Money Back Solutions: Schools - Pre-K to 12

Managing energy costs is an important lesson to learn

Every year California schools spend around $700 million on energy– that’s about the same amount spent annually on school supplies. Our rebates, incentives and expert advice can make it easier to get money-saving energy management projects approved and implemented.

Find rebates and incentives for Schools through our Money Back Tool or K-12 Schools Rebate Catalog.

Resources for Proposition 39

The California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Prop 39) provides up to $500 Million per year to improve energy efficiency and clean energy in public schools. PG&E offers incentives and rebates for energy efficient technologies that can help stretch Prop 39 dollars further and meet cost effectiveness requirements. Find out the ways in which PG&E can help with the Prop 39 application and implementation process.
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*Updated* Data Authorization Form. The California Energy Commission (CEC) requires K-12 Prop 39 applicants to submit a Prop 39 Data Authorization Form to the CEC and to each utility. This form authorizes PG&E to provide the CEC with school energy consumption data directly. If you are a PG&E electricity or natural gas customer, please follow these steps to complete the form:

  1. Download the Prop 39 Data Authorization Form.
  2. List all PG&E service agreements on Page 2, regardless of whether they are receiving Prop 39 funding. Master account numbers are unacceptable – a full list of service agreements must be included.
  3. Sign, scan, and email the form and the attached list of accounts to as well as to the CEC.

Case Studies

Learn how other schools and school districts have taken advantage of our incentives and programs to implement money-saving energy efficiency measures.

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Energy Saving Tips

Creating a healthy, energy-conscious learning environment begins with strategic thinking about your energy use. The following tips will help get you started.
  • Optimize your energy management system to reflect usage, changing weather, and peak electric situations.
  • Light and cool only occupied spaces. Occupancy sensors and time switches can reduce energy consumption in infrequently used areas like auditoriums and break rooms.
  • Replace atmospheric boilers with condensing combustion boilers.
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  • My Energy Usage
  • Fridge Recycling
  • Street Lights