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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Riverside Public Utilities - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/18/2012
Program Overview:
State: California
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Windows, Doors, Motors, Motor VFDs, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Personal Computing Equipment, Pool Pumps, Window Film, Shade Trees, Energy Management System
Applicable Sectors: Commercial
Amount:Exit Sign: $25
PC Power Management: $15 per licensed PC
Energy Management Systems Assistance: $0.05/kWh saved annually
Lighting: $0.06 - $0.10/kWh reduced
Motors: $35 - $70; over 10 HP contact utility for rebate information
New Construction/Major Retrofits: $0.05/kWh reduced
Insulation: $0.05 - $0.10/kWh
Window/Doors: $1/sq. ft.
Window Film: $1/sq. ft.
Air Conditioning Systems: $150/ton
HVAC Tune Up: $10/ton
Refrigerator/Freezer: $100 - $200
Commercial Clothes Washer: $75
Room A/C: $50
Dishwasher: $50
Variable Speed Pool Pumps: $200
Shade Trees: $25/tree, up to 5 trees
Maximum Incentive:The incentive cap is $25,000 for all programs per customer, per calendar year with the rebate being no more than 25% of the product/equipment cost
Equipment Requirements:Contact utility for specific equipment requirements
Appliances must be Energy Star rated
Installation Requirements:Rebates are based on product cost only. Labor, additional parts, and tax are excluded. The level of incentive is based on size and or efficiency of the qualified product. Rebate amount cannot exceed the purchase price of the new product.
Expiration Date:Rebates must be submitted within 90 days of purchase to qualify.
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Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) offers a wide variety of rebates to commercial customers who wish to increase the efficiency of eligible facilities. Rebates are provided for

  • HVAC equipment
  • PC Management Systems
  • Lighting 
  • Motors 
  • ENERGY STAR® rated appliances

The maximum combined incentive for all rebates is $25,000 per customer account per year, with the rebate being no more than 25% of the equipment cost.

In addition to financial incentive programs, commercial customers may be eligible to participate in the Energy and Water Technical Assistance Program. This program provides customizable services to help businesses identify, track, and analyze energy saving opportunities. For more information, including program guidelines and applications, visit the program web site listed above.

  Programs & Services
Riverside Public Utilities
3901 Orange Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 826-5485
Web Site:
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