LOS ANGELES--()--On the heels of a successful Spring/Summer 2012 application season, Energy Upgrade California in Los Angeles County announces it is nearing its projected goals for residential Energy Upgrade incentive payouts. Due to high interest in home energy upgrades offered through the program, in partnership with Southern California Edison and Southern California Gas Company, LA County’s matching incentive funds are expected to be fully committed by the end of September. As a result, LA County will no longer accept LA County Incentive Applications for matching incentives after September 28, 2012 for Basic and Advanced Path projects.
“While LA County matching incentive funds are expected to be fully committed for Basic and Advanced Path jobs, utility provider incentives still remain aggressive. As this initiative continues to grow, so will incentive opportunities for homeowners.”
Owners of detached, single-family homes must submit a completed and date stamped LA County Incentive Application as well as a date stamped Utility Confirmation of Incentive Reservation on or before Friday, September 28 in order to qualify for up to $4,000 in LA County incentives. To ensure that homeowners receive their matching LA County incentive funds, projects must be completed by no later than February 1, 2013 with a utility quality-control (QC) approval date stamped on or before February 1. LA County homeowners will still be able to qualify for up to $4,000 in rebates from Southern California Edison and Southern California Gas Company for Basic and Advanced Path projects beyond September 28th.
“Due to outstanding promotional efforts by the program’s Participating Contractors, Energy Champions, the County and various stakeholders, as well as a successful summer marketing campaign, Energy Upgrade California in Los Angeles County has generated a groundswell of interest from LA County homeowners in making their homes – and the County – more energy efficient,” said Howard Choy, General Manager of the County Office of Sustainability. “While LA County matching incentive funds are expected to be fully committed for Basic and Advanced Path jobs, utility provider incentives still remain aggressive. As this initiative continues to grow, so will incentive opportunities for homeowners.”
LA County's matching rebates for Flex Path jobs are not impacted by the Sept. 28th deadline and will remain intact until its retrofit goals are met.
About Energy Upgrade California in Los Angeles County: Energy Upgrade California Los Angeles is administered and overseen by an alliance among LA County, Southern California Edison, and Southern California Gas Company. Los Angeles County was one of the first counties in California to roll out this program. Locally, county officials are coordinating with Southern California Edison, the Southern California Gas Company and L.A.D.W.P. to provide homeowners with information on home upgrade benefits, financing, incentives and home energy ratings and help with finding participating contractors. For more information, consumers can visit www.energyupgradeCA.org/LACounty.