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SCE Data Center Energy Efficiency Program

Offered by Southern California Edison (SCE) through a contract awarded to Willdan Energy Solutions (Willdan), the Data Center Energy Efficiency Program (DCEEP) provides full-service development and management of energy management projects—at no cost to the customer.

With over two decades of experience providing comprehensive energy management solutions, the Willdan team produces high-quality, customized solutions to help improve the energy performance of data center facilities.

Contact: Energy Solutions, (800) 424-9144

Program Offerings

  • Comprehensive support to identify Energy Efficiency opportunities that are eligible for SCE incentives
  • Complete application support to obtain maximum incentives from SCE for eligible projects
  • Calculate and forecast energy and cost savings, and calculate return on investment (ROI) using best-practice and utility-approved methodologies
  • Investment-grade energy audits available
  • Assist with scope of work (SOW) and request-for-proposals (RFP) for implementation of projects
  • Contractor referrals and installation oversight support available
  • Validation of energy savings upon project installation
  • Assist with green/sustainable program participation, as desired
  • Support with ENERGY STAR® benchmarking

Program Goals

  • Reduce energy usage and lower electricity bill
  • Maximize available financial incentives to help offset project costs
  • Reduce carbon emissions

Customer Eligibility

  • Must have an active SCE service account
  • Must be a qualified data ceter-related facility
  • No minimum energy usage or square-footage requirement for program participation
  • Other eligibility requirements may apply

Financial Incentives Available

Incentives are available on a first-come, first-served basis until reserved funds are depleted. Based upon the solution type shown in the table below, incentives, if applicable, are a flat rate (per kWh) for one year of energy (kWh) savings, plus a flat rate for peak demand (per peak kW) savings. Incentives are capped at 50 percent of the project cost. These incentives are in addition to the savings that may be achieved on your electricity bill due to increased energy efficiency.

2013-2017 Customized Incentive Rates

Solution Category Annual Energy Savings Incentive Rate (kWh) Peak Demand Reduction Incentive Rate (kWh)

Basic Lighting
Interior and exterior linear fluorescent, high-intensity discharge (HID), induction or other energy-efficient lighting

$0.03 per kWh saved


Targeted Lighting
Interior and exterior light-emitting diode (LED) lamps, day-lighting systems with dimmable ballast and lighting controls

$0.08 per kWh saved


Basic Non-Lighting
Reduced operation or reduced load, building shell retrofits, variable-speed drives, process load and retro-commissioning (RCx)

$0.08 per kWh saved


Targeted Non-Lighting
Major system replacements for air conditioning, energy management system (EMS) controls, and refrigeration systems

$0.15 per kWh saved


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The Data Center Energy Efficiency Program (DCEEP) is funded by California utility ratepayers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission and administered by SCE through a contract awarded to Willdan. Willidan may offer additional services for a fee, but California customers who choose to participate in these programs are not obligated to purchase any additional services offered.  Incentives and savings will vary by customer, and neither SCE nor Willidan make any representation herein concerning actual or potential savings amounts. Funds are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis from January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2017, or until funds are depleted. Terms and conditions apply. The trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.