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Combined Heat and Power Partnership

Energy Efficiency Financing for Public Sector Projects

dCHPP Glossary (PDF) (2 pp, 53K)

Date Last Updated5/5/2014
Incentive TypeLoan
State/FederalCA
Incentive Administrator/Contact OfficeCalifornia Energy Commission
Incentive Initiation Date3/21/2012
Incentive Size and Funding SourceThe California Energy Commission offers zero- or low-interest loans for energy efficiency projects and energy generation projects, including CHP projects. The maximum loan amount is $3 million per application. There is no minimum loan amount. The interest rate is 0% or 1% depending on the recipient.
Eligible RecipientEligible for 0% interest rate loans:
  • School district.
  • Charter school.
  • County office of education.
  • State special school.
  • Community college district.
Eligible for 1% interest rate loans:
  • Cities.
  • Counties.
  • Special districts.
  • Public college or university (except community colleges).
  • Public care institutions/ public hospitals.
Residential, commercial, and/or private non-profit institutions are not eligible for these funds.
Eligible FuelDoes Not Specify
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required (%)Does Not Specify
Application Form(s)Application Documents
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