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What we Do

The Comprehensive Energy Management Solutions (CEMS) Program’s mission is to reduce energy waste in San Diego commercial businesses by 26 million kilowatt hours a year, each year until 2025. That’s enough energy to power approximately 3,780 homes in California or the equivalent of taking approximately 1,590 cars off the road. We work with SDG&E® commercial customers, just like you, to identify low- and no- cost energy saving opportunities for their business.

How We Can Help

Who We Serve

To be eligible, you must:

  • Must be an existing SDG&E commercial gas or electric customer on a qualifying rate schedule

  • Be within SDG&E’s service area
  • Have a monthly electrical demand greater than 20 kW over the most recent 12-month period.
  • If you are an existing SDG&E customer but do not meet the above criteria, you may still qualify for other rebate programs. Contact SDG&E’s energy service center at 1-800-644-6133 to learn more

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ways to save

There are three primary ways businesses can save through the CEMS program.

Fast-Track Incentives Custom Incentives  Direct Install
Cash Rebates Yes Yes N/A
Select Equipment Free-of-Charge N/A N/A N/A
No-cost Energy Evaluation Yes Yes Yes
No-Cost Technical Support Yes Yes Yes
Contractor Recommendations Yes Yes Yes
No-Cost Technical Support Yes Yes Yes
Financing Assistance Yes Yes Yes
Pre-Approval before a Project Not necessary if the project contains ONLY fast-track incentives The CEMS program must pre-approve this project BEFORE the purchase or installation of products or equipment An evaluation will be conducted and equipment will be recommended prior to install

Meet the team

Russell Stevens
Russell StevensEnergy Efficiency Account Manager
Shawnda Garnett
Shawnda GarnettEnergy Efficiency Account Manager
Howard Tapper
Howard TapperEnergy Efficiency Account Manager

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