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. Local governments may choose to partner with the HERO program to offer this Home Energy Retrofit Opportunity funding to residents in their jurisdictions. HERO provides financing for many types of residential  energy efficiency upgrades. The low-interest, long-term, and tax-deductible financing is repaid through property taxes. Participating Areas in Kern County:

  • County of Kern
  • City of Delano
  • City of Ridgecrest
  • City of Taft

On Bill Financing

Kern Energy Watch, through PG&E, Southern California Edison and Southern California Gas Company, provides On 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 1-800-468-4743 Southern California Edison Southern California Gas Company 1-800-427-6584

Rebate 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: Pacific Gas and Electric Company Residential Customers: 1-800-743-5000 Business Customers: 1-800-468-4743 Southern California Edison Residential customers: customers: Southern California Gas Company Residential customers: 1-800-427-2200 Business customers: 1-800-427-2000