To become an approved PG&E HVAC Optimization Program Contractor you must satisfy the following requirements:
- Be in business for a minimum of five years
- Employ a minimum of two full-time certified HVAC technicians (trade school with a minimum of five years’ service experience)
- Meet financial stability requirements which may include credit report
- Comply with PG&E background check requirements for each field employee
- Provide three local references from commercial customers with contracts of $10,000 or greater for a period of more than three years
- Carry the minimum insurance requirements
- Present proof of a minimum of a C-20 and/or C-10 license (C-10 can only provide EVC installation services.)
In order for technicians to be eligible to participate, they must satisfy the following Optimization Program requirements:
- Completion of a union or certified trade school HVAC Training Program or have a minimum of two years’ verifiable HVAC service experience.
- Hold a Universal EPA Certificate.
- Have a minimum of two years’ commercial HVAC service experience.
- No conviction of a felony or misdemeanor within the past seven years.
If you meet these minimum requirements and would like to enroll, Sign Up Today.
Once approved, all participating contractors receive comprehensive training designed on the ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 180 program.
Maintaining Contractor Eligibility
In order to maintain eligibility in the program you must:
Maintain License, bonding and insurance as required by the CSLB and the Contractor Participation Agreement for this program.
Maintain an 80% pass rate on all Quality Assurance inspections of units enrolled in the program.
Maintain 2 technicians trained in the program requirements at all times.
Contractors that fail to meet this requirement are notified, placed on an “inactive” status, and removed from the “Find a Participating Contractor” list.