Riverside Public Utilities - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (California)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place California

Name Riverside Public Utilities - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Clothes Washers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Dishwasher, Doors, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Heat pumps, Lighting, Motors, Refrigerators
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Exit Sign: $25

PC Power Management: $15 per licensed PC
Energy Management Systems Assistance: $0.05 per kWh saved annually
Lighting: $0.05 per kWh reduced
Motors: $35 - $70; over 10 HP contact utility for rebate information
New Construction/Major Retrofits: $0.05 per kWh reduced
Central AC/Heat Pumps/Package AC/Chiller Systems: $100 per ton
HVAC Tune Up: $10 per 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

Equipment Requirements Contact utility for specific equipment requirements

Appliances must be Energy Star rated
Refrigerator: 14 cubic ft or larger

Expiration Date Rebates must be submitted within 90 days of purchase to qualify.

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.

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

Program Administrator Riverside Public Utilities
Website http://www.riversideca.gov/utilities/busi-guidelines.asp

References DSIRE[1]


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

RPU also offers free pickup and recycling for old, inefficient refrigerators. 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.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Programs and Services
Department Riverside Public Utilities
Address 3901 Orange Street
Place Riverside, California
Zip/Postal Code 92501
Phone (951) 826-5485

Email utilities@riversideca.gov
Website http://www.riversideca.gov/utilities/default.asp

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"