Green Rebate Programs
Technical Assistance and Grants
Which type of Technical Assistance and Grants would you like to see?
Energy Innovations Grants

Energy Innovation Grants have helped post-secondary institutions look for new ways to advance science and technology in energy-related fields. As we continue to work with local universities on the development of new innovative projects, we are helping to make energy cleaner and more reliable.



Proposals must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for consideration:

Propose an original innovative solution to a significant energy issue, address a California market need, provide a clear potential benefit to California electricity ratepayers, and target one or more of the categories listed below:

  • Building end-use efficiency
  • Environmentally-preferred advanced generation
  • Renewable generation
  • Energy-related environmental research
  • Strategic energy research
  • Electric transportation


How do I apply?

Give your Account Manager a call today at 951.826.5485 for full details, or send us an e-mail.



Energy Innovations Grant Guidelines

  • This program is available to public or private post-secondary educational institutions within RPU’s service territory only.
  • Only one Energy Innovation Grant may be awarded to a public or private post-secondary education institution per fiscal year.
  • The level of incentive is up to 100% of the project cost not to exceed $100,000 with no matching funds or repayment requirements associated with this program.
  • Feasibility study funds are available up to $5,000 per project per calendar year to determine the effectiveness of the proposed project.
  • Grant recipients will be required to enter into an agreement with Riverside Public Utilities to establish that the project demonstrates the proposed savings.
  • Applicant’s project must be initiated within 30 days of the effective date of the agreement and must be completed within one year.
  • All projects or uses of grant funds must comply with the relevant portions of the California Public Utilities Code Section 385 related to the use of public benefits funds.
  • For good cause and upon proper notification, the General Manager of Riverside Public Utilities may approve the extension of project deadlines.
  • Copyrightable material and all patent rights for inventions conceived or put into use in the course of the grant project will be the property of the recipient subject to Riverside Public Utilities retaining certain limited use rights.
  • Grant participants will be required to cooperate with Riverside Public Utilities in publicity activities regarding awarding of the grant.
  • Completion and submission of an application does not obligate Riverside Public Utilities to allocate grant funds.
  • Limitations apply.
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
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