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SoCalGas® Rebates

INTRODUCTION
SoCalGas® offers an array of energy-efficiency programs as part of our commitment to exceptional customer service. While this guide offers information on several ways SoCalGas can help save you money and energy, it is focused on the Energy-Efficiency Rebates for Business (EERB) program.

The EERB program offers rebates on qualifying energy-efficient gas-fired equipment and improvements for your business.

This document will guide you through the application process. Carefully read the program requirements, qualified equipment requirements and terms and conditions before purchasing equipment to determine whether you may be eligible.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Any commercial, industrial or agricultural customer with an active, valid and non-delinquent SoCalGas account can apply for a rebate under the EERB program. Whether you’re a small business or a large industrial customer, we have rebate opportunities for you. Residential customers are not eligible.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

General

  • Customers eligible for the Energy-Efficiency Rebates for Business program must have active, valid and non-delinquent commercial, industrial or agricultural accounts with equipment that is operational and ready for inspection.
  • The total rebate limit for the EERB program is up to $200,000 per customer, per year, including corporate (multiple) accounts.
  • The rebate cannot exceed the cost of purchasing and professionally installing you product.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Equipment must meet the requirements as outlined in this guide. SoCalGas reserves the right to verify installation and deny payment for products that do not meet the requirements.
  • All equipment must be new natural gas equipment. Used or rebuilt equipment is not eligible. Fuel switching (changing from electricity to gas) does not qualify.
  • New accounts/new installations may be inspected prior to approving rebate. Qualified commercial, industrial or agricultural customer account(s) must be fully active and non-delinquent. Equipment must be paid in full, installed and in use at the time or prior to application submittal.
  • Commercial cooking equipment for new construction may be eligible for either the EERB program or the Energy-Efficiency Calculated Incentive program (EECIP). For more information, visit socalgas.com (search “INCENTIVES”).
  • Qualified equipment must be installed at the facility served by the SoCalGas account listed on the application and must be installed and operational according to local building codes, ordinances and/or manufacturer’s requirements.
  • To verify equipment eligibility, you may contact a SoCalGas representative at EERrebatesforBusiness@socalgas.com.
  • Equipment efficiency listing ratings from the California Energy Commission (CEC) and/or Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (GAMA) prevail over all submitted technical documentation, unless otherwise approved by SoCalGas.

Program Limitations

  • No rebates will be paid for replacements of equipment for which the customer has received a rebate from SoCalGas in within the last five years.
  • Customers who have received rebates, incentives or services for the same equipment from other utilities, states, or local programs funded by the Public Purpose Program Surcharge (PPPS) are not eligible. However, customers can apply for rebates from water agencies if the equipment qualifies for one. Contact your local water agency for more information.
  • Residential dwellings such as single-family attached and detached homes, condominiums and apartments do not qualify for rebates under this program, but they may qualify under SoCalGas’ residential rebate programs. Some common areas of multifamily residential properties that are served under the GN-10 rate schedule (refer to your SoCalGas bill) may qualify for the EERB program.

USE A LICENSED CONTRACTOR

How well your Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system performs, and how much it costs to operate, depends in part on the proper installation of the system. Hiring a licensed contractor who obtains the required building permit and has knowledge of, and complies with, local codes, ordinances and the requirements of the Building Energy-Efficiency Standards (State Administrative Code, Title 24, Part 6) increases the likelihood that your system will be properly installed and will work efficiently, quietly and safely.

ENERGY-EFFICIENCY BENCHMARKING

The California Energy Commission (CEC) is currently working on an implementation schedule for commercial customers to comply with the energy performance benchmarking disclosure regulations included in California Assembly Bill 11-3. This statute will require an energy performance benchmark disclosure of an ENERGY STAR® rating preceding the sale, lease or refinancing of commercial whole buildings.

SoCalGas encourages customers to benchmark their facilities’ energy usage by using the complimentary online ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager benchmarking tool. Energy-efficiency benchmarking is a method of comparing a facility’s level of energy efficiency with that of similar facilities nationwide. It allows building owners and managers to track and assess the energy performance of their buildings over time. Benchmarking is a key step in identifying opportunities to increase profitability by lowering energy and operating costs.

For more information, visit socalgas.com (search “BENCHMARKING“).

REBATE PAYMENT

A Rebate check for qualified equipment is generally mailed 45 days after SoCalGas approves a correct and complete application that includes all required documentation. Please note that additional time may be required if your application is selected for random inspection. The precise rebate amount may be subject to subsequent adjustment by SoCalGas.

DISCLAIMER

The EERB program is funded by California utility customers, administered by Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas®_ under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. Program funds, including any funds utilized for rebates or incentives, will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis until such funds are no longer available. The EERB program may be modified or terminated without prior notice. Eligibility requirements apply.

The selection, purchase and ownership of goods and services are the sole responsibility of the customer. SoCalGas makes no representation as to the safety, reliability and/or efficiency of selected goods and services. SoCalGas makes no warranty, whether expressed or imp lied, including warranty of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose, use or application of selected goods and services. In addition, SoCalGas does not recommend, endorse, qualify, guarantee or make any representations or warranties regarding the services, work, quality, financial stability or performance of any vendor listed in the Trade Professional Directory, or the products and services they offer. Vendors are listed in the directory because they elected to provide their name and contact information and not because they hold any particular license or certification. The information in the directory is provided simply as a convenience to customers who wish assistance in locating vendors, and SoCalGas shall not be a party or guarantor to any agreement between a customer and a avendor. Customers are strongly encouraged to perform their own research and due diligence, and to obtain multiple bids or quotes when seeking a vendor to perform any type of energy-efficency work.

For more information, visit socalgas.com (search “BUSINESS REBATES”).

QUALIFIED EQUIPMENT

Refer to each section for qualifying equipment requirements.

High-Effiency Residential Clothes Washers for Businesses:

Ozone Laundry System:

  • his rebate is applicable to: hotels/motels with fewer than 250 guest rooms, fitness/recreational sport centers.
  • Not applicable to: residential or multi-family facilities.
  • Hot water to the laundry equipment must be supplied by natural gas equipment.
  • The ozone laundry system(s) must transfer ozone into the water through either: Venturi Injection or Bubble Diffusion
  • Customers need to collect the total washer laundry capacity in pounds that the ozone system serves

Commercial Dishwasher for Businesses:

  • Only Commercial high temperature stationary single tank door-type dishwashers qualify.
  • Proof that the appliance has the gallons per rack (gal/rack) and idle energy rate that meets requirements must be provided. Used or rebuilt equipment is not elibible.
  • Applicable customers include (but not limited to) casual dining and quick service restaurants, hotels, motels, schools, colleges and recreational facilities.


ENERGY-EFFICIENCY REBATES FOR BUSINESS
Helping You Save Money And Energy

Call BCI Today at (800) 557-6202 to find out how your business can qualify for SolCalGas® Rebates.

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