Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Program

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The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Program provides commercial and industrial (C&I) customers with a free high-level assessment of their facility's energy usage and concrete recommendations for saving energy. 


The program is available to commercial or industrial customers with a facility that receives utility services from CPAU. The facility must also be larger than 50,000 square feet.

How It Works

Step One: Initial Assessment 

CPAU has selected the engineering consulting company Enovity to help our customer evaluate energy efficiency opportunities. 

Enrollment is easy.

Submit a Program Participation Agreement(PDF, 396KB) to indicate your program interest.

Step Two: Detailed Investigation

 The consultant will deliver a detailed, on-site investigation of your facility to determine baseline energy and water usage levels and efficiency project recommendations, including expected timeline, cost, energy savings and incentive amounts.

Step Three: Project Implementation

Once you approve the project proposed by the consultant, you may proceed with project installations using any contractor you choose.

Step Four: Project Verification and Rebate Processing 

After installation, the consultant will verify your facility's energy savings and provide a report to you and to CPAU that details the final energy savings results and incentive amount.

Step Five : Receive Rebate Check

If approved, CPAU will issue an incentive check.

Participation Benefits

  • On-site, custom facility energy evaluation from a qualified engineering consulting company.
  • Detailed report on facility's energy use and recommendations for energy efficiency projects, including associated energy savings, costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Independent verification of achieved energy savings after installation.
  • Turnkey project implementation services can be provided by the City's engineering consultant for an additional fee.