Makes Your Water Heater Work for You, Plus a SNEW Project Highlight

Lauren Kayari

Lauren Kayari

Climate and Energy Intern

WatterSaver Program: Lower Your Water Heating Costs

WatterSaver is a new program available to PG&E customers that pays you to heat water when electricity demand and rates are lower. By enrolling in WatterSaver, your connected water heater can automatically (no programming required!) take advantage of lower rates, so water is heated at the least expensive times of day. And you won’t be sacrificing comfort – hot water will be ready whenever you need it.

There is no fee to join, and you can opt-out at any time without penalty. Plus, customers participating in the program will receive a $50 gift card enrollment bonus and an additional $5 gift card credit for every month they participate. By shifting some energy use to times with lower demand, the program also helps to decrease strains on the power grid and reduce the risk of power outages.

To sign up, visit

SNEW Project Highlight

The SNEW team worked with American Valley Hardware, a small business in Quincy, CA, to help them become more energy efficient and save money. SNEW connected them with a trade professional to conduct a no-cost facility energy audit, where they discovered ways they could lower their energy bills. By utilizing PG&E’s On-Bill Financing and GoGreen Financing, American Valley Hardware was able to install LED lights and add insulation.

These changes will improve comfort, help them become more resilient, and save more money by lowering energy costs.

If you are interested in learning about how your business can save energy and money, including receiving a free energy audit assessment, email

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