News and Updates

RHA 539 - TCV Therm Savings

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Participating SCE/SoCalGas Energy Upgrade California Program contractors have expressed concern pertaining to the TCV installation requirement. The TCV measure is burdensome without incentive benefit to the contractor or homeowner. In an effort to increase contractor and customer participation, the program will allow manual entry of the TCV deemed therm savings into Energy Pro under the Alternatives Tab as a "Custom" alternative measure. The TCV deemed therm savings amount will be based on the Database for Energy Efficient Resources (DEER) at 2 Therms/year per TCV installed.

Quarterly Networking Event: Invitation to register for and attend the first Quarterly Networking Event, sponsored by SCE, SoCalGas and LA County, on March 6 in Pasadena.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Invitation to register for and attend the first Quarterly Networking Event, sponsored by SCE, SoCalGas and LA County, on March 6 in Pasadena.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: New 2013-2014 Incentive Levels. Effective January 1, 2013, the Energy Upgrade California Program in Southern California will offer new incentive levels for qualified energy upgrade measures.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

IMPORTANT NOTICE: New 2013-2014 Incentive Levels

Listed below are some changes to the Energy Upgrade California program that will go into effect on January 1, 2013, and be applicable on all projects. 

Effective January 1, 2013, the Energy Upgrade California Program in Southern California will offer new incentive levels for qualified energy upgrade measures. The new incentive levels only apply to projects submitted on or after January 1, 2013. All other projects will be processed at the incentive levels in place at the time of initial submission. Please carefully review and keep the incentive details below handy.   

SCE/SoCalGas® Joint Program Incentive Levels

The SCE/SoCalGas®Joint Program incentive levels have been adjusted for the Advanced Path program only. The major adjustments include the following

1. A project that achieves modeled energy savings equal or greater than 45% is now eligible for a $4,500 incentive.

2. A project that achieves modeled energy savings of 10-14% is now eligible for an incentive of $1,000 rather than $1,250.  

 

SoCalGas® Program Incentive Levels

The SoCalGas®Program incentive levels have been adjusted for Advanced Path program only. The major adjustments include the following:

1. A project that achieves modeled energy savings equarl or greater than 45% is now eligible for a $4,500 incentive.

2. A project that ahcieves modeled energy savings of 10-14$ is now eligible for an incentive of $1,000 rather than $1,250.

3. Incentive levels for SoCalGas® projects located in Municipally Owned Utilities (MOUs) service territories such as Burbank, Pasadena, Glendale, etc... have been adjusted to reflect the Gas incentive portion only (see chart below).

4. Incentive levels for SoCalGas® projects located in the joint service territories with LADWP, PG&E or SDG&E remain unchanged (see chart below). 

* Project must be submitted first through the SoCalGas Program for 50% of the incentive and then through PG&E Program for the 50% balance of the incentive.

** Project must be submitted through SDG&E Program for incentive.

Program Updates: Updates to the SCE/SoCalGas EUC Program include Advanced Path Requirements, Witness QC, Project Appeals, Combustion Safety, Program Documents Update.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Updates to the SCE/SoCalGas EUC program include :

  1. Advanced Path Requirements - Effective February 13, 2013, Advanced Path projects must have at least two of three required measures.
  2. Witness QC – Joint program homes selected for QC pre-inspection are now eligible for an on-site inspection.
  3. Project Appeals – Notification of the development of a Supporting Documentation Template to help expedite the project appeal process and notification of the one-touch approach to processing project appeals.
  4. Combustion Safety – All current and new projects require the input of CAZ testing information into Vision DSM.
  5. Program Documents Update – The Contractor Support Guide and Inspection Guidelines documents have been updated and posted to the contractor website.

Read the full update.

PM Memo 106G: Advanced Path Minimum Requirements

Friday, February 15, 2013

The SoCalGas® Energy Upgrade California Program has agreed to amend the program requirement on all Advanced Home Upgrade project from 2 of 3 Base measures to 1 of 3 Base measures and the installation of a Thermostatic Control Valve (TCV) mandatory with the exception of when a tankless water heater is the source for hot water distribution. Modifying this requirement will bring the Advanced Home Upgrade program in line with the requirements of the Home Upgrade program. Should the heating or cooling system(s) be replaced when the Duct Leakage option is selected then an additional shell measure must also be completed (Attic Insulation & Air Plane Sealing, Building Leakage, Wall Insulation, Floor Insulation, or Windows). The 3 Base Measures are:

  1. Attic Insulation and Attic Air Plane Sealing
  2. Building Leakage
  3. Duct Leakage

February Technical Training Notification: Invitation to register and attend mandatory technical training on February 26 at the SoCalGas Energy Resource Center in Downey.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Invitation to register and attend mandatory technical training on February 26 at the SoCalGas Energy Resource Center in Downey. Topics to include processing requirements and Combustion Ventilation Air (CVA). 

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PG&E/SoCalGas Joint Program Webinar: Invitation to register and attend an informational webinar on the PG&E/SoCalGas join program on February 20.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Invitation to register and attend an informational webinar on the PG&E/SoCalGas join program on February 20.

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Winter Upgrade Incentive Promotion Extended

Monday, February 4, 2013

Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas®) is happy to announce that, due to the program's growth and popularity in areas served by municipal utilities, the submittal date for the Winter Upgrade Incentive Promotion will be extended through April 30, 2014.

During this promotion, incentive levels in areas where SoCalGas provides gas service and electrical service is provided by a municipal utility (e.g., Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Lompoc, Anaheim, etc.) will be increased from 30 percent of the statewide levels to 100 percent of the statewide levels! Be sure to take advantage of this limited opportunity to sell projects in areas with mature homes that stand to benefit greatly from our program. 

Contact your account manager if you have any questions.