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Financial Incentive Program

Place California

Name SDG&E (Gas) - Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Agricultural Equipment, Boilers, Clothes Washers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Equipment Insulation, Furnaces, Heat recovery, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Steam-system upgrades, Water Heaters, LED Lighting, Tankless Water Heaters
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Cool Planet Rebate: $15,000 in additional benefits with savings of 10,000 therms

Energy Efficiency Business Incentives: $1/annual therm +10% for measured savings approach

Space Heating Boiler: $0.25-$0.50/MBtuh
Direct Contact Water Heater: $2/MBtuh
Instantaneous Water Heater: $0.50 - $2/Mbtuh
Storage Water Heater: $2/MBtuh
Process Boiler/Water Heater: $0.50/MBtuh
Pipe Insulation: $2-$3/ln. ft.
Tank Insulation: $2-$4/sq. ft.
Clothes Washer: $35 or $75/unit
Steam Trap Replacement: $100/unit
Steam Cookers: $2,000

Funding Source System Benefits Charge

Maximum Incentive Energy Efficiency Business Incentives: 50% of cost

Energy Efficiency Rebates: 350,000/site
Standard Performance Contracting: 350,000

Program Administrator San Diego Gas and Electric
Date added to DSIRE 2006-05-03
Last DSIRE Review 2013-05-21
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


SDG&E offers incentive programs for businesses looking to improve their energy efficiency. In addition to technical advice, the Energy Efficiency Business Rebates Programs have prescriptive and custom rebates for eligible customers, as well as financing to cover the remaining costs.

The Energy Efficiency Business Rebates can help pay for business, industrial and agricultural retrofits for customers that have a monthly electrical demand of at least 4,166 therms. Rebates are available for lighting improvements, refrigeration, natural gas technologies, food service or other improvements. Customers should contact SDG&E regarding eligibility and maximum incentive amounts. More information and program details can be found in the program handbook.

The Energy Efficiency Business Incentives Program offers incentives for improvements that exceed government energy standards for business, industrial and agricultural customers, regardless of size. Funding for conservation improvements is up to 50% of the total project costs and the incentives are based on the amount of direct energy saved. More information about the specific incentive amounts can be found on the program brochure. Engineering Assistance Incentives are also available to SDG&E customers. Please visit program website listed above or contact SDG&E about program details.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Program Manager - SDG&E
Department San Diego Gas and Electric
Division Business Programs
Address 8335 Century Park Ct., CP12C

Place San Diego, California
Zip/Postal Code 92123
Phone (800) 644-6133
Phone 2 (800) 411-7343

Website s

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"