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City of Palo Alto Utilities - Smart Energy Rebate Program

Savings Category 
Clothes Washers
Water Heaters
Heat Pumps
Building Insulation
Pool Pumps
Program Info
Sector Name 
Utility Marketing Services
Program Type 
Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

Power Strips: $10
Pool Pumps: $200
Refrigerators: $50
Clothes Washer: $125
Water Heaters: $80 - $300
Whole House Fan: $50
Attic Insulation: $0.20/sq. ft.


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 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. More information about all of CPAU's terms and conditions can be found on their website.