Demystifying Energy Efficiency – Facility Upgrades Made Easy for SoCal Commercial Businesses

When it comes to hard-working commercial business owners like you, energy efficiency can be far from your main focus but implementing practical efficiency upgrades can offer significant opportunities for lowering your energy bill and improving your bottom line.

What can feel like an overwhelming gauntlet of options is made simple by the energy solutions experts at Willdan. We drive the entire process from identifying upgrade opportunities and lining up incentives to project design, management, procurement and implementation — all while minimizing disruptions to your day-to-day operations.

Smart, Energy-Efficient Solutions, Customized for Your Business

We understand that energy efficiency upgrades are not one-size-fits-all. Willdan helps you identify the improvements that make the most sense for you and your business and maximize your ROI.

Southern California Edison (SCE) has contracted with Willdan Energy Solutions to develop, implement and offer the Commercial Energy Efficiency Program to SCE customers. As part of the program, Willdan provides comprehensive consultations, technical expertise, financing options and energy efficiency upgrades.

Best of all, we offer a range of flexible program incentives that help cover project costs.

How it Works: The Energy Efficiency Process Made Simple

We guide you every step of the way — from defining the project that best works for you to scheduling, equipment installation and identifying delivered energy savings.

Step 1: Qualify & Assess

The energy solutions experts at Willdan start by verifying that your facility meets the program participation criteria: Are you an SCE customer? Do you pay Public Purpose Program charges on your utility bill? What utility rebates or incentives have you received in the past?

We can walk you through our no-obligation Services Request Form, which allows us to start the verification process and begin collecting utility bill information.

Once we’ve pre-qualified your facility, we’ll schedule a visit to perform an energy consultation to share how the program works and to evaluate potential energy-saving opportunities. We’ll review the program assistance that your project would qualify for, including incentives, technical assistance or other benefits that make achieving energy efficiency easier. We’ll develop tailor-made proposals aimed at maximizing your savings by gathering detailed information about how you operate. Willdan or one of our authorized partners will work with you through the process, from defining the project you want to implement to scheduling, installation and delivering energy savings.

Step 2: Apply

We will submit your application to SCE. Once approved, your rebate is reserved. To officially enroll in the program, you’ll sign a Customer-Implementer Agreement. This document lists the full program terms and conditions, and provides all program disclosures, including but not limited to estimated kWh savings, your enrollment options, measures, the price and the billing cycle.

After our consultation, the project is submitted for review by SCE and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to verify incentive eligibility before proceeding to installation.

Step 3: Install

Project installation options are adaptable. Once your application is approved, use your own contractor or we can connect you with a Certified Trade Pro to install your project. We can connect you with options tailored to your needs if you need financing, including financing options with no up-front costs that are tailored to your specific needs. You are under no obligation to use these financing options.

We can also provide technical assistance like engineering design, equipment selection and commissioning.

Step 4: Verify

Once your upgrades have been installed and commissioned, we’ll measure, verify and report the amount of energy saved to you, SCE and the CPUC. If you qualified for any of our flexible incentives, we’ll issue those funds upon approval by SCE.

Step 5: Save

Following SCE approval of the post-installation package, Willdan will issue your rebate check within 30 days. Congratulations! You’ve started saving energy and improved your facilities.

Navigate a Range of Upgrade Options for Commercial Businesses

We know the ins-and-outs of energy efficiency upgrades for every type of commercial business, including retail, offices, restaurants, grocery stores, warehouses, technology parks, private universities, lodgings and more.

Willdan’s energy solutions experts specialize in over 200 energy-saving opportunities, including LED lighting and controls, high-efficiency HVAC, building management system (BMS) controls and optimization, building electrification, whole-building retro commissioning and more.

We can help you understand the benefits of each option, and which options best suit you and your business.

Find Out How You Can Upgrade to Save

Save energy and improve your bottom line with Willdan. To learn more, visit our Commercial Energy Efficiency Program website or email us at