SMUD - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Last updated: April 15, 2019

Program Overview

Implementing Sector:Utility
Category:Financial Incentive
Incentive Type:Rebate Program
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Administrator:Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:Solar Water Heat
Eligible Efficiency Technologies:Dishwasher, Refrigerators/Freezers, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Heat pumps, Air conditioners, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Custom/Others pending approval, Food Service Equipment, Vending Machine Controls, Commercial Cooking Equipment, Personal Computing Equipment, Data Center Equipment, LED Lighting, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Incentive Amount:Express Energy Solutions Screw-in, Recessed & Pin Base Lighting to LED: $1-$8 Fluorescent Lighting to LED: $4-$40 HID Lighting to LED: $6-$190 Lighting Controls: $8-$15 HVAC and VFD: $50-$150/ton Refrigeration: $4-$75 Food Service Equipment: $100-$6,125 Multifamily Incentives: varies, see website for details Complete Energy Solutions Varies, see website or call 1-855-822-2936 for details Custom Incentives Heating and Cooling Systems: $0.15 energy reduction, $200/kW demand reduction LED Lighting and Controls: $0.10-$20/kWh reduced Refrigeration: $0.15/kWh energy reduction, $200/kW demand reduction Industrial Processes: $0.15/kWh energy reduction, $200/kW demand reduction Pump Energy Assessment: $0.15/kWh, $200/kW Retrocommissioning: $0.08/kWh, $150/kW Savings by Design Varies, see website or contact utility for details
Maximum Incentive:Express Energy Solutions: $20,000 per account, per year Complete Energy Solutions: 80% of project costs Custom Incentives: 50% of project cost or $150,000 Savings by Design: $150,000 plus $50,000 additional design team incentives


Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) offers a wide array of incentives for its commercial customers to increase the energy efficiency of their facilities. SMUD offers four different rebate programs to accomplish this goal. Customers who know the energy upgrades they want to install, have a contractor, and are ready to start should consider the Express Energy Solutions.

For customers who don't know where to start, the Complete Energy Solutions program may be a good place to begin. Complex, large, and industrial projects are often good candidates for the Custom Incentives Program. For new construction measures, customers should consider the Savings by Design program. More information can be found on the program website.

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