Direct Install Programs

Reducing energy paves the way to lower operating costs and a better profit margin. Staples Energy collaborates with utility companies to help their commercial customers realize immediate and long-term energy savings. Participating business customers receive:

  • Assessment of their savings opportunities
  • Recommendations for energy efficiency equipment
  • Estimate of the money that could be saved by having the equipment installed
  • Instant payback analysis


Energy Watch is a joint program of Pacific Gas and Electric Company and participating municipalities including the counties of Kern, Kings/Tulare, Sacramento, San Louis Obispo, and Santa Barbara.

Any small business in these counties will benefit from participating in the Energy Watch Program through savings on their monthly utility bill, improved safety and aesthetics. But the types of businesses that benefit most through financial savings include retail shops, convenience and liquor stores, markets, gas stations, bars and restaurants. These facilities generally have longer hours of operation and/or food and beverage coolers with motors and fans that operate around the clock.

Available measures through the Energy Watch Program include:

  • Anti-sweat controls for freezer and cooler
  • 4' TLEDs
  • Exterior LEDs
  • LED panels
  • LED high bays
  • LED magnetic strips

Customer Eligibility
The Small Business Direct Install Program is open to business customers with valid non-residential, commercial Pacific Gas and Electric and/or gas accounts under 200 kW per month. Customers cannot receive a rebate for the same product or equipment from more than one California Investor-Owned Utility (IOU) or third-party energy-efficiency program offering rebates, financing or other rebates funded with CPUC Public Goods Charge funds. Products discounted by Pacific Gas and Electric at the point of sale are not eligible for additional rebates.


Small and medium commercial PWP customers receive free energy-saving kitchen equipment and water-saving measures through the WeDIP Program. Key measures include:

  • Boilerless combination ovens
  • Ice machines
  • Dishwashers
  • Steam cookers
  • High efficiency toilets
  • Low-flow faucet aerators
  • High efficiency clothes washers
  • Pre-rinse spray valves

Customer Eligibility
WeDIP is offered to small commercial customers whose utility account is in good standing. To qualify for gas-saving measures, businesses must have a gas consumption less than 50,000 therms per year. If the business operates in a leased facility, they must have at lease one year remaining on the lease.

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