Clean Fuel Rebate Program: PG&E $500
As an electric vehicle (EV) owner, you're contributing to a cleaner energy future by fueling your vehicle with electricity. PG&E customers with EVs are eligible to receive a $500 Clean Fuel Rebate for their use of electricity as a clean transportation fuel.
The Clean Fuel Rebate comes from a State of California program called the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The Low Carbon Fuel Standard is fighting climate change by encouraging the adoption of clean vehicle fuels such as electricity. PG&E earns credits in the program when customers use electricity at home to charge their electric vehicles. PG&E returns the value of these credits to its electric vehicle customers through the Clean Fuel Rebate. Peninsula Clean Energy customers are also eligible for this rebate.
Apply for your rebate through a simple online application with PG&E.
Rebates for energy efficiency home improvements are available through the Energy Upgrade California Home Upgrade program. Homeowners can receive rebates from $1,000 to $3,150 for improvements such as air sealing; duct sealing; insulation; high-efficiency furnaces, air conditioners, and water heaters; energy-efficient windows, and more. And, through Advanced Home Upgrade, homeowners can receive from $1,000 to $6,500 for a more in-depth energy upgrade that includes a home energy assessment. Learn more about this program here.
In addition, PG&E offers a variety of rebates for new energy efficiency appliances for your home. View a current list of available rebates here. Other rebate programs are available for replacement of home HVAC units and pool pumps.
Energy Efficiency Resources for Businesses
Small and medium sized business can take advantage of the San Mateo County Energy Watch Turn-key Energy Efficiency Retrofit Program which provides free energy assessments and subsidized energy efficiency upgrades of lighting and refrigeration systems, with free project management to help you lower your energy bills and boost cash flow. Learn more about this program here.
Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing for Residents and Businesses
The City has authorized Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs to operate in the City. PACE programs present an innovative financing solution to help reduce the upfront costs of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. By allowing property owners to spread the cost of a project over many years as part of the owner's annual property tax payments, PACE programs make renewable energy and energy efficiency projects more affordable for property owners interested in saving energy and reducing their utility bills.
The various allowable PACE programs offer options for property owners to choose from. All of the City's PACE programs may be used to finance renewable energy, energy and water efficient improvements, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Water efficient landscaping projects range from drip irrigation to artificial turf installation and can also include greywater reuse systems, rotating sprinkler nozzle installation, and other drought tolerant landscaping upgrades.
Visit the program links below for more information on each PACE program authorized to operate in San Mateo: