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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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SMUD - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/11/2013
Program Overview:
State: California
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Roofs, Whole House Fans, Pool Pumps, Room Air Conditioners, LED Lighting, Cool Roof
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Installer/Contractor, Multi-Family Residential
Amount:Home Performance Program: up to $5,000
Multi-Family Housing Program: $500 for 10% energy savings plus $40 for each additional percentage
Central A/C and/or Heat Pump: $400 - $1,100
Attic Insulation: up to $1,500
Wall Insulation: up to $1,000
Crawlspace Insulation: up to $500
Heat Pump water Heater: $650
Domestic Water Heater: $150
Windows: up to $1,000
Duct Sealing: $250
Duct Replacement: up to $500
Air Sealing: up to $400
Pool Pumps: $250 - $400 Room Air Conditioner: $50
Whole House Fan: $100
Clothes Washer: $50
Dishwasher: $50
Refrigerator: $75
CFL Light: reduced prices at retailers
LED Light: reduced prices via partnership with manufacturers
Cool Roof: $0.10 - $0.20/sq. ft.
Maximum Incentive:Contact SMUD for individual program or equipment maximum amounts
Equipment Requirements:See rebate chart on web site listed above to see individual equipment requirements
Appliances must be ENERGY STAR rated
Cool Roof: Must meet program technical guidelines
Expiration Date:12/31/2013
Web Site:

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) offers incentives for its residential customers to purchase and install energy efficient equipment and measures for the homes. Rebate charts of eligible products and equipment are available on the SMUD program web site listed above. Equipment requirements may be found on the rebate chart and must be met by all participating customers. The Home Performance Program requires that a home energy evaluation be performed to determine the most effective efficiency measures to utilize. Contact SMUD for more information on individual equipment rebates or comprehensive measures.


  Residential Equipment Efficiency Programs
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
6201 S Street
PO Box 15830
Sacramento, CA 95852-1830
Phone: (888) 742-7683
Web Site:
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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