SB-Cal ACTION INITIATIVE
On Bill Financing for
California Small Businesses
(Note: PG&E does not yet offer On Bill
Financing. PG&E currently offers Energy Edge Small Business
Financing which uses third party financing. The program is
available in selected areas in CA. Update
Current OBF News
February 18, 2009...."Oregon
bill encourages energy efficiency upgrades"
by Ryan Post
SB-Cal presents our
2008 Energy Leadership Award to Frank
Spasaro with Sempra Utilities
9/8/08 Reply Comments - PG&E & SCE Respond To SB-Cal OBF
SB-Cal OBF Comments on 2009 - 11 CA IOU Program Applications
2007 Federal Legislation - OBF To Roll Out Via SBA
October 2007 CPUC Decision on 2009-11 Programs with Ruling on
SDG&E OBF progress
OBF Developments in Pennsylvania
Update for the United Illuminating Small Business Energy
Advantage OBF Program - 2006
Results (posted 1/15/07)
SDG&E reported on November 28th,
2006 to the Policy Advisory Group Meeting the following
Frank Spasaro noted that there are
17 OBF applications now being processed. Of these,
14 are public entities and 3 are for commercial
Advice letter filed with CPUC to
raise the loan ceiling from $25,000 to $50,000.
Advice letter filed to extend
maximum loan terms limits for qualified business &
multi-family projects to 5 years
Advice letter filed to change
"credit" eligibility requirements to : minimum two year
active account, no disconnect notices in past 12
months and no deposit on hand.
For the SDG&E Multi-Family program,
OBF will be promoted in general.
SB-Cal is researching the OBF
potential for solar hot water applications in the
Multi-Family sector and will report findings to SDG&E.
So Cal Gas reported the same time...
SCE reported on November 28th, 2006
to the Policy Advisory Group Meeting the following
Dave Bruder announced OBF design
made it through the SCE legal dept. He stated that
inclusion of OBF into IT infrastructure was less of a
problem than expected.
Due to the minimum $5K loan amount,
the targeted small business program needed to be
re-calibrated from very small to small/medium customers.
For OBF loans to public entities,
SCE is filing an advice letter to raise the maximum loan
amount to $1,000,000.00.
For past events, please go to CA OBF
Background and Early Progress