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SDG&E (Gas) - Energy Efficiency Business Rebates   

Last DSIRE Review: 05/21/2013
Program Overview:
State: California
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Heat recovery, Steam-system upgrades, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Agricultural Equipment, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Food Service Equipment, Tankless Water Heaters, Ozone Laundry System
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural
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/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
Ozone Laundry System: $39/lb
Maximum Incentive:Energy Efficiency Business Incentives: 50% of cost
Cool Planet Rebate: $15,000
Funding Source:System Benefits Charge
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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 web site listed above or contact SDG&E about program details.

  Program Manager - SDG&E
San Diego Gas & Electric
Business Programs
8335 Century Park Ct., CP12C
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (800) 644-6133
Phone 2: (800) 411-7343
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