Thank You, Contractors, for Contributing to our Success!
SCE, SoCalGas and the program team would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all Participating Contractors for your contributions to helping the program achieve unprecedented levels of success. Thanks to you, your customers and your staff, the program was able to help drive advances in the home performance market in Southern California and help bring our state closer to its energy savings goals. Here are just a few ways your work brought positive impacts:
Homes Upgraded: 8,776
Incentives Paid to Customers: $24 Million+
Electric Savings (kWh): 10,800,000+
Gas Savings (therms): 1,041,000+
The energy you helped save is equivalent to removing more than 13,500 metric tons of CO2 – making a real impact and helping improve quality of life for your customers and all Californians. We are proud of what we have achieved together and look forward to working with you again on future program endeavors.
Something for your Customers in the SCE and SoCalREN Territories: SoCalGas Only Program
Beginning September 1, 2018 both the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN) and joint SCE/SoCalGas territories will become part of the SoCalGas Only Program. This will cover all territories where SoCalGas provides gas service.
Projects will be incentivized at the rate of 30% of the total incentive amount (for Home Upgrade) or total energy savings amount (for Advanced Home Upgrade) for projects in the SoCalGas Municipalities excluding the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP).
LADWP customers will continue to receive 100% of the incentive when additional conditions are met.
The program will be working in partnership with Raters to offer free third-party diagnostic testing and project processing, too! You could save up to $1,000 per project and pass these savings on to your customers. Please contact your account manager for more details.
New: Contractor Insurance: Additional Insured/Certificate Holder Requirement for SCE
Even though the SCE/SoCalGas program is no longer accepting new reservations, contractors who currently have projects in the pipeline for post-retrofit processing must ensure that SCE is listed as an additional insured/certificate holder on their insurance documents until December 31, 2018. This requirement applies to both general liability and workers’ compensation insurance.
New: Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certification Training
Are you looking to help your clients reduce their energy bills while improving their comfort and safety? Expand your business? Looking to renew your expired BPI certification?
There is an upcoming Building Analyst (BA) certification course scheduled to take place from Monday, October 15, 2018 to Friday, October 19, 2018. For additional information and to register contact:
Important Deadline: Post-Retrofit Submissions
To ensure this deadline is clear and concise, please keep in mind the following:
- To receive an incentive, all projects that were reserved by August 31, 2018 must be post-retrofit submitted with all required documentation by October 31, 2018. No exceptions.
- Please note: this deadline only apply to SCE/SoCalGas projects. No incentive checks will be issued in 2019.
Reminder: New Contractor Participation Agreement
The Contractor Participation Agreement was updated earlier this year to be more contractor-friendly and is now available on the contractor website here.
The account management team has been reaching out to contractors to ensure that they comply with this requirement. We are happy to report that most contractors have responded and are in compliance.
If you have received an email with the documents for completion, please reply as soon possible. Failure to return the signed documents could result in your projects not being processed before the program closing date.