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$500 PG&E Clean Fuel Rebate

Discussion in 'California' started by Randaddy, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. smartypnz

    smartypnz Supporting Member

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    After calling to check on approval, spoke to a very nice person who was on the learning curve. Apparently they were inundated around the 13th 14th of this month (Suspect this forum may be the culprit).
    But they are trying to get the process going. Was reminded that acceptance notice does state 4 weeks possible, so hold tight. The link in that message that is supposed to check status does not work and is a known problem.

    So, patience, grasshopper.
     
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  2. sorka

    sorka Active Member

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    I just got an email telling me my rebate check has been mailed. That will bring the total up to $3000 for CA + the $7500 I got from the feds.
     
  3. EinSV

    EinSV Active Member

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    Thank you -- I was starting to wonder if my application had somehow fallen through the cracks.
     
  4. sorka

    sorka Active Member

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    You're confirmation email has a link to check the current status of your application.
     
  5. EinSV

    EinSV Active Member

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    Thanks. My link doesn't work for some reason -- tried in on both the computer and the phone.
     
  6. mblakele

    mblakele radial cross member

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    As of today the backlog appears to be about 15 calendar days.
     
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  7. iceman747

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    I applied on January 10, still waiting.
     
  8. mblakele

    mblakele radial cross member

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    Still "processing"? Or are you "approved for payment"?
     
  9. iceman747

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    In progress
     
  10. patrick40363

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    Applied on 1-12-17 and approved for payment today 1-27-17.
     
  11. brucet999

    brucet999 Active Member

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    Allow me to offer a little quibble here. My guess is that PG&E was required to pass part of the credits on to rate payers.

    Still good for you NorCal guys.
     
  12. patrick40363

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    You are correct.They were required.
     
  13. gregd

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    Got my approval email today! Submitted on 1/12.
     
  14. cwerdna

    cwerdna Active Member

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    My link didn't work either. Thanks to some folks on Nextdoor (I posted about this rebate there), the correct format is

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    http://energyinsight.secure.force.com/cleanfuelrebateapplication/cleanfuelrebateappstatus?Application_Number_EI__c=YOUR-APPLICATION-ID
    . Replace YOUR-APPLICATION-ID with the id in your application received/approved email.

    For me, my partial timeline was
    "Clean Fuel Rebate Application Received" email arrived on 1/10.
    "Clean Fuel Rebate Application Approved" email arrived on 1/13.
    Check arrived on 1/19.

    That said, someone on Nextdoor a few days ago called and was told 60 days.

    I've deposited my check already.
     
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  15. SR-75

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    Clean Fuel Rebate Application Received email arrived on 1/18.

    Still waiting for update.
     
  16. Wshowell

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    This is a very smart move for PGE and it might become an annual thing. Here's why... on your bill you'll notice something called "electric public purpose programs". Mine was $23.54 last month and my parents was $24.56. Cleary, it's a % of one's bill. I believe this money goes right into public energy programs. You see it at Costco when LED bulbs have a $5 instant rebate provided by PG&E. if you think about it, using this money to reduce someone's electrical consumption doesn't really work to PGE's advantage but it's the right thing to do. Giving EV owners the $500 DOES work to PG&Es advantage AND is also the right thing to do. My Dad's check arrived yesterday and my check should be forthcoming. I factored for my parents that $500 is worth about 13K miles of travel. I overheard Dad today at a breakfast telling a friend about the $500 rebate, the state rebate and the federal tax credit and how it's made the cost of ownership much easier. Since we EV owners are PG&Es best customers (we use a lot of electricity and we buy it when there is excess on the grid) they want us all to add a 2nd EV to our fleet. It's better to pay PGE an extra $100/month in cleaner energy than XOM $300 in dirty energy and I won't even go into our dollars going to hostile nations discussion. Here's hoping this becomes an annual thing.
     
  17. Branzo90D

    Branzo90D Salt and Pepper

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    @Randaddy OP: Thanks for the information! Just applied (January 29). Will update as my application progresses.
     
  18. ucmndd

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    I see you're in Merced - not sure how long ago you bought your car, but the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has a $3,000 rebate as well for new purchases:

    Grant and Incentive Programs
     
  19. iceman747

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    Did anyone apply using their purchase agreement and get their rebate? I wonder if that's the reason for my delay.
     
  20. EinSV

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    In case anyone is having issues with their link in the confirmation email like I did, mine never worked (and I was too lazy to try @cwerdna's fix) but I did receive the approval email today. The original email confirming receipt of my application was 1/15.
     

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