essentials. The Essentials training is required to be a member of SDG&E’s Trade Professional Alliance, which allows you to submit rebate, incentive or On-Bill Financing projects on behalf of customers. This training is held the first Thursday of every month from 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. at SDG&E’s Energy Innovation Center in Clairemont Mesa. Sign up today by clicking here

A benefit to participating in SDG&E’s Trade Professional Alliance, you may market your company as a “member of SDG&E’s Trade Professional Alliance”. Click here to learn how to become a member of the Alliance.  

REMINDER: Trade Professional Code of Conduct

This is a friendly reminder to re-visit the terms and conditions of the 2013-2015 Trade Professional Participation Agreement. By signing the Agreement and participating as an Alliance member, you and your company agree to a high standard of business practices. To prevent infractions/violations and ensure customer satisfaction, click here to review the Trade Professional code of conduct. 

Tool of the month

Wireless Inspection Camera (Tool #106)

Purpose: The Whistler professional wireless inspection camera allows for easy inspection in those hard-to-reach and hard to see areas. 

Key Features:

  • Detachable 3.5 Inch Full Color LCD Monitor Full Video Recording Capabilities
  • Waterproof 9mm Camera
  • LED Lighting 3 Foot Flexible Camera Tube
  • Flexible extended tube
  • 30 Foot Wireless Transmission Range TV/Video Output Jack

SDG&E’s Energy Innovation Center houses a Resource & Tool Lending Library where you can check out the Trade Pro tools for your next energy- efficiency project, or books and DVDs to advance your knowledge about energy and sustainability. 

These resources can be borrowed at no cost, for up to two weeks. 

Contact the Resource & Tool Lending Library Manager, Ceci Cazares, at (858) 496-7137 or at [email protected] if you have questions.

*The selection of goods and services is the sole responsibility of the customer. SDG&E makes no representations as to the safety, reliability and/or efficiency of goods and services selected. SDG&E makes no warranty, whether express or implied, including warranty of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose, use or application of selected goods and services. No endorsement is intended or should be inferred.

California utilities are changing electricity rates

California utilities are shifting to new pricing based on the time of day your business uses energy. There are two new Whenergy® plans that will reward your business for reducing electricity use during high energy demand hours. To learn about the Whenergy plans and even compare costs against your current plan, start by visiting

Save-the-Date for our Fall Trade Professional Mixer, October 22

Last year’s Fall Mixer was so popular we’re having it again. Save the date for the Fall Trade Professional Mixer: Thursday, October 22 from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. More details are coming soon!

A testimonial from last year’s forum:

“I really appreciate some of the big changes that you and your team are driving. In this world of reduced rebate levels, increased costs of compliance for Title 24, and a very challenged economic climate in general – we need all the help we can get. Thank you for helping make the changes that are happening!”

Neil Miller, American Lighting