We understand our customers have been impacted by COVID-19 in various ways and we are doing what we can to help. In an effort to reduce electric bills for small businesses in Santa Clara, we are offering grants to provide funding for energy efficiency upgrades. These upgrades will help lower business operating costs by reducing electric consumption and may also have other non-energy benefits, such as reduced maintenance costs, better quality lighting and better equipment performance.
Our energy engineers are available to help businesses identify qualifying measures that will have the most impact on reducing their electric bills. We’ve also provided program training to our Trade Ally contractors so they can work with customers to implement projects. Energy efficiency projects that save electric energy may be eligible. Typical projects include lighting, HVAC, HVAC controls, and food service equipment upgrades. Up to $10,000 is available for eligible businesses, with 100% funding for businesses that have been deemed as non-essential under the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department order dated March 16, 2020. For businesses that have been deemed essential, 10% of the project cost must be paid for by the business.
The program aims to provide up to $1 million in grants to eligible customers. Application pre-approval is on a first come, first served basis. If you own or run a small business in Santa Clara, there has never been a better time to look at energy efficiency upgrades! For complete program details, including eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit siliconvalleypower.com/businesses/rebates.