Incentives For Fire Rebuilds in Northern California
As part of its Respond, Rebuild, Resilience commitment to meeting the challenges of extreme weather resulting from climate change, PG&E has increased financial incentives for energy-efficient construction practices in homes rebuilt after a wildfire. The enhanced incentives will be available to customers who lost a building in a recent major wildfire like the Tubbs, Carr, and Camp Fires. These customers are eligible for incentives if they pull a permit for a new building by the end of 2019 in PG&E service territory, regardless of where they rebuild.
Customers participating in the Advanced Energy Rebuild initiative will receive incentives to adopt building practices now that will become required for all new construction in 2020. To apply, follow this link. PG&E is in the process of sharing an updated handbook, and it will be similar to the offerings in the Sonoma and Mendocino counties. To view the program handbook, follow this link. This program also provides incentives for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), commonly known as granny units or casitas. For eligibility and incentive information, please refer to the program handbook. If you would like a program team member to contact you regarding your project, please fill in our contact form at the bottom of this page.
MCE has teamed up with PG&E, BAAQMD, BayREN, and the County of Napa to also offer an Advanced Energy Rebuild program for Napa County. To learn more about this program for homeowners within Napa County, please click here.
Participants may register for our upcoming program overview webinar on July 18th at 12:00 pm. If you are not able to attend the live session, please register to receive a link to the recording following the presentation to view at your leisure. EnergyCode ACE has put together a fact sheet for the 2016 Title 24 code regarding residential rebuilds as well. To access the fact sheet, please follow this link.
To enroll in this program, the energy consultant you hire must be a Certified Energy Analyst (CEA) and the HERS rater you hire must be certified by CalCERTS or CHEERS. To view a list of CEA’s and certified HERS raters that are already participating in this program, please follow this link. You are required to have an energy consultant and a HERS rater as part of your rebuild already, the program only requires these professionals you hire to be certified.
Incentives Available by Pathway Option:
Advanced Energy Home
$7,500 incentive per home | $3,750 per multifamily unit
$12,500 incentive per home | $6,250 per multifamily unit
Solar and Battery Option
$5,000 per home / multifamily project