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SMUD - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Retail Supplier
Savings Category 
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Heat Pumps
Air conditioners
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Motor VFDs
Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
Custom/Others pending approval
Other EE
Food Service Equipment
Personal Computing Equipment
Data Center Equipment
LED Lighting
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Maximum Rebate 

Savings By Design: $150,000
Data Center Cooling: $100,000
Server Virtualization: $150,000
Lighting Controls: $300,000
Interior Lighting (custom): $150,000
Exterior Lighting (custom): $50,000
Heating & Cooling (custom): $150,000
Motors & Controls (custom): $150,000

Program Info
Sector Name 
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Program Type 
Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

PC/Data Management
PC Network Software: $10/software license
Plug Load Occupancy Sensors: $16.50
Data Center Cooling: 30% of cost
Server Virtualization: 30% of cost

LED Exit Signs: $15 - $40
Channel Signage: $2 - $6/ft
Occupancy Sensors: $16.50 - $44
LED Lighting (Interior): $0.10 - $0.15/kWh; plus $200/kW for Title 24 applications
LED Lighting (Exterior): Up to 30% of cost
Display/Accent Lighting (Ceramic Metal Halide): $12.50 - $45
Bi-Level Stairwell/Hall/Garage Fixtures: $25/unit
Custom: $0.06/kWh up to 30% of cost
Lighting Controls: up to 80% of cost

Heating & Cooling
Custom: $0.08/kWh, up to 30% of cost
Advanced Evaporative Cooler: $123/ton
Package Terminal AC & Heat Pumps: $100/unit
Variable Frequency Drives: $50/HP
Variable Speed Motor Air Handling System: $50/unit
Reflective Window Film: $1.35/square foot

Food Service Equipment
Refrigeration: See Program Website
Ovens: $350 - $1,000/unit
Griddle: $300/unit
Fryers: $200/vat
Steam Cooker: $750/unit
Ice Machines: $50 - $500/unit
Insulated Holding Cabinets: $200 - $300
Ventilation Controls: $300 - $350/hp

Motors & Controls
Custom: 30% of cost
Escalator Motor Controller: $20/hp

Water-Based Cleaning Equipment: Up to $4,200

The prescriptive lighting program is currently out of funds for new projects. Contact SMUD for further information.

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) offers a wide array of incentives for its commercial customers to increase the energy efficiency of their facilities. Rebates are available for a for lighting equipment and controls , HVAC systems and controls, motors, food service equipment, PC and Data management systems, refrigeration equipment and controls, and whole building measures .  In general, SMUD provides both custom and prescriptive ("Express") incentive packages for eligible measures. Review the program website to compare the benefits of prescriptive vs. custom incentives for specific equipment and measures.  Additional information on equipment and eligibility requirements, as well as s list of measures not eligible for rebates, can also be found on the program website.