Home Upgrade Program Updates Webinar
Thursday, July 21, 2016
8:00AM to 9:00AM

In this webinar, account managers will:
  • Provide an overview of the changes to the Home Upgrade program.
  • Answer questions about the changes and introduce the energy savings calculator.
  • Collect Participating Contractor feedback on how to support contractors during this transition. 
Please note that questions will be taken through the chat box. A list of these answered questions will be released in an email following the webinar. 

New Incentive Calculator & Updated Collateral 

New Energy Savings Calculator for Home Upgrade: 

The new energy savings calculator for the August 1 program changes is available! Both The Energy Network and SCE/SoCalGas Home Upgrade programs are using the calculator provided by SCE/SoCalGas. SCE/SoCalGas has also created a User Guide to help you become more familiar with the calculator. 

Please review them now and use them when selling any projects that you anticipate may be reserved on or after August 1 and/or post-retrofit submitted on or after December 31 to offer correct incentive estimates to your customers. 

Updated Home Upgrade Collateral: 

The following Home Upgrade collateral have also been updated to account for the program changes taking effect August 1:

If you would like a new set of brochures to be mailed to your business, please email your name, business, and shipping address to Kate at 
The Energy Network Home Upgrade
Program Updates:  Effective August 1, 2016
To ensure consistent program implementation region-wide, The Energy Network is announcing updated project requirements for  The Energy Network's Energy Upgrade California┬« Home Upgrade program. 

Effective August 1, 2016, the following changes will apply to new Home Upgrade project reservations with The Energy Network:
  • Minimum 10% energy savings OR measure rebate value of $2,000 or greater:
    • Projects with 10% or greater energy savings qualify. No audit is required. An energy savings calculator will be provided by the program.
    • Or,
    • Projects can qualify without the energy savings calculation by including measures with a combined rebate value of $2,000 or greater. This is in alignment with the SCE/SoCalGas program 200-point minimum.
  • Final rebate must not exceed 50% of project cost:
    • The $3,000 maximum is still in place.
    • For example, if the project cost is $5,000, the maximum final rebate is $2,500, even if the sum of measure rebates is $2,700. 
All other program requirements including the three-measure minimum remain the same.

Summary of Program Changes as of August 1, 2016
Existing Requirements
Updated Requirements
Minimum energy savings OR measure rebate value 
Minimum of 1 0% energy savings, or minimum of $2,000 rebate value for all measures
Maximum final rebate
Maximum of $3,000
Maximum final rebate of 50% of project cost, up to $3,000 cap
Timeline Projects received before 8/1/16 and completed before 12/31/16
Projects received after 8/1/16 or completed after 12/31/16

Projects reserved prior to August 1 must submit all post-retrofit data before December 31, 2016 to be exempt from the updated project requirements. 
Questions? We're always happy to help.

Contact us at  homeupgrade@theenergynetwork.com  or (877) 785-2237.

The Energy Network is administered by the County of Los Angeles and funded by California utility ratepayers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. www.theenergynetwork.com


Energy Upgrade California┬« Home Upgrade provides assistance and incentives for home improvement projects that can reduce energy use and make homes more comfortable. This statewide program is managed locally by utilities and regional energy networks and directed by the California Public Utilities Commission in collaboration with the California Energy Commission. Funding comes from utility customers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. Incentives are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and are effective until funding is expended or the program is discontinued. Programs may be modified or terminated without prior notice. www.energyupgradeca.org.