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SCE Lodging Energy Efficiency Program

Offered by Southern California Edison (SCE) through a contract awarded to Willdan Energy Solutions (Willdan), the Lodging Energy Efficiency Program (LEEP) provides full-service development, management, and implementation 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 lodging facilities.

Contact: Annie Hoeksma, (714) 337-9903 or Andrew Jurado, (626) 260-3961

Program Offerings

  • Identify comprehensive energy-saving opportunities
  • Provide investment-grade energy audits
  • Forecast energy savings and calculate return on investment (ROI)
  • Provide contractor referrals, if requested
  • Assist with request-for-proposal (RFP) development  and evaluation
  • Provide installation oversight
  • Validate energy savings upon project installation
  • Assist with green/sustainable program participation, as desired
  • Provide 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 lodging-related facility
  • (e.g., hotels, motels, inns and bed-and-breakfast facilities; casinos with lodging facilities; and resorts and spas)
  • No minimum energy usage or square-footage requirement for program participation

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

$150/kW

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

$0.08 per kWh saved

$150/kW

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

$150/kW

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

$0.15 per kWh saved

$150/kW


Financial Incentives

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 achieved on your electricity bill due to increased energy efficiency.

The Lodging Energy Efficiency Program (LEEP) is funded by California utility customers and administered by SCE through a contract awarded to Willdan under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. Willdan may offer additional services for a fee, but California customers who choose to participate in this program are not obligated to purchase any additional services offered. Incentives and savings will vary by customer, and neither the utility nor Willdan 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.