Energy Programs for Residents

PG&E Energy Saving Assistance Program 
PG&E's Energy Savings Assistance Program provides income-qualified renters and homeowners with easy, free solutions to help manage their energy use and save money on their monthly energy bills. Click here for more information.


Green Energy Training Services

Green Energy Training Services (GETS) is a pre-apprenticeship training program that prepares adults for careers in construction, energy efficiency, and the solar industry. GETS also offers additional training classes for industry professionals looking to develop their skills.
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Free Home Weatherization Energy
The Weatherization Program (WP) is a Federal and State funded program whose purpose is to assist low and/or fixed income people in making their homes more energy efficient and save money on their energy bills.  The program is available regardless of whether you own or rent, line in a house, apartment, or a mobile home. Click here for more information.


Book a No Cost "Green House Call"  
For seven weeks each summer, the City of Richmond and Rising Sun partner to employ youth age 15 to 22, and trains them to serve communities across the Bay Area with free 'green house calls'. At each green house call they check the home for efficiency, install free energy and water-saving equipment, and provide personalized recommendations for further savings.  The program is free and is available to any income household including renters and homeowners.  Click here for more information.

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R3: Richmond Recovery Rebates
The Richmond R3 Program was created utilizing American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding to increase opportunities for home energy efficiency upgrades and solar system installations for all  Richmond homeowners.

Richmond homeowners were eligible to receive up to $9,250 from various Energy Upgrade California rebate programs including Richmond's R3 Program to increase the energy efficiency of their homes. The R3 program also increased the number of residential solar installations by providing additional rebate payments to homeowners. The program offered two rebate amounts including a generous rebate for any income homeowners and free of charge solar installations for income qualifying homeowners. The Energy Upgrade California program is still available and a great opportunity to lower your energy use and make your home healthier and more comfortable. The R3 program is currently seeking new funding opportunities to reopen the program to Richmond homeowners. Click here for more information and a final report.