Commercial Programs

BayREN helps businesses of all sizes get the energy savings they want.

BayREN Commercial Programs

SMCB Performance Advisor

One-Stop-Shop Support!

The Small Medium Commercial Business (SMCB) Performance Advisor is a business support resource and a link between local governments, small businesses, and energy efficiency service providers and contractors. It is a “one-stop-shop” to:


  1. Qualify and enroll sites into the BayREN Pay-for-Performance Program;

  2. Promote and link existing utility programs when desired (e.g. direct install programs offered by PG&E) and financing programs; and

  3. Provide expert technical assistance and customer and contractor engagement, one-time and/or ongoing.



BayREN offers microloans to small and micro businesses who need assistance with co-payments for energy efficiency projects. BayREN understands that small business often have tight operating budgets and BayREN can offer loans for small amounts as little as $500 (or even less) to help make energy efficiency upgrades more affordable. BayREN provides this financing through local mission-driven lenders who offer very low cost or zero percent interest loans specifically for small businesses to fund co-payments for energy efficiency projects that utilize existing incentives, helping to spend down existing direct install rebate budgets and obtain additional savings from mature program infrastructure.


Association of Bay Area Governments 

375 Beale Street, 7th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94105-2066

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