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Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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Pasadena Water and Power - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/14/2012
Program Overview:
State: California
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Ceiling Fan, Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Windows, Whole House Fans, Pool Pumps, Room Air Conditioners, Attic Fans, Skylight/Light Tube, Shade Screens
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Agricultural
Amount:Incentive amounts increase with purchase from Pasadena retailers and with Green Power purchase
Refrigerator: $100 - $150
Refrigerator Recycling: $25 Freezer Recycling: $35
Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) fixtures: $25 - $30
Ceiling Fan with CFLs: $40 - $50
Programmable Thermostat: $20 - $25
Clothes Washer: $80 - $100
Dishwasher: $60 - $75
Heat Pumps: $100/ton - $160/ton
Central A/C: $100/ton - $150/ton
Room A/C: $50 - $75
Solar Attic/Roof Fan: $90 - $100
Shade Screens: $0.60 - $0.75/sq.ft.
Skylight/Light Tube: $175 - $200
Dual-glazed Windows/Doors: $1.50 - $2.00/sq ft
Pool pumps: $200 - $250
Shade Trees: $40 - $50
Maximum Incentive:Ceiling Fan: Limit two
Room A/C: Limit two
Attic/Roof Fan: Limit two
Shade Screens: Installation must be made to windows on south, west or east walls; screens must reflect 70% of the sun's heat and glare
Skylights/Light Tubes: Limit one
Equipment Requirements:Appliances and lighting must be Energy Star rated; all other items have minimum efficiency ratings which vary by system size.
Web Site:

Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) offers rebates to residential customers on a wide variety of energy efficient technologies, including:

  • Clothes Washers 
  • Refrigerators 
  • Lighting Fixtures 
  • Ceiling/Attic/Roof Fans 
  • Central/Room A/C 
  • Heat Pumps 
  • Programmable Thermostat

Customers who purchase equipment from retailers located in Pasadena receive a larger rebate amount. In addition, residential customers are also eligible to receive bonus rebates by participating in the Green Power Program, which supports the use of clean renewable energy sources that eliminate greenhouse gas emissions.

PWP also offers rebates for the purchase of shade trees that provide energy saving benefits. Customers may purchase and plant up to 10 trees per year to provide homes with shade, increasing cooling efficiency.

More information, including additional program information, eligibility, product requirements, and contact information may be found on the web site listed above.

  Pasadena Water and Power
PWP Business Center
Customer Relations-Rebates
105 S. Los Robles Avenue Suite 200
100 N. Garfield Ave. PO Box 7115
Pasadena, CA 91109
Phone: (626) 744-6970
Web Site:
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