Energy Savings Assistance Program.
The Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) program is designed to help you conserve energy and save money. Income-qualified customers may be eligible to receive energy-efficient appliances at no charge or at a minimal charge. If you qualify, we’ll cover the costs of new energy-efficient appliances—including installation.
The online application only takes a few minutes to complete and your information will be kept confidential. Once you apply, we will determine your eligibility for the program. If eligible, you will be referred to an authorized contractor in your area.
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How the Program Works
There are three stages in the ESA program. Each stage is delivered by an SCE approved contractor. Where possible, contractors will provide remote outreach and assessment services.
Step 1: Qualification and Assessment
To be eligible, you must meet specific household income guidelines. After income qualification, a contractor will do a walk-through of your home to collect information to help SCE determine the potential for installation of one or more appliances or services.
Step 2: Service Delivery
Installation of appliances and services, such as weatherization, are carried out by approved contractors.
Step 3: Inspection
An inspection may be performed in your home to see if the contractor has completed the work to meet our quality standards. If the work is not done properly, it will be redone at no cost to you.
How to Qualify
- Be a homeowner or renter who receives electric services through a residential meter
- Reside in a single-family home or mobile home
Note: Residences with four (4) or fewer units are considered single-family homes. So, duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes qualify.
- Have an active SCE service account
- Meet appliance replacement/installation requirements for each service
- And meet either Option 1 or Option 2 listed below
Option 1: Public Assistance Programs
You can qualify for the ESA Program if you or someone in your home participates in at least one of the eligible public assistance programs listed below.
- Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
- CalFresh/SNAP (Food Stamps)
- CalWorks (TANF)/Tribal TANF
- Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)
- Medi-Cal for Families (Healthy Families A&B)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
You can also qualify if you meet the income guideline qualifications listed in the chart in Option 2.
Option 2: Household Income
Effective July 1, 2022, to May 31, 2023, income limits are as follows:
|Household Size||Total Combined Annual Income Limit*|
|Each additional person||$11,800|
*Upper Limit Calculation = 250% of Federal Poverty Guidelines
Available Appliances and Services
Qualified SCE customers may be eligible for several appliance upgrades or energy-saving services. These are grouped into Basic offerings and Basic Plus offerings. The SCE-approved contractor will collect information to help SCE determine which offering your household qualifies for.
Basic offerings include:
- Smart Power Strip
- Refrigerator Replacement
- Smart Thermostat Installation
- Thermostatic Shower Valve/Showerhead Installation
Basic Plus offerings include:
- All Basic Offerings
- Clothes Washer Replacement
- Dishwasher Replacement
- Freezer Replacement
- Heat Pump Water Heater Replacement
- Pool Pump Replacement
- Evaporative Cooler Installation
- Evaporative Cooler Maintenance
- Window or Wall AC Replacement
- Central AC or Central Heat Pump Replacement
- Portable AC Installation
- HVAC Filter
- Weatherization Services
*These services may not be available in all areas.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Solar for Income-Qualified Homeowners
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Energy Savings Opportunities for Tenant Common Areas
Multifamily (MF) property owners and managers may be eligible to receive additional measures including lighting, HVAC, and pool pumps for tenant common areas such as hallways, corridors, and pool areas.
Statewide ESA Multifamily Whole Building (MFWB) Program
The MFWB program is designed to deliver comprehensive and cost-effective energy efficiency and weatherization measures to income-qualified multifamily property owners and tenants across California.
Energy Efficiency Department
Customers interested in learning more about this and other energy efficiency programs can call 1-800-736-4777,
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.