About the TECH Initiative

TECH Clean California is a $120 million initiative designed to help advance the state’s mission to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. This will be done by driving the market adoption of low-emissions space and water heating technologies for existing single and multifamily homes across California—a notable source of the state’s carbon footprint. Additionally, 40% of program benefits will be targeted towards low-income and disadvantaged communities. The initiative was developed as part of California Senate Bill 1477 and is funded by California gas corporation ratepayers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.

Key Activities:

  • Provide comprehensive guidance on product incentives, pilots, workforce development and training opportunities and local and state policies that impact the market.
  • Expand the reach of consumer awareness campaign, The Switch is On, in markets with TECH initiatives in place.
  • Develop custom messaging and outreach for low-income customers and disadvantaged communities through low-income facilitators and CBOs.
  • Collect and publish sales data, energy and GHG impacts to inform California’s long-term decarbonization strategy.

Additional Links & Resources

TECH Partner Flyer: Learn more about how you can help shape the TECH initiative.

Dec.15, 2021 Stakeholder Meeting:
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Aug. 12, 2021 Stakeholder Meeting:
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Matched Incentive Funding and the Incentive Clearinghouse

TECH Clean California provides matched funding to add upon clean heating incentives for utility, initiative administrator, and third-party funder incentives. All TECH matching incentives are provided at the contractor level (regardless of where the base program incentive is provided). TECH hosts a centralized incentive platform to make it easy for customers to find trade allies, and for market and trade ally partners to find incentives and submit a single application for all eligible programs.

Quick Start Grants, Regional Pilots, and Financing

TECH will jumpstart large scale opportunities and address barriers to adoption.

Quick Start Grants: Leverage large scale installation opportunities that accelerate deployment of heat pumps and strategically important installations that will help scale adoption.

Regional Pilots:

  • Permit Streamlining
  • Strategic Customer Targeting,
  • Tariffed on Bill (TOB) financing
  • Low-Income Fuel Switching
  • Multi-Family portfolio projects
  • HPWH load shifting readiness

Financing: Support access to low-interest financing by helping to expand REEL and Affordable Multifamily Financing (AMF).

Workforce Training and Development

TECH will offer workforce education and training through a centralized hub that can stand alone or be coordinated with existing programs. TECH will:

  • Collaborate with manufacturers, distributors, utilities and existing contractor trainers to expand and promote their heat pump and heat pump water heater trainings.
  • Introduce and conduct training on “how to sell electrification.”
  • Provide hands-on support for contractors who serve and hire from low-income communities. Help them gain the licenses to complete projects, and help grow their workforce to support an expanding industry.
  • Support multifamily property owners, engineers, and contractors with three levels of training – benefits of electrification, design and specification, and product training. It will also provide pre-installation analysis and post-installation monitoring.
  • Distribute free HPWHs to engaged contractors to give them first-hand experience of living with heat pump technology. This personal experience will enhance the customer sales process.


For information about how you can participate, or if you have questions, contact us at TECH.info@energy-solution.com.

The TECH Clean California Team:

Our Mission

At Energy Solutions we focus on big impacts. And we believe that creating solutions that align with the needs of the market is the most powerful way to deliver large-scale energy, carbon and water-use savings.



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