Green Rebate Programs
Energy Efficiency Program

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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.

Find the Energy Star Logo
All qualifying Energy Star products will be marked with the Energy Star logo. See this energy guide for more information.



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 new Energy Star-rated products qualify for rebates, used and refurbished equipment is not eligible:

Quality Products



Refrigerator w/recycling of old unit*

At least 14 cubic ft. / Energy Star® Rated


Refrigerator w/out recycling old unit

At least 14 cubic ft.


Recycling old ref. w/out new purchase



Room Air Conditioner

Energy Star® Rated



Energy Star® Rated


High-Efficiency Clothes Washer

Energy Star® Rated

Up to $235**

Ceiling fan (4 fans maximum)

Energy Star® Rated

$25 (each)

High-efficiency electric water heater


Energy factor of 0.93 or greater

Energy Star® Rated, 39" or greater


$150 per TV

New Technology Energy Star Product Rebate Program – Riverside Public Utilities provides incentives to support energy efficiency, encourage the use of renewable energy sources, and support efforts to conserve energy and lessen pollution through the use of new technologies in the marketplace. High efficient electric heat pump dryers and electric heat pump water heaters are examples of new technologies and provide a cost conscious and energy efficient way to electrically heat water and dry clothes in a residential home.

Electric heat pump water heater

Electric heat pump dryer

Energy Star® Rated

Energy Star® Rated



*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 $160 back. If you are both an RPU electric and water customer, you can receive up to $235 back for purchasing a qualifying Energy Star-rated HECW. HECWs must be Energy Star-rated and have a water factor of 4 or less per load.

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, download and fill out the application form and attach copies of the dated sales receipt(s), and mail to:

Riverside Public Utilities Programs & Services
3750 University Avenue, 3rd Floor - 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
  • 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:
Energy Star
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