Applying for incentives is quick and easy using the CEMS Online Application. The Online Application is available for qualifying energy efficiency projects, and incentives help companies overcome barriers preventing them from moving forward with an energy efficiency project. Eligible measures include Fast-Track and Pre-Approval. The measure type included in the application determines the information and documentation required by the CEMS program.

Fast-Track projects do not require pre-approval.

Pre-Approval is required for measures not listed in the Fast-Track list.

Before you begin the application, please review the information needed below to complete a submission.
Required Information to Get Started on Your Application Submission
When you are ready to apply, please have the following information on hand:
  • SDG&E business account number and name, as it appears on your electric and/or gas bill
    • Requires first 10-digits of the 11-digit account number
  • Federal tax status (Corp, LLC, etc.), legal business name and Employer Identification Number
Fast-Track Only Requirements
  • Final Invoice(s) or itemized receipt of purchase
  • Manufacturer specification sheet(s) – with wattage and/or technical information
  • Tax Exempt Certificate (if applicable for payee)
  • The application must be submitted to the CEMS program within 90 days of the project’s installation date or final invoice date, whichever is later
Pre-Approval Measure Requirements
The CEMS program must pre-approve this project track BEFORE the purchase or installation of products or equipment. Apply early and contact us with questions, we’re here to help!
  • Scope of work (SOW)
  • Manufacturer specification sheet(s)- with wattage and/or technical information
  • Calculations (if applicable)
  • Quotes
  • Photos of existing equipment
  • Tax Exempt Certificate (if applicable for payee)