Home Upgrade

Update for SoCalREN Participating Contractors: During this period of transition, all Program Support emails (e.g. homeupgrade@theenergynetwork.com) and Program Support phone numbers (i.e. 888-919-0244 or 877-785-2237) are active and unchanged.


Become a Participating Contractor

The Energy Network is introducing an easy option to become an Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade Participating Contractor. Submit an interest form to be guided through The Energy Network’s easy credential process. Once registered, you’ll gain immediate access to rebates and marketing benefits.


What is the process?

If you’ve never participated in Home Upgrade, there are just three easy steps to get started:

1. Submit an interest form to have an account manager contact you, or contact an account manager directly at (877) 785-2237 or homeupgrade@theenergynetwork.com.

2. Complete the paperwork and program introduction with your account manager. Attend program overview (~1 hour) and online portal training (~30 minutes) with an account manager. 

  • Sign and return the Contractor Participation Agreement, which confirms:
  • You have read the Contractor Manual and agree to follow program guidelines
  • You agree to schedule a mentoring session for your first The Energy Network Home Upgrade project
  • You have a BPI-BA certified team member (or sub-consultant) for combustion safety testing. Is combustion safety testing a problem? Click here for a list of Testing Service Providers who can do your testing for you.
  • Provide up-to-date insurance documents
  • Submit an IRS Form W-9 to our financial institution so that we can send you
    incentive checks

3. Register at The Energy Network’s online portal to apply for projects, or provide the information to the account manager who will assist you with the process.

Once that’s done, you can start submitting projects and earning rebates for your customers!

If you are an active Participating Contractor registered with www.socalenergyupgradecontractors.com, you do not need to complete any additional paperwork – just register with the online portal to get started.


Why participate with The Energy Network?

  • An easier way to become a Participating Contractor
  • Offer up to $3,000 in Home Upgrade rebates and incentives
  • Receive up to $10,000 in Co-op Marketing Matching Funds for your business
  • Flexible and streamlined registration and application process
  • No minimum number of projects required to remain active
  • Quick turnaround to receive incentive checks
  • Outstanding contractor and customer service

To view a list of technical specifications for Qualifying Upgrades, click here.