Green Rebate Programs
Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Energy Efficiency Program

It's the most cost effective way to lower your energy usage.

Row of Energy Star Clothes Washers.
Energy Star Rebates

Energy Star is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, product manufacturers, local utilities and retailers that promote efficient products and educate consumers about the benefits of energy efficiency. Riverside Public Utilities has been an Energy Star partner since 1999.



What is the Energy Star Product Rebate?
Riverside Public Utilities provides incentives to its customers who purchase new high-efficiency, Energy Star-rated products that use less electricity than standard units of comparable size.



Which products qualify?
The following Energy Star-rated products qualify for rebates:
Please note: There is a rebate cap of $500 per customer, per year.



Qualified Products Rating Rebate Amount
Refrigerator w/recycling of old unit* At least 14 cubic ft. / Energy Star® Rated $200
Refrigerator w/out recycling old unit At least 14 cubic ft. $100
Recycling old refrigerator w/out new purchase   N/A $50
Room Air Conditioner Energy Star® Rated $50
Dishwasher Energy Star® Rated $50
Clothes Washer Energy Star® Rated $75
High-Efficiency Clothes Washer Energy Star® Rated Up to $155**
Ceiling fan (4 fans maximum) Energy Star® Rated $25 (each)
Televisions Energy Star® Rated and 32" or larger $100 each***

*Proof of recycling of old refrigerator must be provided with application. Call 1-800-685-2722 weekdays, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. to schedule an appointment for pick-up. For more information and restrictions visit RPU's Refrigerator Recycling page.

** RPU Electric customers are eligible to receive $75 back for purchasing a High-Efficiency Clothes Washer (HECW), while RPU water customers can receive $80 back. If you are both an RPU electric and water customer, you can receive up to $155 back for purchasing a qualifying Energy Star-rated HECW.

*** For a limited time only, subject to fund availability.  Televisions must have been purchased on or after November 16, 2012.

Listings of qualified Energy Star rated models can be found at:



What do I need to do to receive a rebate?
After purchasing a qualifying Energy Star-rated product, complete the Energy Star Rebate application, attach copies of the dated sales receipt(s), and mail to:

Riverside Public Utilities Programs & Services
3901 Orange Street, Riverside, CA 92501

Still have questions? Give us a call at 951-826-5485 or send us an e-mail.



Additional rebates may be available
Additional Energy Star product rebates may be available from the Southern California Gas Company.
Please note: Riverside Public Utilities provides these links as informational only, and is not responsible for content, or availability of rebate amounts that may be offered by these entities. 



Program Guidelines

  • Program is subject to fund availability and may be canceled at any time.
  • Customers must fulfill all program-specific and general RPU program guidelines to be eligible for incentives.
  • Products must be Energy Star rated to qualify, and are subject to approval by RPU. Qualified products can be found at
  • Rebate amounts are limited to $500 per year, per customer.
  • Rebates will be applied to the customer's residential electric account.
  • All General Program Guidelines apply.

For more information on Energy Star-rated products, call 1-888-782-7937 or visit their web site:

(Riverside Public Utilities does not guarantee the accuracy of the data and information derived from the Energy Star website. This link is provided for informational purposes only.)


Energy Star ® is a U.S. Registered Trademark.

What Do I Need To Do?

Select the rebate programs of which you would like to participate:

Complete the application including all applicable receipts and mail to:

Riverside Public Utilities
Programs & Services

3750 University Avenue, 3rd Floor
Riverside, CA 92501

Download Application