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

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Financial Incentive Program

Place California

Name Riverside Public Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Low-Income Residential, Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Ceiling Fan, Central Air conditioners, Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Duct/Air sealing, Heat pumps, Pool Pumps, Refrigerators, Roofs, Windows, Whole House Fans, Room Air Conditioners
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Whole House Program: Up to $7,000 per 12 month period

Refrigerators: $100 ($200 w/recycling of old unit)
Room Air Conditioner: $50
Dishwasher: $50
Clothes Washer: $75 - $155
Ceiling Fan: $25
Heat Pump/AC: $150/ton
HVAC Tune-Up: $25
Pool Pump: $200
Shade Tree: $25

Attic Insulation: $0.10 - $0.15/sq.ft
Exterior Wall Insulation: $0.15/sq. ft
Solar Attic/Whole House Fans: $100
Electric Attic Vent Fan: $50
Duct Replacement: $150
Duct Sealing: 50% of project cost, up to $350
Cool Roof: $0.10 - $0.20 per sq. ft
Window Film: $1.00 per sq. ft

Equipment Requirements All appliances must be ENERGY STAR® rated

Refrigerator: At least 14 cubic feet
Central AC/Heat Pumps: 15 SEER or greater
Exterior Wall Insulation: R-13+
Attic Insulation: R-19+
Duct Replacement: R-6+

Maximum Incentive Maximum allowable rebate for appliances is $500 per customer, per year

Central AC/Heat Pumps: $1,000

Program Administrator Riverside Public Utilities
Website http://www.riversideca.gov/utilities/residents.asp

References DSIRE[1]


Riverside Public Utilities offers an incentive for residential customers to upgrade the efficiency of a variety of equipment within eligible homes. Rebates are offered for Energy Star appliances, energy efficient weatherization measures, and HVAC equipment. In order to receive rebates, all equipment efficiency standards must be met.

In addition to these incentives Riverside Public Utilities will also pick up and recycle old refrigerators at no cost for the customer. RPU also provides a $25 per-tree rebate for planting up to five qualifying shade trees per year. Visit the program web site listed above for more information on these program incentives.

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)"