Posted by Norman Fong, January 18th, 2013
New PG&E rebates have been added for 2013
Our local utility Pacific Gas and Electric – PG&E has cash rebates and ways to go green and save money. Here are some PG&E Energy Efficiency Rebates:
- PG&E Energy efficient appliance $50 rebate – Qualifying High-Efficiency Clothes Washers, Dishwashers, Room Air Conditioners, Water heaters – Expires December 31
- $75 rebate on High Efficient Refrigerator
- $35 back on Refrigerator or Freezer recycling, $25 on old Air conditioners
- $50 for Room AC Unit
- $200 rebate for Energy Star High-Efficiency Gas Storage Water Heater
- $500 rebate on Energy Star Electric Heat Pump Water heater
- Solar Energy rebates
- Upto $300 rebate on Central Natural Gas Furnace
- Up to $500 for Attic and Wall Insulation
- Up to $0.20 per sq ft of a Cool roof
- $50 for Energy-Efficient Variable Speed Motor Air Handler System
- Up to $100 on Whole House Fan, up to $200 on Duct Sealing. Expires December 31, 2012
- Upto $100 on Variable speed pool pumps and motors. Expires December 31, 2012
- Home lighting – Discounted Home Lights
You can even submit PG&E Energy Efficiency Rebates requests online and then send in proof of purchase. Questions about PG&E Energy Efficiency Rebates, call 1-800-933-9555.
If you live in California, be sure to check out the up to $4000 Energy Upgrade California Energy Efficiency Rebate
Always check your local utility’s web site for rebates before you buy a new item. We recently bought a new dishwasher that had a $50 utility company rebate that was not advertised by the store. They fulfilled the rebate in only 2 weeks. Green your home and get cash back. Most rebates run through December 31 or while funding is available.
You can also call PG&E and ask for a Smart Home Rebate Booklet or check out their Flex your power website.
Federal Energy Efficiency Tax Credit
Be sure to also take advantage of the Federal Energy Efficiency Tax Credit. This Federal tax credit can save you money in addition to your utility companies’ promotions. It applies to many items including: Wind Turbines - GeoThermal Heat Pump – Solar panels.
Purcell Murray distributes appliances in California and has Bosch rebates, Thermador rebates, and rebates for other brands.
Plug in Electric Vehicle Discounts
Pacific Gas & Electric has a new E-9 rate plan for plug in electric vehicle or electric car owners. A second power meter may need to be installed for households in which their plug-in electric vehicle charging significantly impacts their daily energy usage.
Additional Resources for more information
Read our article: Ways to Save Energy, Money on your Energy Bill – It is full of tips to save you money.
Interested in Solar? Read our article Are Solar Panels for Me?
Other Power Utility Company Rebates
For Northern California Energy Rebates see: PG&E Energy Efficiency Rebates
For Southern California see: SCE Rebates or Southern California Edison Rebate for Energy Efficiency
For San Diego see: SDGE Rebates, SDG&E, or San Diego Gas and Electric Rebate for Energy Efficiency
Energy Efficiency Rebates for other locations.
PG&E Energy Partners Program – Free Products
PG&E has an Energy Partners Program that provides income-qualified customers free energy education, weatherization measures and energy-efficient appliances to reduce gas and electric usage.
- Attic insulation
- Door weather-stripping
- Energy-saver showerhead
- Minor home repair
- Water heater blanket
Free Education and Assessment, Installation and Delivery, and Free Inspections.
You can contact them at 1-800-933-9555
PG&E Energy Efficient Rebates are another way to save money.
PG&E CFL Website
Our local utility PG&E has a mini site dedicated to CFL. (Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs) Where to buy them at a discounted price, what advantages are, where to recycle them.
Free PGE Energy Efficiency Classes
Pacific Gas and Electric has some free classes on various Energy conservation topics including Solar Power Basics for Residential Customers, HVAC, Water & Energy, and Lighting. It is always nice to get vendor neutral information. Some classes are available online to any user.
Let’s face it, not everyone has tens of thousands of dollars to pay for a solar system and even with no money down leases, you still need to be informed. Looking for new ways to save energy is only a class away.
Classes take place at:
Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street
Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Energy Training Center
1129 Enterprise St.
Stockton, CA 95204
PG&E Critical Peak Pricing (CPP) to Lower Energy Costs
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has recently added the voluntary Critical Peak Pricing (CPP) program that gives lower energy rates on non-CPP event days (non peak days) in exchange for higher rates on CPP event days. (high use Summer days)
You agree to pay higher peak rates of 60 cents a kilowatt-hour on no more than 15 days a year in exchange for a 3 cent discount on all other energy use times.
This is designed for businesses using more than 200 kW per month who can pull back energy use during peak days. The program has resulted in lower bills for some big customers like datacenters.
PG&E Climate Smart Program has ended
PG&E has a ClimateSmart program that allows customers to pay extra to offset the greenhouse gas emissions from energy they use. It cost me about $78 last year. “100% of your payment for the ClimateSmart program will go to directly funding new greenhouse gas emission reduction projects in California. ” Over 30,000 people participate in this program.
The PG&E ClimateSmart program will end on December 31, 2011 because far fewer people signed up than expected. The program attracted around 30,000 people, much lower than the projected 168,000 customers. The program did reduce Greenhouse gas emissions by 1.3 million metric tons. This experiment benefited the Environment, but ultimately showed that few people are willing to pay to do this.
Other utility company in other regions may have similar programs.
Also read: Save Energy and money on your energy bill.