City of Jackson Energy Action Plan (EAP)

On February 23, 2015, the City of Jackson accepted the Energy Action Plan (EAP) as the City’s roadmap for expanding energy-efficiency, renewable-energy, and the cost-savings that accompany these efforts. To view the document, please click here.

Energy Efficiency

We use energy every day in our homes and offices to power our lights, appliances, heating and cooling systems, and other electronic devices. Energy efficient practices allow us to enjoy the comfort and performance of these modern conveniences while keeping our energy use, and our utility bills, low. Upgrades can make a huge difference in your energy bills. Replacing an older, energy-intensive refrigerator with an efficient EnergyStar® rated appliance or outdated compact fluorescent bulbs with highly efficient LEDs are just a couple changes that produce drastic savings. Home weatherization improvements, like changing out single-paned windows with double-paned, offer better insulation and can reduce the costs of heating or cooling your home.

Making your home or business more energy efficient is easier than ever before with a variety of rebate and incentive programs. Click the following links to learn more about existing programs that can help increase your energy efficiency:

PG&E Home Money Saver

Access the latest rebate information, catalog, and buyers guide for your next energy efficient upgrade with this interactive home money saver tool.

Energy House Calls (presented by PG&E)

Use PG&E’s Home Energy Checkup to find out where the energy in your home is being used, and find out more information about projects, rebates and programs that can help make your home more energy efficient and lower your monthly energy costs.

Energy Savings Assistance Program

The Energy Savings Assistance Program provides income qualified customers with energy saving improvements at no charge.

Project Go Inc.

Project Go-Inc. administers the low-income home energy assistance and weatherization assistance programs in Jackson.

Sierra Nevada Energy Watch (SNEW)

SNEW, administered by Sierra Business Council, delivers cost effective energy efficiency projects to businesses, non-profits, and governments in 14 counties across the Sierra Nevada region including Amador County. Over 1500 PG&E customers have taken advantage of this program since 2010.

PG&E Rebates and Incentives for Businesses

PG&E offers non-residential customers rebates and incentives for a variety of energy efficient products for companies, including lighting, HVAC, boilers and water heating, refrigeration, business computing, and more.  A full list of current rebates can be found using the PG&E money back tool.

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

PACE is a means of financing energy efficiency upgrades or renewable energy fixtures on existing structures. In areas under PACE legislation, municipal governments offer a specific bond to investors and then loan the money to consumers and businesses looking to fund a retrofit. Loans are typically paid out over an assigned term of 15-20 years via an annual assessment on the property tax bill. The PACE program was adopted by the City of Jackson on Feb. 22, 2016.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is energy that comes from natural resources, such as sunlight, wind, water, biomass, and geothermal activity. Local renewable energy projects can benefit the Town of Loomis by creating solar contracting jobs and generating energy from sources that are abundant and widely available.

City of Jackson Solar Roadmap

The Solar Roadmap is used to understand what actionable steps will be the most cost-effective for the community as it transitions to renewable energy. Each goal is designed for easy implementation and is prioritized for Jackson.  It provides resources for business and residence owners to learn more about solar opportunities.

Follow these links to learn more about incentives and financing options for PG&E customers who are looking to upgrade to solar energy and save:

Tax Exemption for Farm Equipment and Machinery

This partial exemption from state sales and use tax applies to solar photovoltaic systems that are primarily used to power farm equipment and machinery. Qualifying systems can be connected to the local electricity grid and used to offset the farm's electricity use via a net metering agreement with the local utility. This tax exemption is also applicable to wind machines and could apply to other energy efficient farm equipment.