Are property audits provided by ESA CAM?

Yes. ESA CAM staff will audit properties that are prepared to participate in ESA CAM if a qualifying audit has not been performed on the property within the past three years. 

Why is an audit required for participation in ESA CAM?

ESA CAM funds are public goods money, and it is the responsibility of the program to spend these funds in alignment with program goals on behalf of California rate payers. ESA CAM staff will work with each project before conducting the audit to make sure there is enough opportunity on site to successfully complete a qualifying ESA CAM scope of work.

When will ESA CAM provide audit reports?

The audit report will be sent within twelve business days of the property’s audit.

What are the deadlines for submitting an application and completing construction? 

Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis. If your project is interested in participating, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Please submit an interest form to get started. Applicable energy upgrades must be completed according to the project’s approved timeline or by October 1, 2020, whichever comes first.

What measures does ESA CAM include?

The current list of eligible measures is available on www.esacommonarea.com

Will ESA CAM modify the measure list on a case-by-case basis? 

Not at this time. Additional measures may be approved in the future. If you are interested in implementing a measure that is not on the current approved measures list, please contact ESA CAM staff.  

How will I know that incentives have been reserved for a property? 

When incentives are officially reserved for a project, an incentive reservation letter will be issued. Funding is available on a first-come-first-served basis dependent on program eligibility and funding availability. Projects that begin work prior to receiving the incentive reservation letter do so at their own financial risk. 

Will there be another round of funding for ESA CAM beyond 2020?

PG&E is submitting an application to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regarding the ESA 2021 program cycle. This application includes ESA In-Unit and ESA CAM.  

Are ESA CAM funds impacted by any funding changes that other PG&E programs have experienced or might experience in 2020?

This ESA CAM Program Cycle has an incentive budget of $25M. Changes to other PG&E programs will not impact ESA CAM funding availability. However, please note that ESA CAM funds are available on a first come, first served basis.

Who can I contact with additional questions?

Please contact ESA CAM program staff at 866-352-7457 or email