Riverside Public Utilities offers customers incentives when they replace older, inefficient lighting with the most energy-efficient fixtures available. And now, they are expanding this incentive program to include day-lighting and occupancy sensors, along with solar tubes and sky lighting.

Here’s how the program works:
To greater incentivize the use of new lighting technologies, the new tiered system offers three increasing levels of incentives:

Level 1
$0.06 per kWh saved using standard energy efficiency lighting fixture replacements

Level 2
$0.08 per kWh saved for projects that incorporate all of the following:
– New energy-efficient lighting fixtures
– Day-lighting and/or occupancy sensors

Level 3
$0.10 per kWh saved for projects that incorporate all of the following:

– New energy-efficient lighting fixtures
– Day-lighting and occupancy sensors
– Daylight harvesting using solar tubes or sky lighting with appropriate electronic controls
– HID to T-8 or T-5 fluorescent or LED lighting.  This is applicable to parking lot and parking garage lighting also.

Customer Benefits

  • Monetary Incentive – Incentives that help offset the cost of purchasing new high-efficiency equipment.
  • Return on Investment – Daily savings on your energy consumption and electric bill from the installation of new high-efficiency equipment.
  • Managing your Resources – Effectively managing your resources can help your business or institution save money and increase efficiency.

Cash Incentive
Incentives are based on the amount of kWh saved over the course of one year. Rebate amount cannot exceed $25,000 or 50% of the cost of materials, whichever is less.

How do you apply?

Give BDT Energy Group a call at (951) 530-3360.  We will help you determine the lighting you need and then we will help you with the paperwork for the rebate submittal.

Or you can download the Commercial Rebate Programs Application from the website and then send any required documentation to:

Riverside Public Utilities Programs & Services
3901 Orange Street, Riverside, CA 92501

Program Guidelines

  • Energy savings are calculated by the difference in lamp wattage only. Ballast factors do not qualify.
  • Ballasts must be retrofitted at the same time of the lighting upgrade.
  • Qualified lighting must have high-efficiency rating and is subject to approval by Riverside Public Utilities.
  • Qualified lighting must be installed and in operation at the customer’s service address.
  • All General Program Guidelines apply.