Sonoma Clean Power offers innovative incentives for rebuilding after fires

by Sonoma Clean Power

Sonoma Clean Power (SCP), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), and Bay Area Air Quality Management District have joined efforts to help homeowners affected by the October 2017 firestorms rebuild energy-efficient, sustainable homes. The program will be an enhancement to PG&E’s long-standing California Advanced Homes Program, and offers two incentive packages tailored to Sonoma and Mendocino Counties. Each package has a flexible performance pathway or a simple prescriptive menu. To get started, coordinate with a certified energy analyst (CEA) who will walk you through the process. If you have any questions about the program, please e-mail

Steps to Participate

Step 1: Find a Certified Energy Analyst (CEA)

Step 2: Complete Your Energy Model

Step 3: Submit Program Application

Step 4: Receive 50% of Total Incentive

Step 5: Find a HERS Rater and “Share” Project

Step 6: Incentive Request Form

Program Requirements

Incentives are only available to homes, condominiums, apartments, and accessory dwelling units that were destroyed by the October 2017 wildfires and have service provided by Sonoma Clean Power and/or PG&E.

You must submit an application package prior to any HERS testing beginning or drywall installation. All participating units must be new construction dwellings and modeled accordingly.

Applicant agrees to not accept duplicate funding from multiple utility-sponsored energy-efficiency programs for the same measures. Measures that save multiple fuel types can accept funding for EACH fuel type from ONE utility.

For verification purposes, all projects must contract with a certified HERS rater, even if HERS measures are not required. The HERS rater will be required to enter project verifications into the HERS registry for the program. This includes verifications of non-HERS measures as applied in the project’s specified registry. The HERS rater is responsible for field verifying all measures used for program compliance.

Incentive payments are available only to owners, builders or developers named on the Application.

Funds are limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis to projects that meet the program requirements. No payments will be made for any changes made to the unit that may affect compliance without prior written approval from your program representative.
Contact Sonoma Clean Power at or (866) 202-2139 or additional program details and funding availability prior to submitting applications.

The funding for this program will expire December 31, 2019 or once funding is depleted. Application is valid for 36 months from date of utility acceptance.

In accordance with California Public Utilities Code section 399.4(b), the customer (or their contractor) must provide the Utility Proof of Permit closure before the Utility will pay any rebate or incentive for the purchase or installation of central air conditioning, heat pumps, or related fans.

“SCP” refers to Sonoma Clean Power Authority, a public electricity provider operating as a community choice aggregator. ©2018 Sonoma Clean Power Authority. All rights reserved. “PG&E” refers to Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation. ©2018 Pacific Gas and Electric Company. All rights reserved. These offerings are funded by California utility customers, with portions administered by PG&E under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission, and portions administered by SCP.


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