Small to Medium Business Energy Efficiency

Who can use this service?

Small to medium businesses can use this service, including but not limited to:

  • Restaurants;
  • Gas stations;
  • Convenience stores
  • Non-profits
  • Markets;
  • Liquor stores;
  • Grocery stores
  • Refrigerated warehouses; and
  • Retail stores.

Is there a charge for this service?

There are no fees for the initial assessment or reporting services. However, project implementation (equipment purchases and installation) as a result of this service will require capital outlay.

What is the process?

Step 1: Call the SLO Energy Watch Partnership

Customers may contact SLOEW at (805) 781-5623 to discuss energy needs and eligibility, and learn about the services offered through the Direct Install program. SLOEW sends qualified leads to Staples Energy, our installation contractor.

Step 2: Schedule and Perform Energy Efficiency Audit

Staples Energy contacts customers directly to schedule a free energy audit. Once the audit has been performed, the customer will be provided an audit report identifying energy efficiency measures, potential energy bill savings, and the total cost of installation, reflecting significant PG&E rebates and incentives.

Step 3: Funding and Financing Options

In addition to receiving PG&E rebates and incentives, many customers are eligible for PG&E’s 0% interest On-Bill Financing program. Nonprofit customers may also be eligible for additional limited-term grant funding to help cover a portion of the customer copay. Please contact SLOEW at (805) 781-5623 for more information.

Step 4: Install Upgrades

Customers interested in installing energy efficiency measures work with Staples Energy to schedule the installation.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Old County Courthouse Building

Monday - Friday 8-5

976 Osos Street Room 200 San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5600

Permits/Inspections: (805) 788-2076

Fax: (805) 781-1242

Frequently Asked Questions

What Energy Watch Partnership services are offered to small and medium businesses?

Energy Watch Partnership services for small and medium businesses include the following:

  • Energy assessments;
  • Recommendations for energy efficiency equipment;
  • Energy and cost savings estimates; and
  • Incentive and rebate coordination.