Ways to Save

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City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) offers a variety of rebates, services and resources to help you save money whether that be at your home or business. In addition to reducing your utility bill, learn how to become more energy and water efficient and lower your carbon footprint by clicking on the customer segment that best fits your needs below.

Residential

Start with the Home Efficiency Genie 

Get a free consultation from the Home Efficiency Genie with custom recommendations for your home based on your electric and water usage.  

From there, explore options for a complete assessment to pinpoint exactly where your home is wasting energy and get free direct install of efficiency products in qualifying homes. 

Get started with the Home Efficiency Genie

Save on Energy

Reduce your utility bills, electrify your home and drive, and improve your comfort with rebates on home appliances and systems. 

 

Save on Water 

Find easy and effective water-saving tips and get personalized recommendations with WaterSmart, a new City online water management tool. You can also track and understand where you use the most water and receive leak alerts.

Get started with WaterSmart on MyCPAU

Make water conservation a California way of life with free services and rebates from the City of Palo Alto in partnership with Valley Water.

Free Water Services

Landscape & Stormwater Rebates

Drop into Valley Water’s virtual Office Hours to get advice on your project and learn more about landscape rebate programs. Evening sessions are available on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, and lunch hour sessions are available on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.

Check out Valley Water's Landscape Guides and CPAU’s efficiency tips to save water and money the California way. 

Get Financial Assistance  

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.  

Apply now

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Multifamily Property Owners

Start with the Multifamily Plus Program 

Upgrade your multifamily complex at no cost. CPAU’s team of energy experts will work with you to help lower your building's energy consumption through efficiency measures, saving you money and reducing carbon emissions. 

Get started with the Multifamily Plus Program

Save on Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations

Get free personalized technical assistance, to navigate the process of installing EV charging infrastructure. For a limited time, CPAU will pay for 75% of all EV charger installation costs, up to $80,000, at multifamily and mixed-use buildings. 

Get started with EV technical assistance and rebates

Save on Water

Get a free consultation from an irrigation professional with custom recommendations for your landscape. Completing a survey can pre-qualify you for water-saving landscape rebate programs.

Get started with a landscape survey

Make water conservation a California way of life with rebates and free services from the City of Palo Alto in partnership with Valley Water. 

Free Water Use Monitoring Tools 

 

Landscape & Facility Upgrade Rebates 

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Small & Medium Businesses

Start with the Business Energy Advisor 

Get a free consultation and on-site assessment from the Business Energy Advisor with custom recommendations for your business to help you lower your utility costs with more efficient equipment.   

From there, the Business Energy Advisor can help you find qualified contractors, identify rebates available, and explore financing options.   

Get started with the Business Energy Advisor

Save on Energy 

CPAU offers programs and rebates on appliances and systems that can help reduce your utility bills, replace gas equipment with efficient electric equipment, as well as improve the comfort and air quality in your business. 

 

Save on Water

Get a free consultation from an irrigation professional with custom recommendations for your landscape. Completing a survey can pre-qualify you for water-saving landscape rebate programs.

Get started with a landscape survey

Make water conservation a California way of life with rebates and free services from the City of Palo Alto in partnership with Valley Water. 

Free Water Use Monitoring Tools 

 

Landscape & Facility Upgrade Rebates 

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Large Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional

Start with the Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Program 

Get a free high-level assessment of your facility's energy usage and custom recommendations for saving energy in your building. 

From there, you can use your own contractor to install upgrades or CPAU can help you with turnkey project implementation services for an additional fee. 

Get started with a free facility assessment

Save on Energy 

CPAU offers programs and rebates on appliances and systems that can help reduce your utility bills, replace gas equipment with efficient electric equipment, as well as improve the comfort and air quality in your business. 

 

Save on Water

Get a free consultation from an irrigation professional with custom recommendations for your landscape. Completing a survey can pre-qualify you for water-saving landscape rebate programs.

Get started with a landscape survey

Make water conservation a California way of life with rebates and free services from the City of Palo Alto in partnership with Valley Water. 

Free Water Use Monitoring Tools 

 

Landscape & Facility Upgrade Rebates 

Find More Ways to Save