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Financing and Incentives

Energy-related Incentives

Federal Programs
State-wide Programs
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FEDERAL ENERGY PROGRAMS

Department of Energy:

    The Renewable Energy Production Incentive (REPI): This program provides financial incentive payments for electricity produced and sold by new qualifying renewable energy generation facilities. Qualifying facilities are eligible for annual incentive payments of 1.5 cents per kilowatt-hour (1993 dollars and indexed for inflation) for the first ten-year period of their operation, subject to the availability of annual appropriations in each Federal fiscal year of operation. Eligible electric production facilities are those owned by State and local government and not-for-profit electric cooperatives. Electricity must be sold in or effect state commerce.This program is currently awaiting the next funding cycle, check website or contact Keith Bennett at (303) 275-4905 and keith_bennett@nrel.gov
    http://www.eere.energy.gov/repi.html

STATE-WIDE ENERGY PROGRAMS

California Energy Commission:

    Efficiency Financing: Loans for energy efficiency measures for schools, hospitals, cities, counties, special districts, public care institutions. Low interest rate of 4% with a maximum loan of $2 million. On-going funding with no deadline for application.
    http://www.energy.ca.gov/efficiency/financing/index.html

    Bright Schools Program: Assistance to retrofit schools in California for energy efficiency. All CA school districts eligible. On-going funding with no deadlines for application.
    http://www.energy.ca.gov/ efficiency/brightschools/index.html

    Energy Partnership Program: Up to $10,000 for comprehensive energy audits and feasibility studies, assistance in selecting contractors and design professionals, development and/or review of specifications for energy efficient equipment, design consultation , including life cycle cost analysis and identifying cost-effective energy-saving measures. Local governments, special districts, public or non-profit hospitals, public care facilities, and colleges/universities are eligible for funding. On-going funding with no deadlines for application.
    http://www.energy.ca.gov/efficiency/partnership/index.html

    Cool Roofs: 3 year grants have been awarded to Lawrence Berfley National Laboratory to develop, deploy and validate "cool roof" technology.
    http://www.energy.ca.gov/releases/2006_releases/2006-04-12_awards_coolroof.html

    Consumer Energy Center: California Energy commission maintains this site to notify consumers of energy related news including rebates and incentives.
    http://www.consumerenergycenter.org/index.html

    Public Interest Energy Research Grants (PIER): $62 million to fund public interest research in five subject areas: Renewable energy technologies; Environmentally preferred advanced generation; Energy-related environmental research; Energy systems integration and End-use efficiency. They now have a new Environmental Exploratory grant to support the development of scientific concepts that address energy-related environmental issues. Any entity may apply and the program has on-going funding.
    http://www.energy.ca.gov/pier/index.html

    Emerging Renewables Rebate Program: Rebates on the installation of renewable energy systems. Funding depends on size, technology and installation method. All California energy consumers are eligible for this program. The system must be connected to the utility grid. On-going funding with no deadlines for application.
    http://www.consumerenergycenter.org/erprebate/program.html

    For more info on California Energy Commission Incentive programs visit:
    http://www.consumerenergycenter.org

Flex Your Power:

    Cool Roofs:Offers $0.10 per square ft for installation or upgrade to efficient roofing materials. Roof must be flat or low-slope and located in climate zones 2-15. Materials must be applied over air conditioned space only. Available to nonresidential electric customers whose monthly maximum demand does not exceed 500 kilowatts (kW) per service account. Offered by PG&E, Southern California Edison,Southern California Gas Company and San Diego Gas and Electric.
    http://www.fypower.com/inst/tools/products_results.html?id=100123&category=Building%20Envelope

Public Utilties Commission:

    Savings By Design: Offers incentives for energy efficiency in new construction. Incentives include : Design Assistance: Free, Design Team Incentives: Based on Kw savings up to $50,000, Owner Incentive: Based on Kw savings up to $150,000. Any customer of Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas and San Diego Gas and Electric that purchases electricity from the grid is eligible. On-going funding with no deadlines for application.
    http://www.savingsbydesign.com

Treasurer's Office:

    California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA): This program finances facilities that use new energy sources and technologies, and finances development of advanced transportation technologies. CAEATFA is comprised of the State Treasurer (Chair), the Director of the Department of Finance, the State Controller, the Chairperson of the Energy Commission, and the President of the Public Utilities Commission. All Californuia Facility owners are eligible and there is no deadline for the funding.
    http://www.treasurer.ca.gov/caeatfa/index.asp

UTILITY ENERGY PROGRAMS

Alameda Power & Telecom:

    Commerical Rebates and Financing Assistance Rebates on energy efficiency retrofits of existing buildings for business customers and rebates for business customers who exceed Title 24 Standards. They have a meter lending program and free business energy audits. They also have low-interest loans for approved electric technologies, including energy-efficient lighting, transformers, and charging equipment for electric vehicles. All commercial customers of Alameda Power & Telecom are eligible. There is on-going funding for this program with no deadline for application.
    http://www.alamedapt.com/electricity/com_savings.html

    Anaheim Public Utilities:

      Financial incentives available for the installation of photovoltaic systems, air-conditioner replacements, heat pumps, lighting, water efficient fixtures and measures, energy efficiency upgrades, and new construction. Comprehensive energy audits, small business energy efficiency management assistance and free shade trees are also available. There is no deadline for applying for this program.
      Contact Information, call (714) 765 – 4259 or email at elasley@anaheim.net http://www.anaheim.net/utilities/adv_svc_prog/energy_efficiency_incentives/index.pdf

      Lighting: Rebates for energy efficient lighting. The program provides incentives of $0.075 per kWh of reduced lighting energy use or $200 per kW of reduced on peak demand, whichever is greater.

      Comprehensive Energy Audit: Provides commercial and industrial customers with on-site audits and analysis of energy use and rate options. Offers specific recommendations to improve load and energy efficiencies.

      Dusk to Dawn Lighting: Extends program to businesses by providing outdoor high pressure sodium lights with photosensors.

      Commercial Photovoltaic Incentive: Rebates for installation of a Photovoltaic system. Amount varies.

      General Efficiency: Rebates for energy saved. $.075/annualized kWh saved or $200/kW reduced..

      HVAC: Multiple rebates available. $75 - $150/ton.

      Heat Pump: $150 per ton rebate for removal and installation.

      Innovative Technology: Up to $100,000 per project for energy efficiency, renewables and product development and demonstration.

      New Construction: Provides rebate for new construction and facility expansions based on savings per kW reduced. Design assistance: $15,000. Maximum construction incentive: Up to 80% of cost differential for upgrade or $50,000 whichever is less.

    Los Angeles Department of Water and Power:

      The following programs are for all commercial customers of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Commercial programs include rebates for installation of energy efficient lighting, air conditioner and heat pumps, installation of water cooled chillers, low-flush toilets, and reflective film for windows. There is on-going funding for this program with no deadline for application.
      http://www.ladwp.com/ladwp/cms/ladwp001859.jsp

      Customer Generation Rebate Program: Cash rebates for installation of renewable technologies excluding solar photovoltaics. $3,565 per kw or 40% of projects costs.
      http://www.ladwp.com/ladwp/cms/ladwp001133.jsp

      Solar Incentives:Rebate of $4.50 per watt for qualified photovoltaic equipment. Must be approved by California Energy Commission.Funding has currently run out, please check website for updates.
      http://www.ladwp.com/ladwp/cms/ladwp004196.jsp

    Modesto Irrigation District:

    Pacific Gas and Electric:

      The following programs are for all commercial customers of Pacific Gas and Electric. rebates for efficient lighting equipment, HVAC systems, refridgeration and gas equipment.
      http://www.pge.com/biz/rebates/rebates_assistance/

      Performance Contracts: Cash payments to both large and small non-residential customers for custom-designed energy saving retrofits of existing business facilities. These payments are made over a specified time period for verified energy (gas and electric) savings and electric demand reduction. No new customers being accepted. Please check Web page for future offerings.
      http://www.pge.com/docs/word_xls/rebates/san_francisco_pep/2003_manuals/sf_policy.doc

      Savings By Design: Offers incentives for energy efficiency in new construction. Incentives include : Design Assistance: Free, Design Team Incentives: Based on Kw savings up to $50,000, Owner Incentive: Based on Kw savings up to $150,000. Any customer of Pacific Gas and Electric that purchases electricity from the grid is eligible. On-going funding with no deadlines for application.
      http://www.savingsbydesign.com

      Self Generation Incentive: Distributed Systems: $1.00 to $4.50 per watt up to 1.5 Mw. Fuel Cell: Depends on fuel source ($2.50/W - $4.50/W) up to 1.5 Mw. Photovoltaics: $4.50/W or 50% (whichever is less) up to 1.5 Mw. There is on-going funding for this program with no deadline for application.
      http://www.pge.com/suppliers_purchasing/new_generator/incentive/index.html

    Palo Alto Utilities

    Pasadena Water and Power:

      Energy Partnering Program: This program provides free technical assistance to determine project scope and payback. It will match your first year energy savings dollar-for-dollar or pay up to 25% of the total project cost, including materials and equipment, whichever is less (requires pre- and post-inspection).Funding is currently unavailable, please check website for further updates. http://www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/waterandpower/program_energypartnering.asp

    Redding Electric Utility:

      The following programs are for all commercial customers of Redding Electric Utility. There is on-going funding for this program with no deadline for application.
      http://reuweb.reddingelectricutility.com/energysvc/energyrebate.html

      Energy Star: Up to $500 towards purchase of Energy Star equipment, up to $5,000 for the replacement of windows

      HVAC: Up to $525/ton or hi-efficiency air conditioning systems, up to $225 for maintenance services

      Geothermal Energy: Up to $20,000 per ton for installation, $2,000 per ton.

      Lighting: Up to 30% of project costs

      Pumps and motors: Up to $700/200 horse power, pumps and motors must be at least 90% efficient.

      Renewable energy: Up to %50 of project costs for solar PV and solar thermal systems.

      Weatherization: Up to 50% of project costs.

    Riverside Public Utilities:

      The following programs are for all commercial customers of Riverside Public Utilities. There is on-going funding for this program with no deadline for application.
      http://www.riversideca.gov/utilities/business.asp

      Energy Star: up to $500 rebates for purchase of Energy Star Equipment

      HVAC: $55 - $120 for replacement or installation of central air conditioning units with high efficiency equipment.

      Cooling Equipment: Incentive is 16.5 cents per kWh saved from original equipment.

      Lighting: $0.05 per kWh saved

      Motors: $35 to $630 for replacing older inefficient motors with the most energy efficient motors available.

      Energy Efficient Construction: Up to $150,000 or 50% of owners costs for implementing energy efficient measures.

      Refrigerator Purchase and Recycling: Rebates of $100 per unit are paid on qualified ENERGY STAR® rated refrigerators and customers can recycle older inefficient refrigerators and freezers. Rebates of $25 are available for each operating unit.

      Thermal Energy Storage: $200 per on-peak kilowatt saved.

      Variable Speed/Frequency Motor Drives: $.08 per kilowatt of energy saved.

      Energy Management Systems Assistance: $20,000 for technology purchases that can provide energy savings and promote energy efficiency and conservation.

      Custom Energy-Efficient Technology Grant Program: Up to 100% of the project cost with a maximum of $100,000 per project for research, development, and effective use of innovative energy technologies.

    Roseville Electric:

      The following programs are for all commercial customers of Roseville Electric.
      http://www.roseville.ca.us/electric/commercial_customers/commercial_rebates.asp. Click on Programs and Rebates.

      Lighting: $10-75 per piece of equipment

      HVAC: Up to $425/ton for new HVAC

      Customized Energy-efficiency Rebate: Customer designed energy saving program. Customer and Utility work together to define terms.

      Refrigeration/Food Service Equipment: Rebates available for multiple equipment types.

      Solar PV Buydown Program: $5.00 per watt for installation of solar photovoltaic systems.

    Sacramento Municipal Utility District :

      The following programs are for all commercial customers of Sacramento Municipal Utility District. There is on-going funding for this program with no deadline for application.
      hhttp://www.smud.org/business/rebates/index.html
      Call Rick Wiesner, Supervisor, New Construction Services: (916) 732-6635

      HVAC: $375 per Kw below Title 24.

      Lighting: $500 per Kw below Title 24.

      Motors: $375 per Kw below Title 24.

      Cool Roofs: $.10 per square foot of roof.

      Process, Refrigeration and other Permanent Load Reducing Technologies: $375 per Kw.

    San Diego Gas and Electric:

      The following programs are for all commercial customers of San Diego Gas and Electric:

      Express Efficiency Program: Rebates available for lighting, HVAC systems,gas and refrigeration. Reciepts must be recieved by Dec 31,2007.
      http://www.sdge.com/esc/largeee.shtml

      Performance Contracts: Cash payments to both large and small non-residential customers for custom-designed energy saving retrofits of existing business facilities. These payments are made over a specified time period for verified energy (gas and electric) savings and electric demand reduction. . There is on-going funding for this program with no deadline for application.
      http://www.sdge.com/esc/largespc.shtml

      Self Generation Incentives: Provides financial incentives up to 50% of project costs for the installation of new, qualifying self-generation equipment including microturbines, small gas turbines, wind turbines, photovoltaics, fuel cells and internal combustion engines.
      http://www.sdge.com/business/incentive_programs.shtml#self

      Savings By Design: Offers incentives for energy efficiency in new construction. Incentives include : Design Assistance: Free, Design Team Incentives: Based on Kw savings up to $50,000, Owner Incentive: Based on Kw savings up to $150,000. Any customer of San Diego Gas and Electric that purchases electricity from the grid is eligible. On-going funding with no deadlines for application.
      http://www.savingsbydesign.com/ownerincentive.htm

    Silicon Valley Power:

      The following programs are for all commercial customers of Silicon Valley Power. Programs are reviewed annually for changes, additions, and/or deletions. Rebates are allocated on a first come, first serve basis until funds run out.
      Telephone: (408) 615-5694 or (408) 615-5686
      http://www.siliconvalleypower.com/bus/?sub=busrebates

      Cool Roof: $.20/sq. foot for all cool roofing materials.

      Lighting: Rebates for energy efficient lighting technology and associated equipment.

      HVAC and Motors: $150-$12oo per ton for new HVAC system.Up to $500 depending on horsepower

      Washing Machines: Customers may receive a total rebate of up to $350 for replacing old washing machines with low water/low energy use machines.

      New Construction: Funds for the New Construction Program are available for customers who install energy efficient equipment exceeding Title 24 Standards. Conditions vary per project.

      Customer Directed Program: Encourages Silicon Valley Power's commercial and industrial customers to develop their own, unique energy projects, funding available tailored to project.

      Energy Audit: Free Comprehensive Energy Audit.

      OPUS(Optimal Power Use Service):Assistance in installing energy efficient systems.
      http://www.siliconvalleypower.com/bus/?sub=busopus

      Bright Start Program:Incentives for businesses to move into buildings with pre-exisitng energy efficient equipment, up to 150% normal rebates to upgrade lighting and HVAC, free energy audit.
      http://www.siliconvalleypower.com/bus/?sub=bright

    Southern California Edison:

      The following programs are available to all commercial customers of Southern California Edison.

      Energy efficiency rebates: Customized Rebate Program pays an incentive based on energy savings that are verified either through calculated or measured approaches. Rebates available for lighting retrofits, HVAC systems and refridgeration.
      http://www.sce.com/RebatesandSavings

      Performance Contracts: Cash payments to both large and small non-residential customers for custom-designed energy saving retrofits of existing business facilities. These payments are made over a specified time period for verified energy (gas and electric) savings and electric demand reduction. No Deadline for application.
      http://www.sce.com/RebatesandSavings/LargeBusiness/SPC/

      Savings By Design: Offers incentives for energy efficiency in new construction. Incentives include : Design Assistance: Free, Design Team Incentives: Based on Kw savings up to $50,000, Owner Incentive: Based on Kw savings up to $150,000. Any customer of Southern California Edison that purchases electricity from the grid is eligible. On-going funding with no deadlines for application.
      hhttp://www.savingsbydesign.com/ownerincentive.htm

      Self Generation Incentive: Distributed Systems: $1.00 to $4.50 per watt up to 1.5 Mw. Fuel Cell: Depends on fuel source ($2.50/W - $4.50/W) up to 1.5 Mw. Photovoltaics: $4.50/W or 50% (whichever is less) up to 1.5 Mw. http://www.sce.com/RebatesandSavings/SelfGenerationIncentiveProgram/

    Southern California Gas:

      The following programs are for all commercial customers of Southern California Gas. There is on-going funding for this program with no deadline for application.
      http://www.socalgas.com/business/cash_for_you/

      Savings By Design: Offers incentives for energy efficiency in new construction. Incentives include : Design Assistance: Free, Design Team Incentives: Based on Kw savings up to $50,000, Owner Incentive: Based on Kw savings up to $150,000. Any customer of Southern California Gas that purchases electricity from the grid is eligible. On-going funding with no deadlines for application.
      http://www.savingsbydesign.com/ownerincentive.htm

      Self Generation Incentive: $4,500 per kw for fuel cells, photovoltaics and wind turbines; $2,500 kw for non renewable cells but utilize waste heat recovery; $1500 for microturbines, gas turbines and engines using renewable fuel; $1,000 kw for same but using waste heat recovery.
      http://www.socalgas.com/business/selfgen/index.shtml

    PRIVATE PROGRAMS

    SAFE-BIDCO

      SAFE-BIDCO Energy Financing Program: SAFE-BIDCO Energy Financing Program: Program funds equipment that reduces, controls, or produces demand for energy. Available to non-public organizations, including private schools. On-going program. For more information, call (800) 273-8637 or (707) 577-8621 or email @ s-b@safe-bidco.com
      Click on Programs then Energy Efficiency Loans.
      www.safe-bidco.com

     



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