FastTrack for Small and Medium Businesses
Earn incentives that could cover up to 100% of your building controls project cost.
The PG&E ADR Program now offers a streamlined application process for small to medium office and retail business customers (499 kW and less in peak summer demand) through the following key elements:
- Pre-approved HVAC and lighting DR strategies
- Pre-calculated incentives per DR strategy
- A simple FastTrack Project Calculation Form
FastTrack customers agree to enroll in an eligible PG&E Demand Response (DR) Program and to participate in DR events for 3 years. ADR FastTrack projects are inspected and verified with a load shed test following installation. The projects are paid 100 percent of eligible incentives upon successful inspection.
FastTrack Technology Solutions
The attached document is a list of companies that provide ADR solutions for small and medium businesses. The list is based on companies that have participated in the PG&E ADR Program. It is provided here only as a resource for SMB Customers, and does not represent ADR Program Team recommendations of the technologies. Additional products eligible for ADR Program incentives are listed by the OpenADR Alliance at http://products.openadr.org/.
For Cloud Technology Vendors
Eligibility of ADR Cloud Equipment
- Limited to sites with 499 kW or less average summer peak demand. Does not have to be FastTrack project (retail and office)
- Project must include a pre-paid 3 year cloud subscription. This is an eligible project cost
- Equipment does not need to pass the stranded asset test
- Must be OpenADR 2.0A or 2.0B certified
- Offered on a first come, first served basis until the 3 MW cumulative cap is reached
Step 1 – Apply
The Participant or Project Sponsor reviews, completes, and emails the following application documents to firstname.lastname@example.org and the project is placed in the queue to be reviewed.
Additionally, customers authorize to share their energy data with ADR Team in 1 of 2 ways:
- Online at pge.com and My Energy Account. ShareMyData Instructions. OR
- Alternatively, fill out this form: Authorization to Receive Customer Information. Form instructions here.
Step 2 – Reserve Incentives
The ADR Team reviews the forms, verifies the completeness and accuracy of the information, and submits the forms to PG&E to approve and reserve incentive funding. The Participant will receive an email confirmation of this approval and a notification to begin installation of the ADR measures.
Step 3 – Project Inspection
Once installed equipment is operational and commissioned, the Participant submits the items listed below to the ADR Team member
- Itemized invoice. The level of detail required is outlined in the Invoice Checklist, and a Sample Invoice is available for reference. Costs above $5,000 should include itemized details.
- Completed PG&E ADR Installation Form
The ADR Team member then schedules a two to three hour inspection. The ADR Team documents the inspection in a Verification Report.
Step 4 – Incentive Payment (100% of total incentive)
The ADR Team provides the Verification Report to PG&E. PG&E authorizes and issues the incentive payment following approval of the Report.
Step 5 – Enroll in DR Program and Earn Ongoing Savings: Customer continues to shed load automatically in their enrolled DR Program for at least three years following project installation.
Eligible FastTrack DR Strategies
- Space Cooling
- Increase thermostat temperature
- Cycle off compressors
- Cycle off fans along with compressors
- Dim lighting
- Space Cooling