BayREN Business FLEXmarket Empowers Bay Area Small Businesses to Save on Energy Costs


The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) is announcing its Business FLEXmarket rebate program designed to support eligible small businesses across the nine Bay Area counties.

Developed in partnership with Recurve, county representatives, and other stakeholders, this initiative is designed to offer small businesses an opportunity to significantly reduce their energy expenses and reinvest the savings into their operations.

“As the economic recovery from the pandemic continues, energy efficiency projects are an opportunity to reduce utility bills for businesses,” said Cara Bautista-Rao, program manager for the BayREN Business FLEXmarket. “The program gives contractors and businesses more flexibility to install energy efficiency projects that deliver deep energy savings.”

What sets this program apart is that incentive payments are directly tied to the actual energy savings achieved. For business owners, actual energy savings mean actual reductions in utility costs. For contractors, they can earn even more compared to traditional rebate programs.

Traditionally, many businesses face barriers to participating in incentive programs due to lack of capacity, capital, and other reasons. However, with the BayREN Business FLEXmarket, these challenges are being overcome. By offering generous rebates for reducing energy consumption, this groundbreaking initiative aims to deliver unprecedented energy savings for businesses that have been underserved in the past, while supporting California's ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals. Visit to learn more.

BayREN is a coalition of the Bay Area’s nine counties — a network of local governments partnering to promote resource efficiency at the regional level, focusing on energy, water and greenhouse gas reduction. BayREN offers resource efficiency programs for residents and small businesses. To learn more, visit: