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Palo Alto is one of the only cities in California that owns and operates a full suite of municipal utility services, including electric, fiber optics, natural gas, water and wastewater. The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) takes pride in providing quality services to the residents of Palo Alto since 1896. Palo Alto municipal utility customers benefit from local control and policy setting, community values-driven programs and services, reliable and safe operations, responsiveness and accountability to utility customers, and competitive rates.

Ways to Save

The Home Efficiency Genie is your trusted advisor for all home efficiency and electrification upgrades and programs. The Genie now offers a virtual assessment for a safe and professional energy and water check-up. Assess your home's readiness to use Palo Alto's clean electricity for EV charging or efficient electric appliances like heat pump space and water heating with our new Home Electrification Readiness Assessment.

Home Efficiency Genie

CPAU offers a variety of rebates, services and resources to save energy and water to help keep utility bill costs low.

Save Energy & Water

If you are on a limited income, experiencing financial hardship or have medical needs that increase your utility usage, you may be eligible for help on your utility bill costs with programs like the Rate Assistance Program (RAP), the Residential Energy Assistance Program (REAP), and ProjectPLEDGE.

Utilities Financial Assistance

Find easy no cost or low cost ways to save energy and water efficiency during any season. 

Efficiency Tips

Events & Workshops

Throughout the year, the City offers a variety of events and workshops focused on resource sustainability, emergency preparedness, community resilience, and more. Learn how to reduce waste, conserve water, save energy, and prevent pollution.



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