In todays ever changing world technologies and systems are rapidly advancing. Not everyone has the abilty to implement swift and decisive changes to ensure their systems and programs are operating at optimum levels. This can be due to inexperince in program administration, the systems in place lacking the administrative support, or technologies being dated or insufficent.
Energy Savings Assistance
Does Your Household Qualify?
To be eligible for the program, you must meet the qualifications:
- Be a homeowner or renter who receives electric services through a residential meter
- Have an active SCE service account
- Meet the program eligibility requirements, including the installation requirements
- Meet either of the qualifications listed below
You can easily see if your eligible. There are two ways to qualify:
|Option 1: Public Assistance Programs|
|You can qualify for the ESA Program if you or someone in your home participates in at least one of the eligible public assistance programs listed below.|
|Option 2: Household Income|
|Effective July 1, 2022, to May 31, 2023, income limits are as follows:|
|Number of Persons in Household||Total Combined Annual Income|
|Each additional person||$11,800|
|Upper Limit Calculation = 250% of Federal Poverty Guidelines|
Common Area Measures (CAM)
Properties eligible for ESA CAM are existing multifamily properties committed to affordable housing in SDG&E’s service territory. Eligible properties must:
- Have five (5) or more attached dwelling units
- Meet the partial definition of deed-restricted in California Public Utilities Code Section 2852(a)(A).
- House at least 65% of tenants with incomes at or below 200% the Federal Poverty Guidelines, per ESA Program rules. Review the ESA Income Guidelines.
- Enroll their properties for benchmarking via the Environmental Protection Agency’s Portfolio Manager Tool.
Here’s what to expect:
- Enrollment: After you contact Willdan, they’ll confirm your eligibility and have you sign the Multifamily Property Owner Authorization (POA) and Affidavit forms. These grant them the authority to visit your property and perform the energy audit.
- Audit: Willdan will schedule an energy audit for your property where they’ll identify all measures that can be installed.
- Benchmarking: As part of your eligibility for the program, you must do benchmarking with Energy Star® through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Portfolio Manager. This includes providing the Statement of Energy Performance (SEP) to SDG&E. This will educate you on the benefits of benchmarking and will provide visibility about the energy use intensity (EUI) of your property. Willdan will help you through this process.
- Audit Report: This is a report of the audit conducted in Step 2. You’ll receive this along with the Installation Form.
- Procurement: Once the Audit Report and Installation Form are signed by the property owner, Willdan will work with vendors and subcontractors to ensure all materials are procured before scheduling installation.
- Installation: When everything has been procured, Willdan will schedule a date and install the measures.
- Completion and Post-Inspection: Willdan will conduct a thorough inspection after all measures have been installed. If there are any variances, deficiencies or discrepancies with the work order, Willdan will work with the subcontractors to rectify any issues as soon as possible.
If at any point in the process you have questions, please contact Willdan. If they cannot provide the information needed, you can contact SDG&E at [email protected].