Energy Watch Partnership

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The Marin Energy Watch Partnership provides resources and incentive funds to help residents, businesses and public agencies become more energy efficient. The Partnership is funded by California utility ratepayers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

Public Agencies, businesses of all sizes, and residential properties located in Marin County that are currently Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) or Marin Clean Energy customers can participate in the program.


Public Agencies

Since 2004, the Marin Energy Management Team (MarinEMT) has been providing free energy management services to Marin's public agencies including local governments, schools, and special districts.

Acting as your Energy Manager

The MarinEMT was conceived in the idea that energy management services could be more cost effectively provided to small public sector institutions if their needs could be served in aggregate, as a collaboration. MarinEMT staff act as energy management for local governments and school districts in Marin County. The team acts as an extension of public agency staff, helping to reduce and manage energy use, improve the comfort and productivity of staff and students and save scarce dollars. We sit on the agency’s side of the table, helping them to understand how much energy their facilities use, to evaluate how they can be more efficient and to finance and implement energy-efficiency projects. We also help staff find products, contractors, engineering and other public or utility-sponsored programs.

For additional information contact Dana Armanino, MarinEMT coordinator, via email or phone (415) 473-3292.


Energy Efficiency Resources for Businesses

Small to medium sized businesses have access to project support and financial incentives for doing energy efficiency improvements through the Pacific Gas and Electric Company and the Marin County Energy Watch Partnership. Eligible projects include lighting, HVAC, and refrigeration energy efficiency improvements.

The Marin Energy Watch Program works with The Energy Alliance Association (TEAA) Inc. to provide audits, referrals to qualified contractors, and project oversight. Contact TEAA at or call (707) 542-3171.


Financing Options

Businesses now have access to several financing tools to help them complete their energy efficiency projects:

  • PG&E is offering 0% interest loans for qualifying energy efficiency projects. Loan terms and monthly payment amounts are determined based on your estimated monthly savings from the new products. Business customers may qualify for loans between $5,000 and $100,000, with loan periods of up to five years. Click here for more information.
  • Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) - Property owners can secure upfront funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects which they repay through an up to 20-year special line item on their property taxes - instead of traditional consumer credit. Currently, the program is open to property owners in the unincorporated portions of the county and properties located in Corte Madera, Fairfax, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, Ross, San Anselmo, San Rafael and Tiburon. You can learn more, check your eligibility and find a participating contractor on our Energy Financing page.


Visit the Sustainability Team's For Residents page for information on residential energy efficiency resources.

Success Stories

Marin Business Energy Efficiency Project Highlights

Disclaimer: Funding is limited. Services and incentives are provided on a 1st-come, 1st-served basis and only while funding lasts. CA consumers are not obligated to purchase any full-fee service or other service not funded by this program. This program is funded by CA ratepayers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. “PG&E” refers to Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation. © 2013 Pacific Gas and Electric Company. All rights reserved.