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Redding Electric - Residential and Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/14/2012
Program Overview:
State: California
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Custom/Others pending approval, Pool Pumps, Evaporative Coolers, LED Lighting
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Low-Income Residential
Amount:Window Treatments: $1 per sq ft
Insulation: $0.15/square foot
Electric Water Heater Blanket: 75% of cost
Radiant/Thermal Barrier Material: $0.10 per sq ft
Split System A/C: $400
Package System A/C: $400
Heat Pump: $300
Duct Repair / Replacement: 50% of cost
HVAC Tune-up: $25 per unit, per year
Whole House Fan/Evaporative Coolers: $150 per unit
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $1,000 per ton
Variable Speed Pool Pumps: $200
Lighting: up to $0.05 per kWh saved
Maximum Incentive:Windows: $250 - Residential; $750 (Commercial)
Insulation: up to $500 - Residential; pre-approval required - Commercial
Water Heater Blanket: $20 per unit
Radiant/Thermal Barrier Material: $500 - Residential; pre-approval required - Commercial
Duct Repair/Replacement: $500
Lighting: $5,000
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $5,000 (Residential), contact REU for Commercial
Equipment Requirements:Insulation: Attic R-38, Floor R-19, Walls R-13, Duct Wrap R-8.
Window treatment solar blockage: 60%
Radiant heat rejection rating: 95%
Thermal Barrier emissivity rating: 85%
Windows: U-factor .40 and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of .40 or less
Water Heaters: Energy Factor of .94 or greater
Duct repair/replacement: Must have existing duct losses of 15% or higher
Geothermal Heat Pumps must be vertical loop systems and pre-approved by REU
Installation Requirements:Rebate applicable for conditioned spaces
Program Budget:Maximum amounts apply for the life of the program.
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Redding Electric Utility offers a variety of financial incentives for energy efficiency through its Earth Advantage Rebate Program. Rebates are for weatherization measures, HVAC equipment, and lighting equipment. Rebates are limited to upgrades and efficiency improvements on existing equipment. Rebate applications and further program guidelines are available on REU's web site. Those customers below 80% of median income levels could qualify for higher rebates if they contact REU and fill out the application on the web site.

Additionally, the Home Performance Program offers an alternative to single-item equipment purchases by providing a comprehensive solution for the entire home. Select contractors will perform testing and analysis on a variety of energy consuming household equipment, identifying opportunities for energy savings throughout the home. Measures often include HVAC system removal and replacement, HVAC right-sizing, increased insulation levels and optimization of whole house ventilation systems. Contact Redding Electric or view the program web site for information on individual equipment rebates for commercial and residential customers, as well as Home Performance Program rebates.

  Earth Advantage Rebates
Redding Electric Utility
777 Cypress Ave
PO Box 496071
Redding, CA 96001
Phone: (530) 339-7215
Fax: (530) 339-7389
Web Site:
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