ASHRAE presentation-PGE

PG&E’s Incentive Programs
Don Fantz P.E.
Energy Solutions Manager
Agriculture and Food Processing
Customer Energy Solutions
May 2011
Mission of the Program
Support California’s customers by providing the
information, technical resources, and financial
PG&E and Energy Efficiency
 PG&E has been providing energy efficiency
programs for over 30 years.
 Energy efficiency programs are far more cost
effective to meet energy demand than building
new generation or the spot market.
What are the Utility’s Interests? (energy
conservation/Paper PP)
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PG&E and Energy Efficiency, cont.
 Energy efficiency is the fastest way to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions, and PG&E is
committed to being environmental leaders in this
 PG&E’s profits are decoupled from our volume of
gas and electric sales, so there is no corporate
 Customer satisfaction: Customers benefit from
lower bills, better buildings and live/work
environments, and can be more competitive on
operating expenses.
PG&E Rebates vs. Incentives
 Rebates are the fastest and easiest way
to get cash back for common energy
efficiency retrofits
 Hundreds of pre-determined rebates are
available in different equipment
 Rebate checks are mailed
in 4-6 weeks
Rebates are simple and self-service. You
simply purchase a qualified energy-efficient
product (or products) for your business, fill
out a rebate application, and PG&E sends
you a check.
Rebates continued
Central Natural Gas Furnace
Central Natural Gas Furnace with Built-In Variable Speed Motor
Package Terminal Air Conditioner (PTAC) and Package
Terminal Heat Pump (PTHP)
Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) for HVAC
Replacement Multiple-Speed or Variable Speed Motor (VSM)
Customized Retrofit Incentive Programs
Non-Residential Retrofit”
 For customized projects not available on the rebate catalog
 Standard incentive rates paid per kWh or therm reduced
 PG&E will pay up to 50% of project implementation cost for
retrofits and can go to facility owner or owner’s project
sponsor (ie, vendor)
 Calculation support is available .
 Important! PG&E needs to pre-approve your project
and do a pre-inspection of your existing equipment
Savings By Design
New Construction Program
 Supports high-performance building
design and construction
 Also available for major renovations
and remodels
 Design Assistance provided during
building design phase
 Contact us early in project
design for best results!
 Up to $500,000 owner incentives per
project based on building
gsrebates/rebatesincentives/ This page has
many resources, downloadable applications,
statewide manual, minimum equipment
information, calculation software, etc.
Businesses that install energy-saving
equipment are rewarded with cash payments,
based on the actual annual kWh or therm
savings that are achieved.
Incentives continued
2011 Incentives Rates Retrofit or New
Construction (NC)
Lighting $0.05 / kWh
Other $0.09 /kWh
AC&R I $0.15 / kWh
AC&R II $0.09 / kWh (not applicable for NC)
Natural Gas $1.00 / therm
All Measures $100 / Peak KW
ACR I $.15/kwh
High-efficiency chillers replacements
Packaged air conditioners and heat pumps in PG&E and SDG&E service territories
(>760,000 Btu/hr or 63.3 tons)
Variable Speed Drive installations on existing air conditioning or refrigeration compressor
Air conditioning complete subsystem replacements (evaporative condensers, air-cooled
condensers, cooling towers, or compressors)
Refrigeration complete subsystem replacements (condensers, evaporators, cooling towers,
or compressors)
Constant air volume to variable air volume conversions
Chiller heat reclaim
Evaporative cooling unit installations
Evaporative pre-cooling unit installations
Indirect evaporative cooling (single stage and dual stage)
Heat transfer (including heat pumps) to heat sinks, such as ground source cooling in airconditioned buildings
A/C compressor replacements
Data center free cooling
Refrigeration floating head controller installations
ACR II $.09/kwh
Controls and energy management systems for HVAC or refrigeration equipment
Variable speed drives on fans (including supply fans, exhaust fans, and cooling
tower fans)
Variable speed drives on pump motors (including chilled water and cooling
tower pumps)
Fan, pump, and/or motor replacements
Refrigeration evaporator fan controls
Insulating chilled water, condenser water, or refrigerant pipes
Insulating cool air ducts
Insulating storage tanks
Demand control ventilation installation (CO2 sensors)
Installation of high-speed cold storage doors
Air Conditioner air-side or water-side economizer installations on units not
already equipped with a 100% economizer
Building shell improvements
Cooling tower upgrades
Refrigerated case doors
Natural Gas Savings Incentives
Natural Gas Measures
 $1.00 / Therm
 Thermal Oxidizers
 Boiler or furnace replacements
 Boiler heat recovery
 Boiler economizers
Retrocommissioning (RCx)
Retrocommissioning (RCx) is a systematic process for
identifying less-than-optimal performance in a facility’s existing
equipment and control systems and making necessary repairs
or enhancements to save energy and cost.
Whereas retrofitting involves replacing outdated equipment,
RCx focuses on improving the efficiency of what is already in
Incentives are paid directly to the customer based on energy
savings at the rate of $0.09/kWh, $1.00/therm, and $100/onpeak kW*, capped at 50% of the measure cost. In addition to the
incentive, PG&E will provide diagnostic, engineering and cost
estimating resources to identify and analyze potential energy
saving projects from retrocommissioning measures.
RCx continued
How to Participate
Complete and sign PG&E's RCx Program Application .
Customer must commit to implementing reasonable measures
with an estimated payback period of one year or less.
A PG&E Representative schedules a free, on-site visit to
determine if your facility qualifies.
If your facility is accepted into the program,,, a PG&E Engineer
conducts a thorough audit and produces a prioritized report
listing recommended measures, estimated project costs,
savings, incentive offer and payback period.
Implement your project. PG&E’s energy engineering
consultant's can help with documentation, training, and support
as requested.
PG&E confirms that the project is complete, verifies energy
savings and processes incentive payment.
Demand Response
PG&E's demand response programs are
designed to enable customers to contribute to
energy load reduction during times of peak
demand. Most PG&E demand response
programs also offer financial incentives for
load reduction during times of peak demand.
Demand Response continued
Difference between Customer Energy
Efficiency measures and Demand Response?
Demand Response is a “temporary KW
reduction in facility operations”.
Example - allowing temporary temperature
rise in refrigerated space to temporarily
reduce KW usage.
Contact your PG&E representative or call
BCC at 1-800-468-4743.
Steps to Success
Important! PG&E needs to pre-approve your project and do a preinspection of your existing equipment
 PG&E’s Pacific Energy Center
 PG&E energy efficiency programs are
here to stay!
 Contact your local PG&E rep. You can call
the General Business number 1-800-4684743.
Thank you!