News and Updates

FULL Incentive all year? You asked, and we say YES!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Winter-Spring-Summer-Fall Special for 2015!

Participating Contractors working in territories served by Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas®) and area municipal utilities can breathe a sigh of relief: you can build your business model for 2015 around the FULL incentive amount, because it is here to stay all year! This additional funding can help boost your sales and help keep your customers smiling with bigger incentives. 

During this promotion, incentive levels in areas where SoCalGas provides gas service and electrical service is provided by a municipal utility (e.g., Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Lompoc, Anaheim, etc.) will continue to be funded at 100 percent of the statewide levels all year in 2015! Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to sell projects in areas with mature homes that stand to benefit greatly from our program.  

The table below lists all municipal electric service territories/cities served by SoCalGas, along with the program account manager that serves Participating Contractors in those areas. Feel free to contact your account manager directly, or simply call our Participating Contractor service line by email or by phone at 855-355-6675 if you have any questions about incentives in municipal service areas. 

City/Location

 

Electric Provider

 

Account Manager

 

Los Angeles

 

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)

 

NOTE: The full incentive will be available in the LADWP service territory for the duration of the program cycle. 

 

Taurus Newborn

 

Hannah Laughlin

 

Daniel Glatman

 

San Fernando Valley

 

LADWP

 

Hannah Laughlin

 

Anaheim

 

Anaheim Public Utilities

 

Daniel Glatman

 

Azusa

 

Azusa Light and Power

 

Taurus Newborn

 

Banning

 

The Electric Department

 

Daniel Glatman

 

Burbank

 

Burbank Water and Power

 

Hannah Laughlin

 

Cerritos

 

Cerritos Electric Utility

 

Daniel Glatman

 

Colton

 

Colton Electric Utility

 

Taurus Newborn

 

Glendale

 

Glendale Water and Power

 

Hannah Laughlin

 

Imperial California

 

Imperial Irrigation District

 

Daniel Glatman

 

Lompoc

 

Lompoc Public Utility

 

Hannah Laughlin

 

Pasadena

 

Pasadena Water and Power

 

Taurus Newborn

 

Rancho Cucamonga

 

Rancho Cucamonga Municipal Utility

 

Taurus Newborn

 

Riverside

 

Riverside Public Utilities

 

Daniel Glatman

 

Vernon

 

Vernon Light and Power

 

Taurus Newborn

'Lunch and Learn' Session

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Take your business to the next level! Join us to learn about the Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade Program and how you can offer your clients more than $6,500* in utility incentives per project.

Stop by Rusty’s Pizza Parlor on Friday, January 16 for a ‘Lunch and Learn’ Session! 

Participate in this session to:

  • Learn how Participating Contractors in the  Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade Program can offer exclusive incentives to homeowners
  • Find out what you need to do to become a Participating Contractor and how participation can benefit your business
  • View examples of the FREE marketing materials provided to Participating Contractors
  • Meet your territory Account Manager
  • Begin the sign-up process and learn more about onboarding promotions
  • Speak with Insulate SB, a participating contractor, about products that qualify for incentives
  • Learn about emPower Central Coast financing options
  • Enjoy lunch on us!

Date: Friday, January 16, 2015

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Rusty's Pizza Parlor, 232 W Carrillo St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

RSVP to Meg Lester at Meg.lester@icfi.com or (415) 677-7165.

Energy Upgrade California Home Upgrade Project Processing Workshop

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade Project Processing Workshop

Please join us for an in-person workshop on Home Upgrade and Advanced Home Upgrade project processing and enjoy breakfast and lunch on us! Participating and Conditional Contractors can attend this session to:

  • Brush up on processing for Home Upgrade and Advanced Home Upgrade projects
  • Learn how to avoid common processing errors that create delays in payment
  • Troubleshoot specific issues

Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: SoCalGas Energy Resource Center - Main Hall, 9240 Firestone Blvd. Downey, CA 90241

Please register online to reserve your spot today!

Register Here!

Important Information Regarding Tax Credits

Friday, December 19, 2014

Reminder: Appropriate Documentation for Solar Upgrades Installed in Conjunction with Program Projects

As a Participating Contractor, you are able to offer a variety of measures, upgrades and products to your customers - some covered by the Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade incentives and others which are not a part of the program, including photovoltaic or solar thermal measures.

Make sure when your scope of work includes both Home Upgrade measures and measures that are eligible for tax credits (solar thermal and PV) that your customer invoice clearly distinguishes between the cost of the items that are eligible for tax credits and the cost of the Home Upgrade measures. Tax credits are calculated based on the cost of the solar measures only. Bundling of Home Upgrade and Solar costs can result in incorrect calculation of the tax credit and serious issues for both the homeowner and the Participating Contractor. Keep this important requirement in mind as we approach the upcoming tax season.

NOTE: Solar PV systems or solar thermal systems may be eligible for the 30 percent Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC). This information regarding taxes, tax credits, tax basis or depreciation is meant to make the customer aware of these benefits only. Southern California Edison and Southern California Gas Company do not provide tax advice. Please seek professional advice from a qualified tax advisor or tax specialist to check the applicability and eligibility before claiming any tax benefits or exemptions.

Reminder: Fourth Annual Contractor Appreciation Night

Monday, December 8, 2014

Reminder! Our Fourth Annual Contractor Appreciation Night is this Thursday. Make sure you are registered to attend!

Dear Participating Contractors and Industry Allies,

We appreciate all your hard work and accomplishments during 2014, and want to take a night to celebrate your achievements and show our gratitude. We've planned a night of good food, fun, prizes and even some entertainment for you!

Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014

Time: 4:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Location: The Westin Pasadena, 191 North Los Robles, Pasadena, California 91101

Please register online now to let us know you are coming. Up to two individuals from each company are invited to attend. Please make sure that each attendee registers for the event individually, since we need to collect shirt size information.

Hands-On Training Series: Combustion Safety Testing

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Hands-On Training Series: Combustion Safety Testing

 We are pleased to kick off our Hands-On Training Series with a combustion safety testing class. Meet with a small group and program staff for a refresher on:

  • Worst Case Pressurization
  • Spillage and Draft Testing
  • Natural Gas Line Leakage Detection

 The class will take place in a home in the South Bay area. Two course times are offered, and class size is limited to five individuals to allow participants the opportunity to ask questions and engage with program mentors. Please note, this course is only open to current Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analysts (BA). Participants will receive BPI CEUs for attending. 

Date: December 15, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Customer home in the South Bay area - address to be provided upon registration. 

 

Please register online to reserve your spot today!

 Register for AM session (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

 Register for PM session (1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Gas Only Program: Duct Insulation Now Qualifies as a Shell Measure!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Exciting Program Addition: Duct Insulation Qualifies as a Shell Measure!

Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas®) would like to announce that duct insulation now qualifies as a shell measure for your SoCalGas/municipal utility projects! This program addition is effective immediately on December 1, 2014.

Duct insulation is an excellent complementary measure when installing new HVAC systems, and will now count as the required additional shell measure. Help your customers take advantage of this opportunity to earn up to $2,500 in incentives when they replace their HVAC system and ducts.

Also, don't forget to take advantage of the limited time Fall Special promotion and receive an extra 50 points (not to exceed the program maximum of 250 points) on all SoCalGas/municipal utility Home Upgrade projects by entering the coupon code "FallSpecial" when submitting your SoCalGas Home Upgrade projects using the Web App. Additional conditions apply to the Fall Special if you are installing an HVAC system and your customer's electrical provider is LADWP.

The table below lists all municipal electric service territories/cities served by SoCalGas. Feel free to contact your account manager directly, or simply call our Participating Contractor service line by email or by phone at 855-355-6675 if you have any questions.

City/Location

 

Electric Provider

 

Los Angeles

 

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)

 

San Fernando Valley

 

LADWP

 

Anaheim

 

Anaheim Public Utilities

 

Azusa

 

Azusa Light and Power

 

Banning

The Electric Department

 

Burbank

 

Burbank Water and Power

 

Cerritos

 

Cerritos Electric Utility

 

Colton

 

Colton Electric Utility

 

Glendale

 

Glendale Water and Power

 

Imperial California

 

Imperial Irrigation District

 

Lompoc

 

Lompoc Public Utility

 

Pasadena

 

Pasadena Water and Power

 

Rancho Cucamonga

 

Rancho Cucamonga Municipal Utility

 

Riverside

 

Riverside Electric

 

Vernon

 

Vernon Light and Power

 

 

Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade provides assistance and incentives for home improvement projects that can reduce energy use and make homes more comfortable. This statewide program is managed locally by utilities and regional energy networks and directed by the California Public Utilities Commission in collaboration with the California Energy Commission. Funding comes from utility customers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. Incentives are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and are effective until funding is expended or the program is discontinued. Programs may be modified or terminated without prior notice. Southern California Gas Company is not responsible for any goods or services selected by the customer.

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Get your extra sales incentive now through the end of the year!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Don't miss out on this exciting end of the year sales incentive!

                                        

 

Need that extra holiday bonus? From now through December 31, 2014, Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas®) will provide an incentive of $100 per project directly to the salesperson responsible for selling the project. The incentive applies to the SoCalGas only program and both Home Upgrade and Advanced Home Upgrade projects will count.

Energy Upgrade California Energy Modeling Workshop

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Brush up on energy modeling!

Join us for this informative energy modeling workshop and enjoy lunch on us! A tutorial will be provided, and there will be time for troubleshooting and a question and answer session. In order to provide the most productive session possible please:

  • Come prepared to ask questions
  • Bring a laptop (if possible)
  • Bring a sample project (including the .bld file) that you have completed  

Date: November 21, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, CA 93021 FH (Fountain Hall) Room 212

Please register by Wednesday, November 19

Fourth Annual Contractor Appreciation Night

Monday, November 10, 2014

Dear Participating Contractors:

We appreciate all your hard work and accomplishments during 2014, and want to take a night to celebrate your achievements and show our gratitude. We've planned a night of good food, fun, prizes and even some entertainment for you!

Date: December 11, 2014
Time: 4:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: The Westin Pasadena, 191 North Los Robles, Pasadena, California 91101

Please register online now to let us know you are coming. Up to two individuals from each company are invited to attend. Please make sure that each attendee registers for the event individually, since we need to collect shirt size information.

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