Contractor Alliance Network Member Application

Puget Sound Energy's Contractor Alliance Network

Trade allies are the cornerstone to achieving PSE’s Energy Efficiency goals. PSE’s Contractor Alliance Network (CAN) provides eligible trade allies with a pathway to become a qualified member of PSE’s contractor network. Members receive exclusive access to current Energy Efficiency program news and information, marketing tools and resources, and streamlined rebate application procedures. Long-term qualified members, or Tier 1 trade allies, may have access to PSE customer referrals for select products and services.

What does membership in the Contractor Alliance Network provide for your company?

  1. Marketability of your company as a part of PSE's Contractor Alliance Network
  2. Access to PSE marketing material
  3. Information on current program offerings, rebate eligibility criteria, and quality assurance policies and procedures
  4. Educational resources to support continuing development within your organization
  5. Competitive advantage by providing customers Puget Sound Energy Instant Rebates as an additional sales tool

How is the Contractor Alliance Network structured?

PSE CAN members are held to the highest degree of quality and service. The network is based on a tiered structure, providing additional benefits to members that meet program performance standards. Performance standards are built on metrics associated to job completion, continuing education, quality assurance inspections, and customer service. A CAN member’s performance is evaluated every six months, at which point tier adjustments may occur. There are two tiers to the network.

Tier 2 Members

  • New members to CAN, or existing members adding a program offering
  • Access to exclusive marketing materials
  • Ability to supply instant rebates to customers
  • Program training and resources to successfully navigate rebate eligibility and
    processing requirements

Tier 1 Members

  • Existing members who meet initial six month performance requirements
  • Includes all Tier 2 member benefits
  • Access to PSE customer referrals for select products and services

What are the standard requirements to become a Contractor Alliance Network member?

  • Trade Ally has been in business selling or providing energy efficiency products or services for a minimum of 5 years.
  • Trade Ally maintains an active Washington State business license
  • Trade Ally must provide proof of General Liability and Auto Coverage insurance with application. Upon approval of application and acceptance as a member, additional requirements apply.
  • Trade Ally must maintain Worker’s Compensation and Employer’s Liability insurance.
  • Trade Ally must document Trade Specific certifications as applicable*
  • General and Specialty Trade Allies must hold an active Contractor Registration with the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries

*Required certifications:

Home Energy Assessment: BPI Building Analyst I
Solar Program: NABCEP Solar PV Certification

CAN is currently closed for enrollment

The Contractor Alliance Network is currently closed for enrollment. The next opportunity for open enrollment will be February 2018.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact psecontractorreferral@pse.com.

*To be considered for Tier 1 membership, each contractor must meet specific performance criteria within its first six months of participation.