Green Rebate Programs
Energy Efficiency Program

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

Energy Efficiency Lighting Incentive

Riverside Public Utilities offers customers incentives when they replace older, inefficient lighting with the most energy-efficient fixtures available. And now, we’re expanding this incentive program to include daylighting and occupancy sensors, along with solar tubes and sky lighting.

Here’s how the program works:

To greater incentivize the use of new lighting technologies, our new tiered system offers three increasing levels of incentives:

Level 1
$0.06 per kWh saved using standard energy efficiency lighting fixture replacements

Level 2
$0.08 per kWh saved for projects that incorporate all of the following:
- New energy-efficient lighting fixtures
- Daylighting and/or occupancy sensors

Level 3
$0.10 per kWh saved for projects that incorporate all of the following:

- New energy-efficient lighting fixtures
- Daylighting and occupancy sensors
- Daylight harvesting using solar tubes or sky lighting with appropriate electronic controls

- HID to T-8 or T-5 fluorescent or LED lighting.  Applicable to parking lot and parking garage lighting also.



Customer Benefits
•Monetary Incentive - Incentives that help offset the cost of purchasing new high-efficiency equipment.

•Return on Investment - Daily savings on your energy consumption and electric bill from the installation of new high-efficiency equipment.

•Managing your Resources - Effectively managing your resources can help your business or institution save money and increase efficiency.



Cash Incentive
Incentives are based on the amount of kWh saved over the course of one year. Rebate amount cannot exceed $25,000 for Flat rate customers or $50,000 for Demand and Time of Use (TOU) customers.  In addition, rebates cannot exceed  50% of the cost of materials, whichever is less.  Customers are limited to one capped rebate per program per fiscal year per premise.



How do I apply?
Download the Commercial Rebate Programs Application to the right of this page, attach any required documentation and mail to:

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

Give your account manager a call today at (951) 826-5485 for full details on our existing programs or to inquire about future programs, or send us an e-mail.


Program Guidelines

  • Energy savings are calculated by the difference in lamp wattage only. Ballast factors do not qualify.
  • Ballasts must be retrofitted at the same time of the lighting upgrade.
  • Qualified lighting must have high-efficiency rating and is subject to approval by Riverside Public Utilities.
  • Qualified lighting must be installed and in operation at the customer’s service address.
  • All General Program Guidelines apply.


What Do I Need To Do?
Select the rebate programs of which you would like to participate:
Lighting Incentives
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