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Riverside Public Utilities - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Savings Category 
Heat Pumps
Maximum Rebate 

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 Info
Expiration Date 

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

Program Type 
Utility Rebate Program
Rebate 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

Riverside Public Utilities

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.

Other Information 

Contact utility for specific equipment requirements
Appliances must be Energy Star rated
Refrigerator: 14 cubic ft or larger