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City of Palo Alto Utilities - Smart Energy Rebate Program

Savings Category 
Clothes Washers
Water Heaters
Air conditioners
Building Insulation
Other EE
Pool Pumps
Tankless Water Heater
Maximum Rebate 

Offer is limited to one rebate per CPAU account per program period, for each qualifying measure

Program Info
Sector Name 
Utility Marketing Services
Program Type 
Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

Dishwashers: $50
Refrigerators: $50
Refrigerator Recycling Bonus: $35
Clothes Washers: $125
Power Strips: $10
Gas Furnaces: $200
Central AC Replacement: $200 - $300
Solar Attic Fan: $25
Boilers: $300
Attic/Roof/Wall Insulation: $150 - $200
Wall Insulation: $200
Pool Pumps: $200
Gas Water Heater: $80 - $200
Electric Water Heater: $40
Tankless Water Heater: $150
Heat Pump Water Heaters: $200


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.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.