The Earth Advantage Rebate Program was designed to offer rebates to residential and business customers of Redding Electric Utility (REU) for solar PV, solar thermal, and geothermal heat pump systems. As required by state law, PV incentives were scheduled to decline annually.
On December 9, 2010, Redding Electric announced that they have already committed the projected budget for their PV rebates through 2015. At this time the PV rebate program is suspended. Redding Electric will reopen the program if any projects in the queue drop out of the queue.
Redding Electric Utility offers a variety of financial incentives for energy efficiency through its Earth Advantage Rebate Program. Rebates are for weatherization measures, HVAC equipment, and lighting equipment. Rebates are limited to upgrades and efficiency improvements on existing equipment. Rebate applications and further program guidelines are available on REU's web site. Those customers below 80% of median income levels could qualify for higher rebates if they contact REU and fill out the application on the web site.
Modesto Irrigation District’s Commercial Power Saver Rebate Program offers incentives to commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers for the purchase and installation of qualifying energy efficient products. Rebates are available for a wide variety of products, including: lighting, refrigeration, HVAC and air conditioning, high efficiency motors, and window sun shades.
The MPower Business New Construction Rebate Program is available to commercial, industrial, or agricultural customers that presently or will receive electric service from MID. Accounts billed on FL or SL rate schedules are not eligible for this program.
The MPower Custom Rebate Program is available to larger commercial, industrial or agricultural customers that replace existing equipment or systems with high efficiency equipment. To be eligible for this program, replacement projects must meet the following requirements:
Modesto Irrigation District's MPower New Home Program provides incentives to builders and homeowners for designing and building energy-efficient homes. Eligible homes must meet the guidelines for California Energy Star Qualified New Homes, listed on the program application. Each qualified new home will receive a rebate of up to $500. Applications must be submitted and approved before construction has started. Program requires that an independent third party HERS rater verify program compliance in homes.
Modesto Irrigation District offers a photovoltaic rebate program for all of their electric customers. The peak output capacity of a system must be 1 kW or greater to participate. Systems up to 30 kilowatts (kW) in capacity can receive an up-front capacity-based incentive. Systems greater than 30 kW and up to 1,000 kW (1 MW) can receive a performance-based incentive. The rebate levels will decline over time.
Modesto Irrigation District’s Home Rebate Program offers residential customers cash rebates for the purchase and installation of qualifying energy efficient products installed in existing homes. Eligible equipment includes air conditioners, heat pumps, appliances, insulation measures, radiant barriers, VSM handlers, whole house fans, solar attic fans, sunscreens, and window replacements. Rebates are available for equipment meeting program efficiency standards which were purchased within the eligible time period. The program expires on December 15 of the program year.
Moreno Valley Electric Utility provides rebates to its electric customers for the purchase of photovoltaic (PV) systems. System must be on the same premises as the customer to qualify. Systems 30 kilowatts (kW) or less can receive an upfront incentive of $2.25 per Watt up to $14,000 for a residential system and $50,000 for small commercial systems, or 50% of cost, whichever is less. Systems larger than 30 kW can receive a performance-based incentive of $0.06 per kWh for 5 years. See web site above for more information.
California's net-metering law originally took effect in 1996 and applies to all utilities with one exception*. The law has been amended numerous times since its enactment, most recently by SB 489 in October 2011, which extended net metering to all technologies eligible for the Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS).