SoCalGas - Custom Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Program (California)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place California

Name SoCalGas - Custom Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Agricultural Equipment, Boilers, Clothes Washers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Equipment Insulation, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Steam-system upgrades, Water Heaters, Commercial Cooking Equipment, Food Service Equipment
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount $1/therm saved annually or 50% of the project cost (excluding taxes and internal labor).

Equipment Requirements Various: contact program manager
Start Date 2010-01-01
Expiration Date 2012-12-31
Funding Source Public Purpose Goods Surcharge

Maximum Incentive Energy Efficiency Calculated Incentive Program: $1,000,000/project and $2,000,000/premise/year

Savings By Design Program: $500,000/year


Incentive Source SoCalGas


Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) offers non-residential customers incentive programs to encourage energy efficiency. More information about the incentive amounts and equipment requirements can be found at the program web site.

The SoCalGas Energy Efficiency Calculated Incentive Program (“EECIP”) provides standardized monetary incentives and non-monetary awards for business energy efficiency projects involving the installation of new, high-efficiency equipment or systems. First, SoCalGas estimates the energy savings and incentive. Incentives are paid based on the quantity of therms saved resulting from the installation of the new equipment or system. The Incentive payment amount is based on a flat incentive rate of $1.00 per therm or 50% of the project cost, whichever is less subject to program caps.

Under this program, the customer will need to follow a multi-step process using forms supplied specifically for this program. The forms are submitted to SoCalGas for review and approval prior to final project design or equipment selection. Additionally, pre- and post inspections may be required. SoCalGas will work closely with the customer to facilitate the review and payment process.

The Savings By Design Program (SBD) is an energy efficiency program that provides technical and financial resources to help commercial and industrial customers save energy and money when they design, expand, or change new or existing processes and facilities. Incentives equal $0.60 per therm saved annually, up to $500,000 or 50% of incremental cost, whichever is less.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Southern California Gas Company
Division Business Programs
Address Box 513249 ML GT28A4
Place Los Angeles, California
Zip/Postal Code 90051
Phone (800) 427-6584 Ext.4


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1.  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"