September 2017 Business Messaging from SDG&E®

Article 1: Switch to renewable energy

SDG&E’s EcoChoice program gives you the option to purchase up to 100% clean, renewable energy. For those who lease or don’t have the ability, either financially or structurally to adopt solar, the program might be a good option. You pay a small premium every month depending on your subscription amount and monthly electric use. SDG&E then purchases renewable energy on your behalf. You’ll be directly contributing to the expansion of renewables in our region. Learn more at


Article 2: SDG&E has increased foodservice rebates

Did you know that up to 80 percent of the energy used by business cafeterias and kitchens is wasted by inefficient equipment[1]? SDG&E offers rebates on new foodservice equipment such as ice machines, convection ovens and ventilation controls. And right now – these rebate amounts are increasing!


Rebate Amount

New Rebate Amount

Ice Machines

Up to $400

Up to $580

Electric Convection Oven



Ventilation Control Retrofit




For a complete list of eligible foodservice rebates, visit SDG&E’s Foodservice page.

Great reasons to invest in energy-efficient kitchen equipment:

  • Higher production capacities and additional features such as programmable timers
  • Savings on energy and operating costs can outweigh the purchase price
  • Inefficient appliances emit more heat – resulting in a hotter kitchen
  • SDG&E offers financing with 0% interest to help you replace worn-out equipment


Act now before your equipment goes on the fritz! Increased rebate amounts run from August 23 – November 10, 2017. Learn more at


[1] PGE study: Energy Reduction in Commercial Kitchens, San Francisco Institute of Architecture, Feb 2017, commissioned by the CPUC, research conducted by Fisher Nickel who runs the Foodservice Technology Center for PGE.

Article 3: Uncover savings for your business and get a free energy check-up

Check out SDG&E’s Business Energy Solutions program. New energy-efficient equipment at no cost or a discount is available to eligible business customers. Simply take a moment to complete the interest form at An authorized contractor will schedule an appointment to evaluate your facility, conduct an energy checkup at no cost, and provide a full report on potential energy-saving opportunities. Eligible customers can apply for On-Bill Financing (OBF) to cover the co-pay portion of their projects. OBF helps qualified business customers pay for energy-efficient business improvements through their SDG&E® bill. Visit for more info. Keep the energy savings coming when you qualify for the installation of free smart thermostats for your business. Learn more at

Article 4: Electric Vehicle Day is Sept. 9 at Qualcomm Stadium

The Chargers may have left Qualcomm Stadium, but a new offense in the war on air emissions will take the field at Electric Vehicle (EV) Day on Sept. 9.

EV Day is the largest test drive event in San Diego. Once you take a spin, you’ll understand why EVs are growing in popularity, and why you need the chargers to support them on your properties.

Team SDG&E will be there to help you get started. We are installing 3,500 EV chargers at San Diego apartments, condos and businesses through our Power Your Drive initiative, and your property could be one of them. EV chargers will:

  • Attract high quality tenants
  • Reduce your facility’s carbon footprint
  • Require no maintenance on your part

Sign up on our interest list and visit to learn how we can help upgrade your properties with EV chargers at little or no cost to you. For more about EV Day, visit And don’t worry, San Diego: the SDG&E chargers are here to stay.

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