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Simplified Savings Program

The Simplified Savings Program supports PG&E’s smallest business customers with information and activities that may provide immediate savings on their energy bill. 

A Program Representative will provide eligible customers access to program services and serve as their point of contact throughout the duration of their participation. Services may include facility assessment, energy efficiency educational information, and program-installed upgrades that are provided at no-cost or reduced-cost to participating customers.

Designed to focus on small-business customers operating within Disadvantaged Communities or defined as Hard-To-Reach, Simplified Savings Program will provide meaningful stepping-stones on the journey towards increased energy efficiency, reduced utility bill costs, as well as potential impacts related to non-energy benefits such as improved health, comfort and safety.

Simplified Savings Program is at capacity at this time. Please check back later this summer for updates.

Eligibility

TO BE ELIGIBLE AS A PARTICIPANT IN SIMPLIFIED SAVINGS PROGRAM, YOUR BUSINESS MUST:

Have electric service provided by PG&E through a non-residential account that pays the Public Goods Charge or Public Purpose Programs (PPP) surcharge

Have a peak demand of 50kW or less

Not be a past or current participant in PG&E’s MAP/NMEC Program

Not be a part of a chain with more than 10 locations

Operate within a Disadvantaged Community (DAC) and/or meet the Small Business Hard-To-Reach (HTR) criteria.

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How to Determine if your business is located in a DAC or considered a Small Business HTR:

  • Follow this link to California OEHHA CalEnviroScreen SB535. If your business address is located in a red zone, it meets the program’s eligibility requirement for DAC status.
  • If you are not located in a DAC (the red zone noted above), but are located in the San Francisco Bay Area or Sacramento, you must be able to certify that all three of the following Small Business HTR criteria are met:
    • Primary language spoken is other than English, AND
    • Business size is less than 10 employees, AND
    • Facility is leased or rented.
  • If you are located outside the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento, only one of the HTR criteria must be met.
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Program Status

The Simplified Savings Program is currently serving a limited number of counties. The list of counties is included below and is subject to change. If your business meets the program eligibility requirements but is not located in one of these counties, please check back later in the year.

Counties:

  • San Mateo
  • Santa Clara
  • Alameda
  • San Joaquin
  • Kern
  • Fresno
  • Stanislaus*
  • Monterey*
  • San Benito*
  • Santa Cruz*
  • Tulare
  • Kings
  • San Francisco
  • Merced
  • Sonoma
  • Nevada*
  • Placer*

*Services in these counties may be limited and, in all cases, businesses will be served on a first-come first-served basis.

Ineligible? There are other programs that can serve you!

Please visit PG&E’s Small & Medium Business website. Or you can review PG&E’s Small Business Resource Guide for information about other programs that you may be eligible for.

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“PG&E” refers to Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation. © 2024 Pacific Gas and Electric Company. This energy efficiency program is funded by California utility customers and administered through PG&E under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. The program is implemented and managed by Resource Innovations, Inc. and their authorized representatives. “PG&E” is a registered trademark of PG&E Corporation. PG&E is not responsible for any other content, names or marks in these program materials.