Energy Programs for Businesses and Multifamily Properties
- bayren Small & Medium businesses
- MCE Low-Income Families and Tenants (LIFT)
- MCE Deep Green Program
- MCE Local Sol Program
- MCE energy savings for Multifamily properties
BayREN Business FLEXmarket
T Save money on your next energy upgrade project with BayREN. Incentives for energy efficient HVAC, refrigeration, LED lighting, water heating, envelope and more are available to small and medium businesses. Reduce energy use and improve air quality and comfort at your business starting today!
BayREN Business FLEXmarket is also seeking contractors who serve businesses in the Bay Area to sign up for the program.
How to Sign-Up
MCE Pilot Program for Low-Income Families and Tenants
Through the LIFT pilot program, MCE aims to expand the reach of their carbon-reducing energy programs to low-income customers so they can benefit even more from lower bills and improved quality of life. Everyone has the right to affordable, clean, renewable energy service and programs, and MCE and the City of Richmond will continue to work to ensure that income level will not be a barrier to access. This program layers an extra $1,200 per unit on the Multifamily Energy Savings Program rebate for energy and water savings measures for income-qualified properties. $1,200 per unit is available to fund energy efficiency improvements and appliances in 1,400 multifamily units for items such as pipe insulation, more efficient lighting, Energy Star refrigerators, and air conditioners.
The LIFT program builds upon the success of MCE’s Multifamily Energy Efficiency program, which has already distributed $433,424 in rebates for 1,785 units in affordable properties. In 2017, MCE committed another $107,240 in rebates for affordable properties. Property owners that utilize both the LIFT program and MCE’s existing Multifamily Energy Savings program can have up to 80 percent of the total project costs covered through the combined rebates.
To participate in the program, residents are required to be at or below the 200 percent Federal Poverty Guidelines. This income qualification was determined by the California State Legislature and is the same as CARE eligibility requirements, allowing CARE customers, who receive a minimum 20 percent discount on gas and electric rates, to automatically qualify for LIFT.
Deep Green Program
Become an MCE Deep Green Champion and we’ll help spread the word about your business' commitment to environmental sustainability. Your participation in MCE’s Deep Green 100% renewable energy service makes a tangible difference in your community and environment. 50% of Deep Green revenues are invested in local projects, like the San Rafael Airport solar project.
How to Become a Deep Green Champion
The MCE Deep Green Champions feature on the MCE website and social media network can highlight your business and your decision to go Deep Green, telling your story and connecting with thousands of potential customers that value environmental commitment. More information to sign up for 100% renewable energy for your business can be found at the MCE Deep Green Champion page: www.mcecleanenergy.com/deep-green-champions.
MCE Local Sol Program
In addition to MCE's Deep Green program, businesses can also choose to opt up to MCE's Local Sol 100-percent local solar option. With energy produced by a local solar farm located in Novato, California, Local Sol truly is local. Become a Local Sol founding customer to promote the growth of our local green economy.
How is Local Sol different from Deep Green?
|Wind & Solar
|Within California, Outside of MCE's Service Area
|Novato Cooley Quarry, California
|Light Green rate + $0.01/kWh
More information to sign up for 100% local solar energy for your business can be found at the MCE Local Sol page: www.mcecleanenergy.org/100-local-solar/.
Energy Savings for Multifamily Properties
Multifamily property owners can receive rebates, free comprehensive assessments, and technical assistance for energy and water saving measures from MCE, as well as recommendations for electrification such as replacing existing gas appliances with energy-efficient electric models.
Plus multifamily property owners and renters who meet specific income requirements can receive additional rebates for energy saving measures, as part of MCE’s Low Income Families & Tenants (LIFT) Program.
The rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis so apply today!
- Up to $6,000 per unit for electrification measures
- Other upgrades include HVAC, windows, insulation, water savings, heat pumps and more!
- Extra $1,200 per unit for income-qualified multifamily property owners or renters through the LIFT program
- NO-COST comprehensive assessment and consultation with a multifamily energy and water expert
Your multifamily property:
- Must be located in MCE's service area
- Must have 5 or more units
- Offers affordable housing or is a deed-restricted property*