Southern California Edison’s Customized Energy Efficiency Incentives program offers incentives for Business customers for qualifying energy efficiency projects involving the installation of new, high-efficiency equipment or systems, operational improvements, or whole building measures.
Customized Solutions are site-specific equipment retrofits or upgrades to existing buildings that can help you achieve deep energy savings. Incentives are based on how much energy (kilowatt-hour (kWh) and kilowatt (kW)) you save over a 12-month period, not to exceed applicable program cost caps. These energy savings typically translate into lower energy bills and reduced maintenance.
While Customized Solutions are generally available to all business customers, regardless of size or energy use as long as all program requirements are met, opportunities are most often found in mid-to-large-sized businesses.
Please check SCE’s Solutions Directory to find energy efficiency equipment that is eligible for incentives.
Contact a Project Developer (SCE Representative, qualifying Trade Professional, Third Party Vendor) for assistance, or contact SCE at 1-800-990-7788. Then, complete the following 10 steps:
Step 1 - Customer contacts Project Developer to identify Energy Efficiency (EE) opportunities.
Step 2 - Project Developer identifies Energy Efficiency opportunities and completes the Early Screening Document (ESD).
Step 3 – SCE reviews and approves the ESD.
Step 4 - Project Developer submits all required project documentation and works with SCE to approve the Project Feasibility Study of the project.
Step 5 - SCE inspects the existing equipment. The project may be reviewed by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) or its designated entities.
Step 6 – SCE approves the project to be installed. Equipment cannot be ordered, delivered, or installed prior to being preapproved by SCE.
Step 7 – Install and commission your equipment.
Step 8 - Project Developer submits all required project post-installation documentation to SCE.
Step 9 - SCE inspects the new equipment. The project may be reviewed by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) or its designated entities.
Step 10 - SCE approves the project and issues payment.
- Qualifying non-residential customers must pay into the public purpose goods charge to be eligible for incentives.
- Incentives are paid on a first-come, first-served basis until the Customized Solutions program expires, until funds are exhausted, or the measure(s) expires, whichever occurs first.
- No double-dipping, the same piece of equipment may not receive multiple incentives from SCE.
- Equipment purchased with the intent of resale is not eligible for incentives.
- Incentives cannot be paid on energy savings that exceed the energy purchased from SCE during the prior 12 months.
SCE’s On-Bill Financing program helps businesses fund efficiency projects over time. Through this program, customers may qualify for loans to implement eligible measures and upgrades, then repay in monthly installments through the utility bill, with no interest or fees.