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Energy Audits for Businesses

In partnership with San Mateo County Energy Watch a citywide campaign to provide free energy audits to local businesses launched in spring 2015.

What businesses are targeted for the free energy audits?

  • Restaurants
  • Warehouses
  • Convenience stores
  • Gas stations
  • Small retail

Often these audits will recommend changes in lighting and refrigeration with an average investment of $5,000-6,000. With the reduced energy costs, a business can experience a pay-back within 18-24 months. Some businesses may qualify for PG&E rebates and 0 percent financing ($5,000-$100,000 payable over five years).

How does Energy Watch audits work?

  1. A technician conducts a free energy survey to determine your potential savings.
  2. An easy-to-understand free report highlighting energy and money saving upgrades will be provided to you.
  3. Once the go-ahead is given, Energy Watch handles the installation process and rebate paperwork.
  4. Your business starts saving on the energy bill immediately, freeing up resources.

How is Energy Watch funded?
San Mateo County Energy Watch is a local government partnership between the City and County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C/CAG) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and is administered by PG&E through the California Public Utilities Commission.

How to get started?

Find out if you qualify for a free audit. Contact Adrian Almaguer at (650) 599-1480 or aalmaguer@smcgov.org.