PG&E Energy Efficiency Rebates 2016 – 2017
Posted by Norman F
New PG&E rebates have been added for 2017. Most expire 12/31
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:
- $125 rebate on Energy Star High-Efficiency Gas Storage Water Heater
- $300 rebate on Energy Star Electric Heat Pump Water heater
- $100 rebate for Variable-Speed Pool Pump or Motor
- Solar Energy rebates
- Home lighting – Discounted CFL and LED Home Lights at select stores
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.
Energy Incentive Packages
If you live in California, be sure to check out the up to $6500 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 EV-A, EV-B 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. Be sure to take advantage of any Federal Tax Credits for buying an All electric and Plug in Hybrid Vehicle.
PG&E Solar Choice Program
You can now purchase 50 or 100% of your electricity from solar, without installing panels yourself. You do pay a premium to participate in this program. Lower your carbon footprint without the pain and cost of installing panels. You can terminate it at anytime. I doubt many people will want to join this program.
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
Also read: Save Energy and money on your energy bill.
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