Energy Efficiency Resources & Local Programs

The cheapest energy is the energy you don’t use. So while we keep our rates competitive, we also want to help you reduce your energy usage. Reducing your energy use will save you money and helps our environment. It’s a win-win!

Below are some resources to get you started, and information on programs and rebates to help you along the way. Remember to check back often; we add new resources and information periodically.

Residential Programs & Rebates
  • The Energy Upgrade California® home upgrade program helps you improve your home’s energy efficiency and earn up to $5,500 in incentives.

  • The California Solar Initiative offers cash back for installing solar on your home or business, farms, schools, government buildings, and non-profit organizations.

  • Get rebates and incentives for purchasing and using select kinds of energy-saving appliances.

  • Get free energy upgrades, such as new light fixtures, low-flow showerheads, and pipe-wrap, for your mobile home.

  • The Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program provides financial incentives for installing photovoltaic solar energy systems on multifamily affordable housing. The program delivers clean power and credits on energy bills to affordable housing residents.

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Commercial Programs & Rebates
  • The Savings by Design program for new construction provides financial incentives, detailed analysis, and design support to encourage the design and construction of high-performance, energy efficient non-residential buildings.

  • Southern California Edison incentives and rebates for energy efficiency through their Express Solutions and Customized Solutions programs.

  • The California Solar Initiative offers cash back for installing solar on your home or business. Customers earn cash rebates for every watt of solar energy installed on homes, businesses, farms, schools, and government and non-profit organizations.

  • The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to purchase or install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements.

  • Receive a corporate tax credit from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service’s Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC) program for eligible renewable technologies such as: solar water heat, solar space heat, geothermal electric, solar thermal electric, solar thermal process heat, solar photovoltaic, wind (all), geothermal heat pumps, etc.

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Residential Energy Efficiency
  • The California Flex Alert program notifies consumers to voluntarily conserve electricity when there is a predicted shortage of energy supply, especially if the grid operator needs to dip into reserves to cover demand.

  • Energy Star doesn’t just certify appliances. They also share tangible actions you can take in your home to save energy, money, and the environment.

  • The U.S. Department of Energy offers an Energy Saver guide, both in English and Spanish, for saving energy and money at home and on the road.

  • California Community Services Department's Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) funds no-cost solar systems and energy efficiency upgrades for low-income single-family households and multi-family affordable housing in California.

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Commercial Energy Efficiency
  • According to Energy Star, The average commercial building wastes 30% of the energy it consumes! Get tips on saving energy and money from Flex Alert.

  • Energy Star has useful guidance on energy efficiency for several small business types, such as auto dealers, convenience stores, home-based businesses, and restaurants.

  • Southern California Edison’s website offers energy-saving solutions specific to your industry, such as for manufacturing, agriculture, data centers, and retail.

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