Energy Programs for Business

Various programs are available in Oakland to help commercial property owners and tenants improve energy efficiency and reduce energy costs.

Posted: August 31st, 2018 3:44 PM

Last Updated: January 20th, 2021 8:01 PM

Citywide Offerings

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Oakland businesses throughout the city can also take advantage of special assistance and incentives offered through the Smart Lights program. Smart Lights is specially designed to help small businesses become more energy-efficient. The program offers free start-to-finish technical assistance and install rebates to help defray the cost of upgrading and/or repairing existing equipment. Smart Lights can help with comprehensive lighting retrofits, refrigeration tune-ups, controls, seals replacement, replacing domestic hot water heaters, and referrals to appropriate HVAC programs. Contact Smart Lights today.

PG&E Energy Programs for Businesses

PG&E offers a number of programs offering support to help Oakland businesses reduce energy use and save money. Visit PG&E's website to learn more.

Energy Efficiency Loans for Small Business

SAFE-BIDCO (State Assistance Fund for Enterprise, Business and Industrial Development Corporation) offers loans to small businesses and non-profit organizations of up to $350,000 at an interest rate fixed at primate for equipment that conserves or controls energy use in new or existing facilities.