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2010 Update

Application forms are being updated for 2010-2012. Other forms and information below may not yet reflect the current program terms and conditions. In the interim, please contact the Program Manager, Hua Feng, at (415) 369-1070 or Or call your PG&E account representative.

About REEP

The Refinery Energy Efficiency Program (REEP) supports continuous improvement in the productivity and energy efficiency of petroleum refinery operations. Energy efficiency upgrades supported by REEP are an important step toward:

  • More economical operations
  • Improved control of industrial processes
  • Less energy use
  • Measurable reductions in GHG emissions
  • Incentives that shorten the payback period

Since 2006, REEP has developed incentive projects that are saving more than 16 GWh per year and reducing demand by nearly 1,400 kW.

Refineries that are within the service territory of PG&E, receive electricity from PG&E, and pay the California Public Goods Charge are eligible to participate in REEP.

Financial Incentive
(effective January 1, 2009)

  • Electric measures
    • Lighting: $0.05/kWh and $100/kW peak demand*
    • HVAC: $0.15/kWh and $100/kW*
    • Other: $0.09/kWh and $100/kW*
  • Gas measures: $1.00/therm

Peak demand is defined as the average grid level impact of a measure between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. during the three-day weekday period containing the hottest weekday temperature of the year.

Custom Upgrades

REEP highlights projects that capture mechanical energy or move fluids more efficiently. It supports most measures that increase the efficiency of electricity use and do not adversely impact production. For example:

  • Power recovery turbines
  • Variable frequency drives (VFDs) for pumps and fans
  • Pump re-rating
  • Process control and optimization

Technical Assistance

No-cost, site-specific program services include:

  • Preliminary on-site energy assessment
  • Technical assistance for project development
  • Assistance in project management
  • Assistance in identifying and evaluating project financing options
  • Measurement and verification of energy savings

Where possible, REEP will help participants take advantage of synergies between their need to meet legislative requirements for reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the program offerings.