PG&E - Data Center Cooling Control Program

April 16, 2012


Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) provides incentives for data centers in their service territory to improve their energy efficiency. The Data Center Cooling Controls Program targets opportunities to improve the cooling systems of data centers with an area of 5,000+ square feet. Eligible sites can have a cooling operations assessment performed by qualified engineering professionals at no cost. If opportunities exist, the data center may be eligible for financial incentives to improve the efficiency of their cooling systems. Server Virtualization applications are only accepted for government facilities after March 31, 2011.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: California
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Quantum Energy Services & Technologies, Inc./QuEST
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Motor VFDs
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Data Center Equipment
Incentive Amount: Energy Efficiency Solutions for Data Centers: $0.08/kWh annual savings
Server Virtualization/Consolidation: $200/server
Data Center Assessment: Free
Eligible System Size: Data center should be 5,000 square feet or larger.


Name: Program Guide


Name: Data Center Cooling Control Program - PG&E
Address: 2001 Addison Street
Berkeley CA 94704
Phone: (510) 540-7200

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.