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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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SCE - Multi-Family Residential Energy Efficiency Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/17/2012
Program Overview:
State: California
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Refrigerators, Ceiling Fan, Water Heaters, Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Building Insulation, Windows, Pool Pumps, Vending Machine Controls, LED Lighting
Applicable Sectors: Multi-Family Residential
Amount:LED Pool/Spa Lighting: $75 - $100/unit
Pool Pumps: $100
Energy Star Ceiling Fan (with Energy Star CFLs): $20/unit
High Efficiency Clothes Washers: $50 - $100/unit
Energy Star Refrigerators: $50/unit
Dual Pane Windows: $0.75/sq. ft.
Central Air and Heat Pumps: $150/unit
Water Heaters: $30
Attic or Wall Insulation: $0.15/sq. ft.
Cool Vending Machine Controls: $100/unit
Equipment Requirements:See program web site for full equipment standards
Multi-family Central Air and Heat Pumps: Energy efficiency must exceed Title 20 by at least 20%.
Funding Source:System Benefits Charge
Start Date:1/1/2012
Expiration Date:12/31/2012
Web Site:
Southern California Edison (SCE) offers prescriptive rebates to multi-family properties for lighting, HVAC technologies, water heaters, ceiling fans, appliances, window improvements, and insulation upgrades. Information on incentive rates and specifications of eligible products are available on the program web site. Pool pump retailers or contractors are eligible for a $100 incentive for installing pool pumps for customers that are eligible for the SCE rebates. A separate application for retailers is available on the web site. Contact SCE for additional information on this program.

  SCE Rebate Processing Center
Southern California Edison
Residential Programs
P.O. Box 800
Rosemeade, CA 91771-0001
Phone: (800) 655-4555
Phone 2: (800) 736-4777
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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