City of Palo Alto Utilities - Smart Energy Rebate Program
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Central Air conditioners, Building Insulation, Pool Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Refrigerator Recycling Bonus: $35
Clothes Washers: $125
Gas Furnaces: $200
Central AC Replacement: $200 - $300
Attic/Roof/Wall Insulation: $150 - $200
Wall Insulation: $200
Power Strips: $10
Solar Attic Fan: $25
Pool Pumps: $200
Tank Water Heaters: $80 - $200 (Gas), $40 (Electric)
Tankless Water Heater: $150
Heat Pump Water Heaters: $200
Maximum Incentive:Offer is limited to one rebate per CPAU account per program period, for each qualifying measure
Equipment Requirements:All appliances must be Energy Star rated
Dishwasher: CEE Tier 2
Refrigerator: 12 cubic feet or larger
Clothes Washers: CEE Tier 3
Furnace: AFUE 92%
Central AC Replacement: Minimum SEER 14
Boilers: AFUE 85%
Water Heaters: See program application form
Attic/Roof/Wall Insulation: See program application form
Systems must be purchased new, at retail price
Installation Requirements:Applications must be postmarked and submitted no later than 90 days after purchase/install date
New construction projects are not eligible for insulation rebates
Summary: City of Palo Alto Utilities offers incentives to residential customers to increase the energy efficiency of homes through the Smart Energy Rebate Program. Rebates are offered for qualifying refrigerators, dishwashers, furnaces, boilers, air conditioners, water heaters, power strips, solar attic fans, heat pumps, pool pumps and insulation all meeting the efficiency standards documented in the rebate application form. Rebates are issued on requested rebate amount or actual cost of measure, whichever is the lesser amount. Rebates less than $350 will be applied to the CPAU utility account where qualifying measures were installed. Applications must be postmarked and submitted no later than 90 days after purchase/install date.
Submit proof of purchase and supporting documentation including:
• Retailer/Contractor name, address and phone number.
• Itemized listing of measures including purchase price, manufacturer’s name and product number.
• Date of full payment and payment terms.
• Documentation of efficiency levels.
Submit documentation to contact address.