Kern Energy Watch Partnership helps municipal, business and residential customers access financing, rebates and incentives for making energy-efficiency improvements. Opportunities may be available through your energy provider, local financial institution, the State of California or federal government.
On Bill/Off Bill Financing
Kern Energy Watch, through PG&E, SCE and SoCalGas, provides On Bill or Off Bill Financing (OBF) for municipal and small business energy efficiency improvements. The utility-based program offers seamless, 0% financing through your monthly energy bill or by a separate invoice.
Contact your utility for more information:
Pacific Gas and Electric Company www.pge.com
Southern California Edison www.sce.com
Southern California Gas Company www.socalgas.com
Rebate and Incentive Programs
Your utility offers rebate and incentive programs designed to help you purchase and install energy-efficiency equipment for your home or business and better manage your monthly energy costs.
For additional information:
CaliforniaFIRST allows property owners to finance energy-efficiency retrofits and renewable energy projects on homes and businesses. Financing is referred to as Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans. Eligibility is based on the value of the property and the current status of property tax payments, not on persona credit. A State-mandated “loading order” gives priority to energy-efficiency improvements before renewable energy improvements become eligible.
Santa Barbara County Energy Watch
(805) 925-2403 Ext 817
The California Energy Commission provides rebates to California consumers who purchase eligible home appliances. Rebates are available beginning April 22, 2010, on a first-come, first-served basis and will last until the funds are expended. Rebates are not retroactive. Appliances purchased before the April 22 start date are not eligible