SDG&E - Premium Efficiency Commercial Cooling Program (California)
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Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||SDG&E - Business Efficient Cooling Program|
|Incentive Type||Utility Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Hotels|
|Eligible Technologies||Central Air conditioners, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Heat pumps, Commercial Economizer, HVAC tune-ups and PTAC/PTHP controllers (Hotels/Motels only)|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| Packaged or Split System A/C or Heat Pump: $25-$200/ton|
Evaporative Cooler: $40-$80/ton
|Eligible System Size||Up to 63.3 tons|
|Equipment Requirements||Must meet SEER or EER requirements found in the incentive guide.|
|Funding Source||San Diego Gas and Electric|
|Program Administrator||Conservation Services Group, Inc. (CSG)|
|Date added to DSIRE||2010-10-24|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-09-19|
The Premium Efficiency Cooling Program is currently out of funds. Contact SDG&E for further information.
In order to help replace inefficient HVAC systems, SDG&E contracts with Conservation Services Group, Inc. to provide incentives for installing and maintaining new equipment. Participating contractors assist customers in qualifying for programs, tax credits, and manufacturer promotions for packaged rooftop and split-system HVAC units. To qualify, units must be installed in an eligible business in the San Diego Gas and Electric service area and meet program minimum efficiency requirements.
Premium Tune-up measures include comprehensive tune-ups that incorporate maintenance and inspection protocols, economizer repair or replacement, refrigerant charge testing, condenser coil and evaporator coil cleaning, suction line insulation replacement and condenser fan coil fin combing. In hotel or motel guest rooms, new packaged terminal A/C units receive rebates of $100-$200/ton depending on the EER (10.5-12.4), and hotel units replacing less efficient units still working receive $200/ton. Contact SDG&E for more information including equipment and installation requirements.
|Contact Name||Premium Efficiency Cooling Program|
|Division||Conservation Services Group|
|Address||6161 El Cajon Blvd B-524|
|Place||San Diego, California|
|Phone 2||(888) 369-1608|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.