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Streamlined Savings Pathway

Let us help you fund your next public agency project. Apply for cash incentives today!

SoCalREN Public Agency Programs are now offering incentives through our Streamlined Savings Pathway program.

The Streamlined Savings Pathway Program is here to help public agencies achieve long-term energy savings and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. With the Streamlined Savings Pathway, we are making incentive processing quick and easy, bringing you cost savings faster.

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Quick and easy application process

Incentives are based on energy efficiency project emissions reduction

Underserved agencies receive double the incentives 

SoCalREN’s Streamlined Savings Pathway offers fast-tracked incentive processing to get your energy project completed and get your agency saving energy and money, fast. Incentives are based on greenhouse gas savings over the entire life of your energy efficiency project. The more your project cuts greenhouse gasses, the more incentives you will earn!  Any enrolled SoCalREN public agency can apply, but underserved agencies will receive twice the incentive amount! Visit  socalren.org/agencies/dac to determine if your agency’s facility is considered underserved.

We offer even faster processing times for pre-approved project types!

We are offering expedited cash incentives for energy efficiency upgrades that have energy savings calculations pre-approved by the CPUC. This helps us save time on engineering calculations and helps your agency get your project installed faster. These incentives do not require comprehensive pre-approval, so you can get moving fast and start saving money and energy.

Eligible project types:

Interior lighting 

  • LED type A, B, and C
  • LED high bay luminaire

Backup generator

  • Circulating block heaters

HVAC

  • Variable speed screw
  • Economizers
  • VFDs

Service and domestic hot water

  • Heat pump water heater

Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?

  1. Agencies enrolled in SoCalREN Public Agency Programs work with their SoCalREN Project Manager to identify energy efficiency opportunities.* 
    Once a project is identified, your SoCalREN Project Manager can guide your agency through the entire incentive application process. 
    Incentives are delivered to you, the organization paying for the energy-saving projects (not installers or manufacturers). 

*If your agency is interested in applying for incentives but is not already enrolled in SoCalREN Public Agency Programs, complete the registration form at socalren.org/join.

What are your incentive rates? How much can we get?

Based on California’s typical greenhouse gas emissions for electricity use, we estimate underserved agencies will receive about $60 in incentives per metric ton of CO2 (over project lifetime), and other public agencies will receive about $120 per metric ton of CO2 reduced (over project lifetime). Check with your Project Manager for more details on incentive calculation methodology.

Is my project eligible for the Streamlined Savings Pathway?

No project is too big or too small, but we are prioritizing facilities in underserved areas with multiple energy-saving opportunities. For example, HVAC, interior lighting, exterior lighting, retrocommissioning, building envelope, pumping, and process optimization projects will all be eligible for the Streamlined Savings Pathway. Your SoCalREN Project Manager will help determine if your project is eligible.

To get started, your agency must be enrolled in SoCalREN Public Agency Programs. If you are not already enrolled, reach out at socalren.org/join.

What if my agency uses lower GHG electricity, such as CPA’s 100% Green Power or SCE’s Green Rate program? Are we still eligible?

Yes! We will use region-wide assumptions for typical hourly carbon emissions to calculate incentive rates. So, your incentive rates will not be affected by participation in any reduced-carbon electricity programs

 

Interested? Reach out to your SoCalREN Project Manager to get started on the incentive application process.

Don’t have a SoCalREN Project Manager yet? No worries! Fill out the registration form at socalren.org/join to start receiving SoCalREN Public Agency Program services.

 

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