Retrocommissioning (RCx) is a systematic process for identifying less-than-optimal performance in your facility’s equipment, lighting and control systems and making the necessary adjustments. While retrofitting involves replacing outdated equipment, RCx focuses on improving the efficiency of what’s already in place.
PG&E’s Retrocommissioning Program provides incentives and connects you with experts to make sure your facilities — and the equipment and systems within them — are running in peak condition for optimal energy savings. Retrocommissioning projects can improve your facility’s work environment and extend the service life of your equipment.
Incentives are paid directly to the customer based on achieved annual energy savings at the rate of $0.08/kWh, $1.00/therm, and $100/on-peak kW*, capped at 50% of the total project cost. PG&E’s engineering resources will also provide limited support to verify that the RCx measures were installed per industry best practices. PG&E can also provide resources to identify and analyze other potential energy saving opportunities involving demand response, retrofitting and benchmarking projects.
Eligibility is limited to commercial customers who receive gas OR electric service from PG&E and whose facilities are considered good candidates based on the results of their initial phone screening or on-site assessment. Once candidates are selected, PG&E, third-party vendors and senior building operations staff at participating sites work closely with you using a three-step process.
Complete and sign PG&E’s RCx Program Application (PDF). Mail it to the address on the application. You may also fax or email your application.
Contact your PG&E Account Representative or call the Business Customer Service Center at 1-800-468-4743. We encourage you to contact PG&E before submitting your application and other required documentation.