Our SMART Energy Program helps you save money and help the environment. Get rebates for purchasing and installing attic insulation, boilers, furnaces, efficient refrigerators, washing machines, and so much more. Even with our carbon neutral electric portfolio, participating in a rebate program can help to lower your utilities bill. Apply online!
Our Water Efficiency Programwill help you to reduce water waste and lower your bills. We have water wise audits, as well as rebates for installing high efficiency toilets and low water use landscaping.
Multi-Family Complexes--We have a short-term FREE program for you. Take advantage of it now!
These items can reduce your water and energy use and help lower your utilities bill. While installing these items, we will also be surveying your complex for other water and energy efficiency opportunities. Contact us before the pilot program ends and we will provide you with the items applicable for your complex including:
COMMERCIAL LOW-FLOW SHOWERHEADS: Reduce your water and energy costs by having us retrofit your old showerheads with new, state-of-the-art, high-efficiency ones.
KITCHEN and BATHROOM FAUCET AERATORS: When we replace your faucet aerators with the latest low-flow versions you’ll start saving water and energy right away.
CFLs and LEDs: Replace incandescent bulbs with CFLs and LEDs which will save energy and replacement costs.
Please call (888) 827-1113 for more information about the program.
Although Palo Alto’s electric supply is now carbon neutral, it still makes a lot of sense to make energy efficiency improvements at your home!
Benefits when you improve efficiency:
• You get the personal benefit of money savings from reduced electric charges on your utilities bill! • You help reduce the environmental costs for new transmission lines to bring energy from remote generators. • You help reduce the amount of renewable energy the City must buy for the community, and since all renewable energy sources have some environmental impact (wind and birds, solar and desert tortoises, etc.), using less power from ANY energy facility reduces our impact on the environment. • You help reduce peak demand on hot summer afternoons for the entire statewide energy system. That means not turning on older, inefficient and polluting generators often needed to meet that peak demand. Even though Palo Alto doesn’t buy this “brown” energy, others in the state do and so not having to turn those generators on is an environmental plus for all Californians. Other Rebates and Programs
Right Tree-Right Place Program Trees and power lines can co-exist! If you have a private tree conflicting with power lines, you have several options, including possible free removal and rebates for replacement. [more]